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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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Not only is this packing a 390 cubic inch V8, but also it has been updated to tri-power! So this 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA convertible was one of the baddest fast Fords on the road in its day, and youd better believe it still makes a stir today. But more than just a big V8 brute, youll marvel at a rare drop-top that also has a ton of classic cruiser appeal. The Fairlane GTA was the face of Ford racing in the 60s, and this convertible shows off that speedy personality. After all they dont call it racecar-red for nothing. Plus, GT fender badges, 390 callouts on the hood trim, and styles steel wheels are all reminders of how the GTA took no prisoners on the streets. But it also is still a premium Fairlane at heart. In fact, the drop-top version is rare with only 4,327 produced. So you also get an upper-class look bright wide bumpers and the shining grille as long as the horizon. And this ideal of sporty and premium really comes together on this one where the good-looing white convertible top coordinates with the sporty triple rocker stripe. The Fairlane GTAs upscale mission is particularly evident inside with handsome pattern on the bucket seats, a center console, and lots of chrome on the instrument panel. It all has a great vintage look, right down to details, like the trim on the door panels and the AM radio thats still there for display. Even the trunk has a correct mat and a full-size spare that matches the rest of the wheels. Theres plenty of room in the back seat, and the spacious trunk will carry enough luggage to go coast-to-coast. The large horizontal speedometer is bright and clear, and to supplement it, a set of auxiliary dials watching oil pressure and coolant temperature was fitted underneath. The steering wheel is a beautiful piece of performance art that just begs for a set of vintage driving gloves to be wrapped around its rim. So youll love driving this Ford. Performance is impressive thanks to the correctly detailed 390 cubic-inch V8 that fills the engine bay. A full originality confirmation is near impossible with a Ford of this era, but its always great to tell people that a S-code car correctly has its correct-size big motor. In fact, this one has an extra dose of speedy style with pieces like the Cobra LeMans valve covers, bright bracer bars, and fresh super stock plug wires. And it earns this powerful look for a very good reason. Under the long air topper is a triple set of dual-barrel carburetors. Ford didnt offer tri-power from the factory, but this was an over-the-counter upgrade back in the day, and so it makes for a very cool piece to have now. It helps deliver a true wallop of power in this GT. The V8 runs smooth and makes a terrific sound out of the dual exhaust. The A in GTA is for the automatic transmission. Fords C6 three-speed is great at providing comfort during the everyday situations and stout enough to handle the full power when youre ready to unleash the monster motor. The same goes for the power steering and wide Hankook modern tires. Beautiful, comfortable, and powerful, this Fairlane GTA convertible is everything youd expect from Fords race-bred mid-size. This is turn-key rapid family transit that we know is going quickly. Call today!!!
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