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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1990 Buick Reatta Convertible The Buick Reatta is a low-volume transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, two-door, two-seater grand tourer/sports car manufactured and marketed by Buick as a coupe (1988 1991) and convertible (1990-1991) - both featuring a 3.8-Liter V6 engine and shortened version of the GM E platform, the same one that underpinned the Buick Riviera. As Buicks first two-seater and its first convertible since the 1985 Riviera, the Reatta was manufactured in a highly specialized assembly program at the Reatta Craft Center (later known as the Lansing Craft Center) in Lansing, Michigan-achieving production of over 21,000 units in four years. For consignment a 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible with a consigner stated 71,644 miles. This was the second-to- last production year for this 2-seater car. Exterior Covered in White with a good quality paint job (not believed to be factory) sums up the exterior steel. Hidden headlights are functioning, white convertible top is in fair condition and does not retract due to difficulty with a nonfunctioning tonneau cover release which needs to release so the top has some where to go. A small rounded trunk area houses a storage area, which is accessible via 2 locking panels located in the interior rear of the passenger compartment. Trunk is clean and covered in heavy duty felt-like material. Standard thick 5 spoke aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners. Interior Swinging open the long doors we are met with red leather, red carpeting, with black plastic accenting, and plenty of power conveniences. Power locks, power windows, power mirrors, and a 16-way power seat adjustment. As for the seats, two leather buckets flank a center console/glovebox/armrest/gear shift lever. Leather shows nicely with a few fold lines and nice patina. A turn of the ignition key reveals an all-electronic dash readout area, including a climate control center and AM/FM/Cassette radio. A leather wrapped steering wheel fronts the dash. Also noted is the aforementioned locking panels behind the seats that have access to the trunk. Drivetrain For 1990, the L27 3800 fuel injected engine and 4T60-E transmission replaced the LN3 and hydraulic 4T60 units. The engine runs smoothly, as well as the transmission shifts effortlessly. Some corrosion is seen on aluminum parts within the engine bay. Undercarriage Intermittent surface rust is seen throughout the undercarriage but is minimal. Floorpans, rockers and frame are very sound with little to no rust. A few bottoming out scratched areas are seen, and a small wet area is noted under the transverse mounted engine. This car sports a fully independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and front wheel drive. Top speed is electronically limited to 125 mph. A sporty little car whose short run was due to many complicated scenarios merging at the same time. The kind of car that you will either love or hate the design, and this one presents some reliability issues ie: electrical problems in particular parking lights stay on, parking brake light stays on, cruise control does not work, and handle for tonneau top is broken, making it difficult to open the top. A good car for the money.
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