Monday, May 29, 2017

1969 Dodge Polara 440

When old cops get together and talk squad cars, the 1969 Dodge Polara 440 is the one that gets reverence. The full-size 1969 Dodge Polara police special was relatively lightweight thanks to its unibody construction and overpowered due to the 375-horsepower, 440-cubic-inch V8 lurking under its hood.

Channeling that power through a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission the 1969 Polara made 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and blitzed through the quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds at 98 mph. Top speed was an unheard of 147 mph. Even by 21st century standards, that’s not shabby, at all.
The 1969 Dodge Polara has been considered the pinnacle of police-car performance: with the 440 under the hood, heavy-duty suspension, and monster brakes, it was more muscle car than most muscle cars in the day.