Jay Leno Takes a Walk Down Memory Lane With 1964 Dodge Polara

Most people refer to 1964 as the start of the “muscle car era”. Even though the 1964 Dodge Polara is included in this exclusive label, it was built without the infamous HEMI® engine. Don’t let that fool you though, this car is crazy fast and a 4-speed to boot. Check out what Jay has to say about this historic beauty.



Awesome ride, I wasn’t familiar with this Dodge so it was very informative thanks Mr. Jay Leno.


Really clean street 64 Polara 426 wedge car. Easy to work on, not cantankerous like the race Hemi or the 2 four barrel versions. I noticed the clamps on the driveshaft used for balance correction and what looked like the big, heavy starter. The only thing I’d change is that starter to the smaller one IMO. Lastly, the B pillar interior lamps caught my attention…nice touch from Dodge along with the last of the “jet age” exterior details. Look at turbine clues around the headlamp bezels and the front fender trim design…see the jet plane? I do. Congrats on a great street beast and thanks for the trip in the way back machine.


Nice looking car and engine looks sweet too. Clean and simple. Also sounds amazing. Reminds me of a sunset drive around the beaches or through a Vegas night dressed business casual. . But a man’s car is definantly that charger redeye! And The EV.
Let’s go Dodge!