13. 1969 Dodge Polara
The full-size Chrysler models got a fantastic new styling for 1969 that affected all brands, from Dodge to Imperial. Dodge called the new design the “Fuselage Design.” It featured rounded sides, a longer, wider body and a more modern look. So, they redesigned the Dodge Polara for 1969, making it better than ever.
Under the hood, the engine lineup started with the venerable 225 slants six-unit and it ended up with the well-known 440 V8 engine. Since they introduced the new Polara in the height of the muscle car popularity, the 440 V8 with 375 HP was a common choice.
Interestingly, a variety of law enforcement agencies bought the 440-powered Polaras for their ruggedness and power. In fact, there are still some retired officers who claim the 1969 Polara with the 440 engine was the best patrol car Detroit ever built.