Back in ’69, Dodge gave the Polara a fancy upgrade they called the “Fuselage” design. It made the car look sleeker and more agile, like it was ready to chase down some baddies.
And it really was ready, as the California Highway Patrol custom-ordered these cars with all sorts of special tweaks. They weren’t your average police cars, that’s for sure. Dodge rolled out 1,564 of these ’69 Polara just for the department.
Under the hood, you’ve got that 440 Magnum engine, a high compression ratio, a dual snorkel air cleaner, and some hefty exhaust manifolds. Plus, it’s got manual steering and a 727 three-speed automatic transmission. This baby even sports the original Carter AVS and point ignition.
Check out the Challengeher video below to see Tom tearing it up with this 1969 Dodge CHP Polara. It’s a short video, but you will enjoy it.