1962 Dodge Polara 500

The 1962 Dodge Dart, the base trim level in the Dodge lineup, was all-new. It shared some of its body and chassis components with the Polara 500 Series, the top trim level in the 1962 Dodge lineup. The Polara 500 had all the features found on the Dart 400 plus carpeting, dual exhaust, padded instrument panel, Deluxe steering wheel, wheel covers, and bucket seats. Power was from a 361 cubic-inch V8 engine offering just over 300 horsepower. Body styles included a 2-door coupe, 4-door hardtop sedan, and a convertible.

Approximately 12,500 examples of the Polara 500 were produced during the 1962 year.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2015

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The name Dodge Polara first appeared in 1960 and was used on Dodges full-size vehicle. The name would continue to adorned Dodge vehicles in various forms unti 1973. When introduced, the Dodge Polaras design was similar to vehicles of the prior years, continuing the Forward Look design of Virgil Exner. In the front was a small grille accompanied by a large front bumper. In the rear....
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1962 Polara 500
1962 Dodge Polara 500 Price Range: $2,960 - $3,265

$2,240 - $3,090

Model Year Production

1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)465,732
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)632,658
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)489,065
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)501,781
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)446,129
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)240,484
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)269,367
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)367,804
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)156,385
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)
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