1968 Dodge Polara Coupe. Police highway patrol car

Dodge Polara Third generation Coupe. Police highway patrol car

For the 1965, Chrysler moved the Polara back to the full-sized Chrysler C platform that was shared with Chrysler and Plymouth models. Once again offered in a full range of bodies (sedans, hardtops, station wagons, etc.), the Polara, in effect, replaced the 880 and remained a step below the Custom 880, and the new Monaco hardtop coupe was now Dodge’s top model.

The previous mid-sized Dodges that were sold under the names Polara 500, Polara, 440, and 330 continued in production under the name Dodge Coronet, their wheelbase shrinking to 117 inches (2,972 mm). In the 1966 model year, the Monaco would replace the Custom 880 as the mid-level model while a new Monaco 500 would replace the previous 1965 Monaco.

1967 models received a facelift and the hardtop coupe adopted a semi-fastback roof style with a reverse-slant rear quarter window. The 1967 models included a new U.S. government-required safety package that featured an energy-absorbing steering column and safety steering wheel, blunt dashboard controls, more interior padding, and a dual-circuit brake master cylinder. The 1968 model years added outboard front shoulder belts and side marker lights in addition to the 1967 safety equipment.

Made in USA

Year of production: 1968

Engine: 8 cylinders; 5210 cc

Power: 230 HP

Max speed: 185 km/h

Fuel consumption: 20 l/100 km

Weight: 1708 kg

Route 66 (Petersburg)

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