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RealRides of WNY - 1968 Polara

December 16, 2021

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Polara


You can tell the model year of this 1968 Dodge Polara by the shape and size of its side marker lights. All Plymouths and Dodges wore these tiny porthole-shaped lights for this, the first year of federally mandated lamps for passenger cars, while Chryslers and Imperials sported rectangles of about the same size. Surprisingly, considering the climate for lineup diversity in 1968, Dodge offered only one roofline for its full-sized two-door hardtops this year. Over in the Ford and Chevy showrooms, there were formal and fastback versions available. What’s that you say? Dodge wasn’t competing with Ford & Chevy? Well, the Dodge rival 1968 Mercury also offered those same two rooflines seen on the Ford models. So there! Lol… We saw this one over the summer sporting a For Sale sign in Clarence.

Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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