Meet Snow White, my 1970 N-code Dodge Polara Convertible

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  1. ayilar

    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Well, folks, the car has arrived, and the engine and transmission numbers match!

    I don't plan to post other pics of Snow White till she is again ready for prime time, but here are two to tide us over :)

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Why would you presume it wouldn't?
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I did not presume — my assumption was that the car would be numbers-matching. However, I could not confirm that assumption before making my move, and thus I took a gamble based on my assessment of the seller. He did not disappoint!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It's not a gamble there buddy. Your presumption was good... But I'm happy to hear about the car no matter what the topic.
     
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    Where did this car come from? Location?

    Thanks.
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    At the asking price, what I did fits exactly the economic definition of gambling.:poke:

    Thanks! :)

    North Carolina. I have maintenance/repair paperwork from the Charlotte, NC area dating back to 1986. I hope to get more info about the car's early years from the owner back then.

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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Your car looks very nice from what I can see so far.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I disagree, a solid N code C body convertible better be worth twelve grand regardless
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I beg to differ: if the engine is gone, then to me an N-code has lost something and this fact in turns affects what I am willing to pay.

    I paid the asking price in this case because I had long wanted one of the very few 1970 N-codes Polara 'verts ever made (19 in total) and because I thought that the asking price for Snow White was acceptable to me given her overall shape conditional on the car's having its original engine. In other words, if I had been wrong about the engine's being original, then to me the car would have been worth less than $13k. The fact that there was a non-zero probability of this being the case, is what made it a gamble. I am glad it paid off.

    Until Snow White popped up, only 5 N-codes were know to still exist (one of which is toast), with only yours (Missouri) still in the States. Now, after my buying Snow White, there are 6 known and 2 still here. Thanks to your and others' postings here and on Yahoo, we know that the other three are a green FF4 (now red) one in New Zealand; Randy/Dan/Jessica/@mdh157's burgundy R8, which I was told left for Finland via Colorado; and Dan's EB3 blue, which left Arizona for the Netherlands and may now also be in Finland. I just hope more pop up!

    Edit (thanks to @mdh157): the DR8 N-code is still stateside, in Missouri. My bad.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That would be Don, not Dan and though the car spent time in Arizona and was a Arizona car it lived in Jersey with Don for the last few years here.

    Looking at all those names numbers and places I can see you've been paying attention.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    And let me add, I believe a solid C body N code driver in excellent shape without its original numbers but a similar replacement should still be worth twelve.
    If that's an L code with its original numbers is it worth twelve ?
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I know. Typo, thx for catching it.

    If you believe so, and if you think that I paid twelve, then I (finally!) understand why you don’t view what I did as gambling.

    This said, I did not buy the car at thirteen (the ask) because it might or might not be a good deal. I bought it because I wanted it, and I now very much look forward to driving it — starting in the spring! :D

    Meanwhile, I look forward to working with @71Polara383 to prep her. New RWL tires, and brake booster and carb rebuilds, are the first items on the list.
     
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    I wish the seller of my car had been less disappointing. . .
     
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    Nice to see someone picking up the torch.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I agree Fred, I love his fire , Wyatts too. Wyatt has an incredible passion for these.
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    How can you not have a strong passion for the very first mopar you ever rode in/remember as a child?

    I just didnt know how few and far between they were until I actually started looking in the early 2000s. I saw on moparts this guy in jersey had several and I was astonished. It gave me hope I would find some...find some is an understatement.
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Yup his passion is contagious.
     
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    ’69 polara wagon...
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    71 2dr hardtop N code. DE23N1???????

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    the very first mopar you ever rode in/remember as a child?

    1966 Plymouth Fury VIP. It was owned new by a family friend and I remember it was the only car I think I ever saw my Dad practically drooling over.
     
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