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1965-1966 Dodge Polara 500/Monaco & Monaco 500


1965-1966 Dodge Polara 500, Monaco and Monaco 500 Specifications
Despite pulling up to and more than 4,000 pounds, the Polara and Monaco got to 60 mph in a hurry.
Despite pulling up to and more than 4,000 pounds, the Polara and Monaco got to 60 mph in a hurry.
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The 1965-1966 Dodge Polara 500, Monaco and Monaco 500 were oriented as much toward luxury as they were toward sport. But they were worthy of the muscle cars that would follow in the next few years.

Specifications

Engine: ohv V-8, 383 cid (4.25 × 3.38), 270/315/325 bhp

1965 Engine: 413 cid (4.19 × 3.75), 340 bhp; 426 cid (4.25 × 3.75), 365 bhp

1966 Engine: 440 cid (4.32 × 3.75), 350/365 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual; optional 4-speed manual, 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic

Suspension front: non-parallel control arms, lateral torsion bars

Suspension rear: live axle, leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 121.0

Weight (lbs.): 3,765-4,315

Top speed (mph): 103-118

0-60 mph (sec): 8.4 (V-8 413)

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