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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For some reason the car companies havent returned the full-size two-door SUVs to the market, and so 4x4s like this 1990 GMC Jimmy 1500 became an instant classic. One of the last few years before GM shut the book on these vehicles, this comes with great modern feature like fuel-injection and a comfortable A/C interior, but it never loses the big V8 or removable fiberglass roof that have made these sought-after icons. The big wheels and tall stance is the definition of outdoor elegance on the big GMCs squared-off bodywork. Given the capabilities of these trucks, it wouldnt be surprising if this one lived most of its life off-road, but its exceptional condition tells us it has seen far less action. As a result, its impressively clean and straight, and it looks far younger than it is. It also helps that there was an investment in a repaint a couple years ago. The two tone dark blue and silver looks great, especially with the distinctive red pinstripe to separate the colors. Factory trim and chrome appears to be original and in good condition, and there was even a tubular step added to the passenger side to make climbing aboard a little easier. 1990 was the second to last year for these vehicles, which means this one has some of the most creature comforts of the nearly 20 year run. You recognize this the moment you feel the relaxing high-back bucket seat. The plush cloth feels excellent on these, and its the same way on the rear seats and door panels. We even suspect even new carpeting was added just keep up with this overall stellar interior presentation. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and factory center console means youll love long trips behind the wheel. Plus, the power windows, power locks, cruise control, upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, and ice-cold R134a air conditioning keep you comfortable everywhere from the interstates to the trail. But we really know your true reason for loving a Jimmy like this is the idea that on the right day, you can remove a few bolts and have a complete open rear section for a very cool convertible pickup. Under the hood is a fuel-injected version of GMs rough-n-ready 350 cubic-inch V8. The reason why the powerplant looks so at home in the engine bay is because this is the original numbers-matching unit. In a vehicle that has been so well taken care of on the exterior and interior, it should be no surprise that this V8 is in top running form. It has the kind of reliable power that gives the big yet surprisingly nimble Jimmy genuine enthusiasm out on the road and plenty of torque to climb through the rough stuff. Plus, the electronic locking front hubs and two-speed transfer case remind you that its a true off-road machine. The list of upgrades on this truck is extensive, including a three-inch lift and a dual exhaust system with tips exiting just behind the rear wheels. But as much as this all sounds like a great way to drive through the dirt, the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, power steering, and front disc brakes makes this a pleasant 4x4 for all occasions. Complete with owners manual, this is a carefully maintained Jimmy that does everything right. So at this price, we know it will be leaving us soon. Call today!!!
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5.7 Liter V8
4 Speed Automatic
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