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I like to call this one my Mopar Unicorn, it’s a 1961 Dodge Polara D500 four door sedan with a 383 V8 engine that is factory equipped with the dual quad Ram Induction intake system. I use the term Unicorn as only 80 Ram Induction Polara’s where built in 1061 with only 11 of those being four door sedans!
Now to make this car more unique it is a rust free unrestored survivor, I even have paperwork on this car almost back to day one including SMOG cards from California in the 60’s! The exterior paint is not original but it was done sometime in the late 80’s early 90’s to correct a Whole bunch of scratches from having been used as a storage shelf for many years, all inner doors, door jams, under hood trunk area is 100% the paint it left the factory with. The interior is all original other than the passenger side seat bottom has had a cloth panel replaced with NOS correct material. We’ve had the car for close to 10 years and I’ve been collecting information on these cars since the first time I saw it several years before we purchased it and have met a few people that I consider experts on these cars, they tell me this is likely the only survivor 61 Ram Induction Polara in existence. I’ve yet to find another, but I’m always researching!
The car is currently located in Hillsbough New Brunswick Canada. A long ways from Whittier California were it was purchased new 59 years ago..... for over $4000!!!
1996 Corvette Grandsport Z51 Coupe with PowerEffects dual exhaust.
I've had this Vette since it was "born" in 1996. When I originally ordered it, it was a no-show for 6 months so I cancelled the order. One month later, the dealership calls me to tell me it finally came in. Once I saw the car in person there was no other choice than to buy it!
The Grand Sport featured special Admiral Blue exterior with a White stripe up the hood and over the rear deck, two Red hash marks over the left front fender, Black spoke "ZR-1" style wheels, chrome badging and embroidery on the headrests. But what really made the GS grand was the one year only LT4 engine! This power plant featured 10.8:1 compression, revised aluminum heads and camshaft, Crane roller rockers and put out a "conservatively" rated 330hp. The LT4's redline was also increased to 6300 rpm (5700 rpm for LT1), so LT4-equipped models had 8000 rpm tachometers instead of the base 6000 rpm. This engine was only available with the 6-spd manual transmission and only 1000 Grand Sports (Coupe and Convertible) were built, the most coveted being the GS Convertible with red/black interior of which only 53 were produced.
Chevrolet Corvette Grandsport #550