Dodge Polara 500 Hardtop, 1968 MY DM 23

The Dodge Polara 500 Hardtop is a 2 door coupé-bodied automobile with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 6.3 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 330 bhp (335 PS/246 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 576 N·m (425 lb·ft/58.7 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box.

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Key facts

Dodge Polara 500 Hardtop, 1968 MY DM 23 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5563 mm
What size engine?
6.3 litre, 6292 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
335 PS / 330 bhp / 246 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
576 Nm / 425 ft.lb / 58.7 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Dodge Polara models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7206 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1618 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW 1925 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7022 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7022 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
1968 Dodge Polara 500 Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3099 mm 122 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Length 5563 mm 219 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90.9 litres 20 UK Gal 24 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.3 litre
6292 cc
(383.961 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 108 × 85.85 mm
4.25 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.26
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
335 PS (330 bhp) (246 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
52.4 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
576 Nm (425 ft·lb) (58.7 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
91.54 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1150.4 kPa (166.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 786.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½JK x 14
Wheel size rear 5½JK x 14
Tyres front 8.25 x 14
Tyres rear 8.25 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID415426
Production total
Model code DM 23
Model family
RAC rating 57.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Dodge Polara 500 Hardtop added 2015-04-27.
Last modified 2015-04-27.