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Hi Dan,

You have the decode for the model number correct, although the H in Canada could mean either Polara or Polara 500 after January, 1964.   No Darts in Canada from 1963 through to and including 1966.  Also, the V8 Dodge was code "5" in Canada for 1963-64 - it was "6" in the U,S, with the 880 as "5". 

For the body tag, "23" does mean 2 door hardtop

The Body Number 232 means your car was the 232nd Polara 6 cylinder 2 door hardtop built of a total of 439.  Your car was built in early January, 1964, judging by the sequential production number (145664). 

The Canadian Chrysler ZZ was for Champagne Metallic, Ditzler code 81404, which in the U.S. Dodge called Anniversary Gold on Darts and B body Dodges. Prior to 1966 Chrysler Canada used many colours that were not available in the U.S., colours that were used in the US but with different names,all colours were generally on all Canadian-built Chryco cars, and before the war even some US GM colours were used by Chrysler Canada. 

The Trim Code, P4T, is for the bucket seat (P) option on Canadian Polara and Fury 2door hardtop and convertible models.  The Fury / Polara 4 door hardtops with bucket seats used code H6 instead of P4.  The Fury / Polara vinyl bench seats were H4 and the cloth and vinyl bench H1.

Sometime in February Chrysler Canada introduced Sport Fury and Polara 500 models.  Unlike their US counterparts the Canadian editions were considered trim packages on the Fury and Polara models.  So, the model numbers ended in "H", could be had with a slant six or 313 V8, and only the trim code with its "P" determined whether or not the car was a Sport Fury or Polara 500.

Chrysler Canada continued the treatment of the Sport Fury and Polara 500 into the 1965 model year for the Canadian Sport Fury and Monaco.  Yes, you could buy a 1965 Monaco convertible with a slant six engine. 

Was your Monaco Canadian built?  If so, any possibility you recorded what was on the body tag?   And if it was Canadian built the VIN would have had 11 digits and not 10.

Bill
Vancouver, BC



On 3 January 2017 at 07:32, Daniel Davids <ddavids@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Bill.

I misspoke when I called it a 65. It’s a 64. I just sold a 65 Monaco, so I had 65 on the brain.

Here’s my decoding of the trim tag under the hood, based on researching a number of websites.
Let me know if you have corrections or additional information.  Thx - Dan

VIN

4 = Dodge Slant 6
3 = Dart 270, Polara
4 = 1964
9 = Windsor, Ontario, Canada
145664 = sequence no.


Body Tag
Model
VD1-H23
VD1-H = Polara 6
23 = hardtop (?)

Body No.
232 = hardtop, 2-door (?)

Paint Code
ZZ = Anniversary Gold, upper and lower

Trim Code
P4T = Tan

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On Jan 1, 2017, at 7:04 PM, Bill Watson <chrycoman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


No such thing as a Polara 500 in Canada in 1965-66.   Series were 330 (1965) / Polara (1966), Polara 440, Polara 880 and Monaco.   Standard engine in them all was either a slant six or a 318 V8 as the Canadian Dodge was priced to do battle with the Plymouth Fury, full-size Ford, full-size Chevrolet, Meteor and Canadian Pontiac.  Being a 1965 there should be a small tag on the firewall with Model No, Body No, Trim Code and Paint Code.  As yours is a 1965 2 door with bucket seats, it leads me to believe it is a Monaco.  Will need to Model No and Trim Code to confirm.

If you cannot find the body tag the serial number / VIN will help.  Advise what the SN / VIN is, minus the last 6 digits if you wish, and I can tell you what you have.

There was a red 1966 Canadian Dodge at the Langley show a couple of years ago.  Couldn't track the owner down, but he said it was a Polara 500 although it had Monaco side trim..

American C body Dodges came with a 383 V8 in 1965-67, with the Polara models getting the 318 for 1968.  The U.S. Dodge Polaras (D2-L) did battle with the Pontiac Catalina while the Monaco (D2-H) went up against the Pontiac Executive, Olds 88 and Mercury Park Lane.  (The Canadian sixes were D1, with the 1965-66 V8s D2 and starting in 1967 D3).

For your exhaust manifold, get a 1967 or newer unit.  The 1960-66 exhaust manifolds are noted for cracking.  Starting in 1967 Chrysler used more webbing in the manifold to prevent distortion.   

Bill
Vancouver, BC

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