Saturday, June 8, 2019

1969 Dodge Polara 440

The 1969 Dodge Polara 440 is the one car that gets respect from cops. The 1969 Dodge Polara police special was 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 car 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.
The 1969 Dodge Polara has long been considered the absolute apex of police car performance.
With the 440 thumping under the hood, heavy duty suspension, and monster brakes, it was far more muscle car than most muscle cars of the day.