- Jan 1, 2013
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- Staten Island, New York
I know the guy who built it and the guy who presently owns it. It is a great replica with much attention paid to detail. One of the best out there.
Yes. I'm sure there are a few out there someplace. Just like the owner of this '72 found out, I've always figured that some retired NYPD officers or motor pool mechanics had a light bar squirreled away in their basements from whatever year they switched to the rectangular lamp light bars. NYC is a big, big city, and they had a lot of police cars.
There's been an add on facebook for over a year for a bunch of movie cars for sale on Staten Island, and two of them are Coronet police cars that appear to have the correct rotating lights. The light bars themselves look to be home made from square tubing and just bolted to the roofs. Anyway, I wasn't looking to spend $4000 just to get a couple rotators and flashers.
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Great to hear, thank you for posting about the car! I hope to see it in person at a local event.So I am happy to report my car made the 400 mile trip one way up 95N to the Rhode Island State Police Museum Show last month. (...) My aluminum radiator did awesome keeping it cool, I am on the fence about replacing it with an original 72 fury radiator I have in the garage. I want this car to be an accurate 440 Pursuit Restoration and I am looking for input on using an original radiator for it.
1968 was the last year of 2 door sedans, 1969 was a 2 dr 'post' car but not really a sedan as the front door windows were frame less like a hardtop.just noticed its a 4 door sedan----CSP ran 2 door sedan furys----when did the the 2 door sedans stop? seems like there were 73 fury 2 door sedans as well......getting old...
the colorado state patrol would routinely buy 6 fury hemi chase cars------4 of the cars were kept in the cardinal directions of denver------denver area high speed chases would sometimes go to the interstate------our city 440 furys ran great-----most all chases ended up with a camaro or roadrunner running out of gas----a few of the police units might run out as well------the good old days----sometimes a traffic units would be running radar during the chase and there were times 150 was called out----always followed by a sgt yelling ---slow it down......i had a car that would turn 140 in a minute-----thats all the speedo showed.....
The 440 was faster... ask Richard Petty.I call total and complete BS on that! Absolutely NO factory Hemi C-body cars were EVER built, of any kind! None! Zero! Zip! No HEMI cop cars! NONE! The Hemi was far too expensive to even think about using in police duty in a B- or C-body. As a native Coloradan who knew several CHP troopers and mechanics in the day, your statement is nonsense. (Yes, I see your Loveland ZIP). The CHP cars in the '68 -'71 era were either 440 or 383 cars, and from '72-'77, they were 400 or 440 cars. Period.
Mopar police cars were one of two option packages - the Police Patrol and Police Pursuit. The "Patrol" option was normally a 318 or 360; and even a 225 was available. The "Pursuit" option was nearly always a big block (383. 400, 440). This was regardless if it was a Chrysler, Plymouth or Dodge police car. NO Hemi!