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 is the affordable, survivor-grade convertible that always has a story to tell. So while the price might have attracted you to this 1983 Dodge 400, read on about how this loaded A/C convertible is a very cool buy. Mopars signaled the end of the convertible drought. The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was supposed to be the last American convertible, but Chrysler brought this grand tradition back... and this droptop is part of that resurrection. That kind of history makes it nice to have a surviving example like this one. The Beige Metallic paint is the same that was applied by the St. Louis factory. It does show its age, but it wears this history with pride. In fact, rarely do cars go over 35 years and still retain this level of detail. The front bumper still crisply mimics the pointed-nose styling; the rub strips still completely encircle the car; and the beige top fits snug. Plus, the pinstriping highlights how well the sheetmetal has reminded straight all these years. This was built to be an upper-market Dodge, and you can see that in the highly original interior. Plush bucket seats up front with a center console and armrest in-between make this a terrific cruising convertible. The wood grain applique on the steering wheel continues on the dash, and you have an excellent view of everything from the large speedometer to the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. The power roof goes down with a touch of a button, and the original boost cover nicely matches the interior. And the factory air conditioning is blowing cold, so you can enjoy top-down motor long into the summer season. The 2.2-liter motor is a hardy powerplant thats famous for being the foundation for Chrysler front-wheel drive cars. And because this is such a well-preserved, actual-miles car, its believed that this is the original motor. Also, you can tell that this engine has been well maintained by the condition of the newer components like the belts, hoses, and alternator. Out on the road, the K-Car origins make this convertible feel light and nimble. Plus, the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes make it a fantastic cruising droptop. More than just an affordable classic convertible, this is the survivor that brought back the American droptop. That makes this an outstandingly appealing total package on a car thats rarely seen anymore. So dont miss out, call today!
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