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1960-1961 Dodge Polara/Matador


1960-1961 Dodge Polara/Matador Specifications
The styling of the 1961 Dodge Matador was similar to the smaller, cheaper, more popular Dodge Dart.
The styling of the 1961 Dodge Matador was similar to the smaller, cheaper, more popular Dodge Dart.
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The 1960-1961 Dodge Polara/Matador seemed like a good idea at the time, but production slowly tapered each year.

Specifications

Engines: all ohv V-8; 361 cid (4.12 x 3.38), 295 bhp (1960), 265/305 bhp (1961); 383 cid (4.25 x 3.38), 325/330 bhp

Transmissions: 3-speed manual; 2-speed PowerFlite automatic, 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic

Suspension front: upper and lower A-arms, longitudinal torsion bars, anti-roll bar

Suspension rear: live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 122.0

Weight (lbs): 3,705-4,220

Top speed (mph): NA

0-60 mph (sec): NA

Production: 1960 Matador 27,908 Polara 16,728 1961 Polara 14,032

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