From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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This 1954 Studebaker Champion Starlight coupe is really the best of everything. After all, you get the rare and swoopy Studebaker coupe design. But now it comes with modern slick paint, a custom A/C interior, and serious small block V8 power. Famed designer Raymond Loewy really understood how to take his time and let the sheetmetal develop sophisticated lines. The long flowing hood and short rear deck instantly make this sporty. Plus, the dual grilles, wraparound back window, and mirror-like form-fitting bumpers make this truly elegant. And while you can tell there has been a solid investment in keeping this classic style looking great, you can also see that money was spent updating this Studebaker for more modern times. The dark gray metallic paint is a cool modern color, and the trim was expertly deleted so the clearcoat shine can really dance across the panels when the sunlight hits this one. It goes great with the subtle upgrades like the tinted windows and updated headlights. And the American Racing Salt Flat Specials bring the whole personality together perfectly as the classic style meets with a larger 18-inch modern size, and it all hints at the extra power beneath the skin. Just like the exterior, the interior is unique and attractive. The gray theme continues on the comfortable two-tone cloth seating. The door panels and carpeting match to create a very thoughtful presentation. You get the classic Studebaker dash, but you can also instantly tell there is a lot more going on with this one. Theres a custom lower section expertly integrated that now house controls for a MP3/iPod-based integrated stereo system as well as controls for the cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. Plus, the sports steering wheel, upgraded AutoMeter Sport-Comp auxiliary gauges, and ratchet-style Hurst shifter are all there to give you the tingle of performance. Under the hood is a far more potent motor that Studebaker ever offered. Its a 350 cubic-inch ZZ4 performance crate motor. This strong V8 has also been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, aluminum heads, and tight tuck headers. Theres even an aluminum radiator w/electric fan to help keep this upgraded motor running cool even if youre in traffic with the A/C pumping. Plus, the power steering, front disc brakes, and 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission w/highway-friendly overdrive makes for an impressive cruiser. But this one was given the performance upgrades for a reason. Theres a fuel cell in the trunk, and the battery is there, too, for better weight distribution. And you have the modern grip of BF Goodrich gForce tires. So this custom Studebaker also knows how to own the asphalt. Complete with build receipts and title documentation, this is a rare classic that makes a bold statement wherever it goes. So dont miss this unique coupe, call today!
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350 V8 ZZ4
4 Speed Automatic
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