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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The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door sedan is already in-demand because its iconic. But to take it to the next level like this one, you need bold paint, serious V8 power, and an exceptionally fresh presentation that has less than 1,000 miles on it since the full frame-off restoration. So this is a custom and thoughtful build that shows us what happens when someone invests in quality. The glowing turquoise is the exact right color for this classic. There were hues like this available from the factory, but this modern clearcoat finish is far bolder... and that sets the theme correctly for this Chevy. It has an excellent glow that rolls evenly in the sunshine, which tells you there was the right kind of investment in getting this modern sunny color applied correctly. Plus, the white roof adds to this cars period-correct appeal. And of course, theres the brightwork. It all has a mirror-like shine that takes this Bel Air back to day one. More than just bright, there was a solid investment in the body. That means everything looks nearly seamless from how the hood rests into the grille to the full-length trim line that helps form the iconic tailfin. But more than just aesthetics, this one gets its fundamentals right, too the glass is clean and clear; the lights are bright; and the doors shut with authority. So its a cool cruiser with an anytime driving attitude. The turquoise theme continues inside as the fresh interior showcases the ideal mix of vintage and new. For example, the seats follow a similar pattern to the classic Bel Air, but now these custom benches are given individual bolstering for all-day comfort. These seats nicely match the door panels and dash for a very uniform appearance. As you look over the whole interior all the upgrades seem to be done with careful thought. The cup holder center console nicely matches the carpeting. The chrome Ididit tilt steering column and upgraded sports steering wheel have the kind of shine that nicely fits with 50s nostalgia. The original gauge housings now have Dakota Digital VHX readouts to give you more complete info. And while the radio looks like a vintage knob-style unit, its really a digital tuner that offers modern amenities like USB inputs and full Bluetooth capabilities. And if all of this didnt already have you convinced this is a cool cruiser, theres even modern R134a air conditioning! Grab your sunglasses before opening the hood, because we dare you to find another component that can be polished. There has been a huge investment in time and money for such a tidy and shiny presentation. So we bet the engine bay will win awards all on its own. And since this car is fresh off of restoration, the motor really is as fresh as it looks! This 350 cubic-inch crate V8 has much more going for it than just the shine. Behind the style is the substance of performance upgrades like a large Edelbrock 750 CFM four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and shorty headers. This full package is estimated to make 325 horsepower, and the growl of the X-pipe dual exhaust lets everyone know it. But more than just powerful, this was built to reinforce its easy cruising attitude, too. Thats why you have features like the aluminum radiator w/electric fan to keep it all running cool even if youre in traffic with the A/C pumping. The full Jim Meyers front suspension gives this a solid feeling on the road, and the Wilwood four-wheel disc brake package gives you superior stopping power. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, and cruise control make this a terrific highway classic. This is an amazing build, and you can take others on this icons transformation thanks to the full paperwork file. It includes a full restoration photos book, full manuals for the upgraded components, and binder with itemized receipts documenting the huge investment in the Chevy. Its everything you want in one iconic design. So hurry before someone else grabs your dream Bel Air. Call today!!!
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