1969 Vip Cb Savage Police Car

  • ammeter and oil guage 2.jpg electric brake label 1.jpg speedo 1.jpg steering wheel 1.jpg 2019-06-26 05.57.01 (002).jpg 2019-06-26 05.57.22 (002).jpg 2019-06-26 05.57.49 (002).jpg 2019-06-26 05.58.13 (002).jpg 2019-07-07 16.33.00 (002).jpg 2019-07-07 16.36.19 (002).jpg 2019-07-11 17.34.58 (002).jpg 2019-07-11 19.49.40 (002).jpg 2019-07-11 19.50.32 (002).jpg IMG_1483.JPG king license plate.jpg I bought this 1969 Plymouth Fury VIP from a guy in Magdalena New Mexico where the vehicle had sat for 15-20 years. Ever since he had taken the 440 high performance (HP) among other stuff, out of it to put in a race car. Unfortunately he has since either sold or traded off the engine and other pats. This car was bought brand new by a New Mexico Mounted Patrol Commander in Grants New Mexico. I have a donor vehicle for most all the parts (a 1970 Chrysler 300). This will take some time to restore, fortunately my wife is all aboard at this time. Thank god she's not only a Marine, but a gear head as well. Here are some pics of the car. Didn't Know what we had until we got it home and found the build sheet.
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  1. Pete Kaczmarski
    Double checking a VIP squad? does it have a "Certified speedometer"? any paperwork where it was used at etc. I have never seem a squad with fender skirts but maybe they paid them mileage and they purchased a car of their choice.
    1. Jim Kolenovsky
      Yes it has a 140 MPH certified speedo. In the documentation I found on the mounted patrol it states that they had to supply their own equipment. The mounted patrol is made up of volunteers with 400 hours of law enforcement training. This car was used in Grants New Mexico. I do need help in locating the trim piece located in front of the left front wheel. As my wife just said this will be a labor of love.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Nov 27, 2019
    2. Jim Kolenovsky
      From my body shop training(30 years ago) I would say that it had an accident on the left front because the fender and hood has been hanged out. (different color paint under the peeling lacquer paint.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Nov 27, 2019
    3. hergfest
      Could you post a picture of the fender tag? Do you have a build sheet for it? Never say never with Mopar but I've never seen a VIP Squad before. A few agencys like Washington State Patrol used Fury IIIs so it was possible to order police options on a higher trimmed car. Would need the build sheet to confirm a factory certified dash. K code or L code 440?
      hergfest, Nov 28, 2019
  2. Henrius
    Complete with the proverbial junkyard dog!
    1. Jim Kolenovsky
      Yea,she's 9 years old and she came with the land because the people were going to put her down because they were going to California and didn't want to take her. Has been a good dog for the past four years.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Dec 10, 2019
  3. Jim Kolenovsky
    In reply to your inquiry, I am in the process of getting a new copy of the broadcast sheet, the one I have is damaged from being behind the upper rear seat and the sun getting to it in places. Here are the tag numbers: E86, D32, PP43, L9D, 164898, W1, W1, P4T, T3, 801,121603, A35, B41, G11, H51, M31, N88 ,R35, Y14, 26, End. Three of these codes I could not figure out- P4T, T3, 26. Any help decoding them would help.
  4. Jim Kolenovsky
    It's funny no one has commented on the child proof locks from 1969. I guess that I'm the only one that didn't know they existed and had never seen any.
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    1. C-440-300
      u r not alone. :)
      C-440-300, Dec 19, 2019
    2. Jim Kolenovsky
      I guess because it belonged to the Commander of the Grants NM mounted Patrol, I should have said perp. locks.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Dec 23, 2019
  5. Turboomni
    My favorite year C body ,good luck with her.
    1. Jim Kolenovsky
      Thanks, I like the late 60's models as they had more character than whats produced today. I'll try to provide a lot of pictures during the restoration. I may need some advice from you guys as well.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Dec 18, 2019
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  7. Jim Kolenovsky
    at the first of this is some new pictures of CB Savage. Enjoy
  8. Commodore
    Hi. Thanks for posting pictures.

    Very neat restoration project.

    Hope it is going well!

    Good luck!

  9. Jim Kolenovsky
    My wife and I are having a discussion about the paint color for CB Savage. She wants to paint it a Candy Apple Red. While I would like to keep it in its plain white wrapper just like the song. What is the opinion out there? Paint me curious.
  10. Commodore
    Yep. I'm thinking of moving to NM. Not sure I'd move there if it was red.

    Just kidding. I'm still moving...
    1. Jim Kolenovsky
      Beats freezing your tail off down here, although from Albq. up does get a bit chilly
      Jim Kolenovsky, Feb 14, 2020
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    2. Jim Kolenovsky
      Come on down.
      Jim Kolenovsky, Feb 14, 2020
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