October 2 Update – we just noticed a new listing for this 1966 Dodge Polara we first featured at the end of August is still available and Scottie the owner lowered his price again from $13,410 to $11,900. We’ve updated the post link below. Good luck with the purchase!
Spotted just in time for Wagon Wednesday is this White over Two-Tone Blue 1966 Dodge Polara six-passenger wagon originally listed in August 2019 on Craigslist in Hampton, Virginia where the private seller just reduced his original asking price again from $13,410 to $11,900. That’s $3,000 off from where he tried to start. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a two-door hardtop as a proxy, the private seller now has his Polara priced $900 below the #3 “Good” level of $12,800. We note that prices for these cars over the past three years have remained rock steady according to Hagerty’s data.
Despite introducing the Polara as its top of the line nameplate for 1960, Dodge shifted the name within trim and body styles for the next four years. In 1965, Dodge moved the Polara back to the full size “C” platform shared with Chrysler and Plymouth models. Offered in a full range of body styles including the wagon presented here, the Polara was once again a step below the Custom 880 trim.
While the private seller touts the fact his Polara is equipped with a big block 383 cubic inch V8, the reality is all Polaras came standard with that size engine. This particular example does have the optional four-barrel carburetor-equipped version producing 325 horsepower connected to a 727 TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission. The owner reports his Polara has 106K miles “on the clock.” Full-size Chryslers during this time were often criticized for their poor fuel economy, so don’t expect much better than 10 miles per gallon with this car.
Based on the pictures provided, this Polara wagon looks to be a solid car with a presentable white exterior and a very nice two-tone blue interior. Equipped with power brakes and steering, this should be an easy car to guide down the turnpike as you head to the car show of your choice. Not known is whether this Polara is a survivor or if it has been restored to the current condition. If you learn the details, please comment below to let us and our readers know more. Good luck with the purchase!