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 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible represents an interesting era in all the best ways. GMs rocket division had outstretched styling for its full-sized offerings, and you even got a larger V8 than the 4-4-2. So when this history is nicely presented on an affordable classic droptop, we know there are plenty of folks who take notice. Delta was the top of the 88 line, and the convertible was the most expensive style, so you know this one is rare. Only about 4,300 were produced in 66, and we bet few have survived to look this complete. Thats important because it has all the right American-sized brightwork on a very well integrated design. For example, this was built before new bumper regulations, so these chrome kings fit in as a vital part of the overall design. And they connect nicely into the full-length rocker trim to create a flowing design all around the car. Adding to this distinction is factory-correct Forest Mist paint that is one of the few colors that can still have modern appeal over a half-century later. And this overall package was treated with care all this time. You can see it in the straightness of the body panels and the attention to detail, like the turbine-style factory wheel covers that are still in place. The parchment-color roof against the deep green exterior paint adds to the timeless appeal of this Delta 88. And if you like the way this looks, with the flip of a switch, youll love watching it power down to reveal a full parchment interior. The front split bench gives way to a roomy back seat in this full-size convertible, so theres plenty of space for family and friends. But the driver is the one who will always enjoy this Olds the most. Youll love getting behind the original dual-spoke steering wheel and looking at the full gauge package including the speedometer set in the deep V . This dash (and the whole interior) is so authentic, you even have the right details like the factory heat/defrost controls and the AM radio thats still on display. The standard engine in up-market Delta 88 was a 425 cubic-inch V8. Olds motors of this era were known for their hardy construction, and the consignor even states this is original to the car. The engine bay has the honest look of originality, and this big V8 fires up readily. It gives plenty of torque to confidently pull away from every stoplight. This is a luxurious convertible, and so the driving experience is meant to be an easy one. It accomplishes this with features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and the grip of Goodyear Eagle tires. The sale comes with the original warranty card, owners manual, and maintenance receipts. You dont see too many Oldsmobiles like this anymore, and when its offered at an affordable price, your opportunity at something this distinctive wont last long. Call today!!!
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