With the start of the annual SEMA show less than a month away, we’re starting to see some of the anticipated builds coming together, and this 1964 Dodge Polara owned by the famous car and motorcycle builder, Jesse James, will definitely be one to keep your eye on. In order to bring this project to life, Jesse has partnered on the build with Honeywell Garret, a global leader in performance turbochargers, as well as Roadster Shop out of Mundelein, IL who is known for their complete chassis systems that you can literally bolt underneath many old-school muscle cars.
The build on this old Mopar was a little more involved than a simple-bolt on job due to the Polara’s unibody structure, so Roadster shop went to work scanning the entire vehicle with their Faro Technologies 3D Scanner giving them the ability to design every single part of the chassis on the computer and thus ensure that it would be dead-nuts accurate. After designing and building the chassis they went to work cutting out all of the car’s floor pans and substructure to make room for the new chassis as well as a custom-made floor which were then married together to create what they had in the renderings.
With Honeywell’s backing, this rather unassuming Polara will have a couple tricks hidden under its weathered exterior – and by tricks we mean turbos – the plan is to equip this old B-body with a twin-turbo, Hemi, which should perform quite well when combined with the custom Fast Track chassis. Additional details include a custom set of Forgeline monoblock wheels wrapped in Nitto NT05R tires as well as a restored, simplistic interior. They will be unveiling this one-of-a-kind 1964 Dodge Polara in the Honeywell Garrett booth at the aftermarket’s biggest trade show, SEMA, in Las Vegas on October 31, 2017. To see the unveiling live, tune into the Honeywell Garrett Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. on October 31st, and be sure to stay posted for more information on this car once it has been unveiled.