More info from the frorwardlook.net
"The story of Paul Garlick and this "Dodge" was covered in some detail a couple of years ago on this forum. The story you quote was NOT the one he presented at that time. It has been cleaned up some, but still contains the lie about the car being destined for Mexico, when in fact he has the build record which shows the car destined for somewhere in Pennsylvania. By the way, Chrysler Mexico assembled CKD units from Detroit. The import duties on fully assembled cars were far more than the duties on the parts to assemble cars.I like the line, "At first glance, the body rear end section resembles the upscale ’61 Dodge Polara. A “Polara” emblem or identification was not used." The rear end IS a Polara, as the car is a Polara with a Plymouth nose. No Polara ID on the rear as the Polara nameplate was put on the FRONT fenders. Also, the stuff about the design being retrieved from a trash can is nonsense. I have seen photos of 1961 Dodge clays, and those rear fenders go back a ways and were even on an early clay that had a semi-fastback roof line.If the wheels were true Chrysler options, by the way, they would be Motor Wheel, not Kelsey-Hayes. Also, Canadian 1961 Plymouths and Dodge Darts used the Plymouth instrument panel with DART interiors, not Plymouth.When this car first came to light, "Hemmings Classic Car" was making inquiries about this car, trying to verfiy the various claims. Needless to say, more than a few Mopar fanatics wrote to HCC and set the record straight. HCC were miffed they had spent over a thousand dollars in photos, etc., but glad they were able to pull the plug on the project before it was too late.Mopar Collectors Guide, however, was not so lucky. They did publish an article on the car and got slaughtered!Why do people make up such nonsense and then try to pass it off as truth? The truth will out and when it does, it only makes everything the story teller says questionable.In this case, Garlick converted a 1961 Polara 2-door hardtop. Replacing the front clip is an easy feat. The doors of the Polara 2-door hardtop were on the 2-door hardtop models of 1960-61 Plymouths, 1960-61 Dodge Darts, 1960-61 Dodge Polaras, 1960 Dodge Matadors, 1962 Chryslers and 1962-64 Dodge Custom 880. The 1962-64 front clips will not fit the 1960-61 cowl as Chrysler made some changes. They almost fit.There is a fellow on the web with a yellow 1961 Dodge Polara hardtop to which he has attached the nose from a 1961 Chrysler Newport.So, take Garlick's story for what it is - a fairy tale. If you do spread the story about the car, just make sure you state that it is only a fairy tale."