Poll: Which Dodge? (5/26/2023)
'60, '61 or '62 Dodge?
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I'm going with 1960 for its spaceship fins. 1962 next for its size. About the 1961, the less said the better.
Retired in Dunedin, Florida.
I can't believe I'm doing this..maybe it's because they're ragtops...but I'm going with the '62. Seeing them all together, the other two look, to me, older and dated. Thanks for making me think, John!
I'm partial to the 62 as this was my older brothers first car. I have great memories of us out joy riding and going places.
I give a slight edge to the 60 over the 61. Don’t care for the look of the 62. 🥴
None of these cars really excite me but I do find them interesting because they show the big change that occurred within this three year period. I place them 1960 over '62 by a nose and '61 a distant third.
61 because my dad a 61 Polara hardtop and I love the tail lights. Then 60 and lastly the 62.
'60 please. The lesser of the three evils. Hated Chrysler Corp styling '57 to '64 back in the day but as time passed I grew to like a few of them, the order of my liking; '64 like, '59 like, '58 alright, '60 alright, '57, '63 dislike, '62 ugly as the '58s Edsel or Buick & Olds.
In this order for me: 1) '60 2) '61 3) '62.
The '60 is a work of art that allows my eyes to move all around the car and see intriguing styling. It's a beauty!
The '61, I love, but only for the interesting "reverse tailfins".
And the '62 just odd looking. It seriously looks like everyone at the styling table closed their eyes, turned out the lights in the room and then just threw parts on the car. There is no flow at all from front to back.
As a personal note, I'd ask why the owner of the '62 couldn't take the time to wash the car before coming to the car show? And in my opinion it should have "wide whitewall" tires on it.
Sorry but I was disappointed with the styling of these three and consider them the low point in 1960s design.
Exactly what George said!
I can't take the '62 seriously...I think Ford and GM must have bribed the Chrysler Corp. stylists to design something so awful it would put them out of business!
Long Island, NY
How about the other view, change any minds?
The '60 Dodge is the most attractive, by far. But I don't recall this car being a topic of conversation back in the day...it never came up on my radar. I've only "discovered' the '60 Polara in recent years. Gotta believe production numbers were minimal.
The '61 is a nothing car. Styling is not worth writing home about. In 4-door form it could fit the role of a taxi or police car.
The sinister looking '62 Dodge and its sister Plymouth, get my vote. When equipped with the 413 Ram Charger engines NOTHING could beat these cars in the quarter mile. Two 4 barrels mounted about 3 feet apart over ram tube intakes generated 410 HP with 460-foot pounds of torque. 409 Chevys, 421 Pontiacs and 406 Fords were no match for these monster Mopars.
Long Island, NY