Yes, it is a factory install, factory frame brackets, not welded on later.Interesting...is it mounted to some brackets welded onto the stub frame? My car doesn't even have those welded brackets.
Nice!As suggested that I post in this thread, here's the fender tag for my '70 Fury III convertible. I bought it on eBay around 2008 in Greenville, NC. at a small used car dealership. The guy told me it was a "one owner" car and had been in Greenville since new. It's basically a survivor and has it's original paint and interior. Not really a show car, but a great car for just cruising around in the summers. Has about 110k on it. I want to get the AC operational at some point, along with new shocks and perhaps some heavier springs. With the 318 suspension components and no front sway bar, the handling, oompared to my big block cars, is pretty scary.
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I have seen the frog green one in the bottom some years ago. Has a swedish registration.The Swedish sales listing for DL27L0D231644 mentions that it is one of five (5) 1970 Polara 'verts registered in Sweden. But, there might be a sixth and perhaps a seventh ones -- see more below.
The first four to be registered in Sweden are described in this 2011 blog entry:
1. On July 9, 1975, the first Light Blue was registered in Sweden, which has been rolling in Kyrkhult since 1981;
2. Then it took until 9 February 2008 before number two came -- a Blue that rolls around in Södertälje;
3. Car number three arrived already the following year, namely Monday, August 24, 2009 at 2:15 p.m. and it is Red and is located in Svärdsjö;
(Note: That red car went up for sale in 2013 as per a 10-yr old thread of @fc7_plumcrazy here; in that same thread, @polara71 stated that it was "bought new in Somerset NJ and went to Georgia (then) was in Florida for a year or two, never did get a number from that one);
4. Scheduled for registration in end-March 2012, a teal 'vert (re-painted, obviously: @polara71 told me that it was originally FY4) would have ended up in Vilhelmina. A good friend (of the blog poster) bought it as a 50th birthday present for himself in the town of Mc Henry Maryland in 2011.
So those are the four examples that would have been in Sweden as of 2012, "and all four were equipped from the factory with a 290-horse 2-barrel 383."
5. This DY3 car, DL27L0D231644, is #5. Per @330dTA post here, she was first registered in Sweden on June 16, 2013.
--> Beside the five 1970 Polara 'verts mentioned in the sales ad, I believe there might be a sixth one -- DL27L0D293310 (yes, another 383-2 Polara 'vert). That Monaco-ized Polara moved from Colorado to Denmark less than a decade ago, and I have seen photos of it at several events in Falkenberg, Sweden -- but that is not too far from Denmark, so that may still be a DK-registry car. I simply do not know. FWIW, the last Falkenberg even where I've seen the car spotted took place in July 2019 -- here is a screen shot:
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--> What might be a seventh 1970 Polara 'vert in Sweden has been photographed three times in 2017 and 2018, all times in south central Sweden. This car has been repainted in a "kermit" green with lots of flakes. As of 2017 it sported whiskers (seen in the first photo below) that had been removed by 2018 while swirly graphics were added to the doors (see second photo below):
2017 in Emmadoba:
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2018 in Emmadoba:
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--> perhaps @fc7_plumcrazy or @330dTA or @ImpJay could chime in?
--> DL27L0D293310: Thank you for the pics of the car with the plates -- thanks to them, I've been able to track the registration to Sweden back in 2013 (in Tomelilla) and again in Falkenberg (in 2015). The last registration event is dated to 2019. Have you seen the car since?it has a swedish registration
--> DL27G0D293351: Thank you for this update!was for sale in sweden last year. Not on the road
--> DL27L0D221804: Thank you for the confirmation on the custom "kermit" green Polara. Turns out that you had posted the tag back in 2018, but for some reason I did not associate it with this car. Glad that you reposted it, and good thing I did find it in my Excel registry. So I will now post here, for records, what I know about that car so that we have it in a single place:I have seen the frog green one in the bottom some years ago. Has a swedish registration. It was at a german show in Hannover. I think I even got a pic of the tag.