Made Famous By: Rubin Carter
Practical Application: This car was easily confused with the closely related Dodge Monaco--which eventually sunk the court case against Carter.

In June 1966, Carter's Polara was allegedly the getaway vehicle used in a shooting at the Lafayette Bar & Grill in Paterson, NJ. His defense team later undermined the case against him by demonstrating that an eyewitness couldn't tell the difference between Dodge Polara and Dodge Monaco taillights. After two convictions, the case against Carter was dismissed upon appeal.