A broad what's it worth Q? 69 polara

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  1. shooter65

    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    The fifth digit of the VIN will also make a significant difference it value.

    DM27K9 is a 350hp 440
    DM27L9 is a 375hp 440 Magnum HP.
     
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    Ripinator Old Man with a Hat

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    Aaarrrff!
     
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    Okay ….…...can you show me a fendertag-picture with DM27K9...…. ?
     
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    Mine...…….
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    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    DM27G9.JPG
    Not a great pic but here's one with a 383, G code, are you curious or inferring that all 69 DM27 440's were L code?
     
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    Only DM27 440,s with L code......yes!
     
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    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    I stand corrected, thank you for the info.

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    So, L code only dm27L That's the only 440 motor available on the polara 500 in 69. Correct?

    I'm new to the big car letters and numbers so please bare with me. just wanted to make sure I'm reading what you guys are saying correctly.
     
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    shooter65 Appalachian American FCBO Gold Member

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    You are correct and I've been corrected. BUT, be aware that 69 and earlier L was the code for the High Performance 440. Marketing for the 440 HP was Super Commando for Plymouth, Magnum for Dodge and TNT for Chrysler. 70 and later U was the code for the High Performance 440. The only larger engine installed from the factory in a C-Body was the optional V code 440 6-barrel in the 70 Sport Fury GT. IMO the 69 Polara 500 with the 440 HP is very cool, probably pretty rare and should increase the value.
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    WRT interior fabric check with SMS. Several years ago they had the correct green interior for my 70 Polara convertible. I'd be surprised if they didn't have the 69 material. FYI they have a reputation for slow delivery.
     
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    And in '70 the L was the 383 2bbl motor. 4bbl was N.
     
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    Would love to find a N code 383 and swap it for the 440 in my car (NOM).
     
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    Thanks mate, got her back in 2008 after getting inspiration from friends 1970 Fury convertible. In 2011 I put her back on the road after restoration and enjoying her ever since. There are few Chryslers convertibles in my country, one or two Imperials top down and that´s it as far as I know. It makes it easy to spot her on the mall parking lot :lol:
     
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    Agreed, gotta pay attention on the letter L, don't know why they rearranged that lettering scheme. Perhaps because back then it wasn't of interest like it is now. Who knew people would salivate after these cars 20+ years afterward.
     
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    Could be the result of the writing on the wall. Changes were coming, the new 360, the last of the 383s, the 400.... They needed the letters and there are only 216 in the alphabet.