Mopar cars are a significant part of American automotive history. Originally introduced in 1937, Chrysler Corp. intended for the term Mopar to headline its new catalog of parts and accessories. Mopar became a term synonymous with the once-great Chrysler brand. This meant that subsidiaries like Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Ram, Chrysler, and Imperial all had Mopar cars in production at some point in time.
Recently, the Youtube video below documented five admirable Mopar cars that served various American police forces. These once-vigilantly used cars were junkyard gems but were auctioned off last year at a special auction called the “Great Texas Mopar Hoard Auction Event”. We give you a closer look at all of these police muscle cars.
Presenting five interesting Mopar muscle cars that were once the faces of law and order on the streets
1978 Plymouth Fury
This vehicle was Item 107 and sold for $1,265. This particular 1978 Plymouth Fury retained its impressive grille design. It had stacked headlights and faded paint. It packed a 400 cubic-inch big-block engine. The YouTuber couldn’t access the vehicle’s interior because the doors were locked.
However, we noticed remnants of the following words: “Texas Highway Patrol” that lined the car’s sides. From the windows, we sighted heavy-duty bench seats. We discovered the car tail had been smacked, so it looked mangled. This could have been the result of a rear-end collision.
1968 Plymouth Fury 1
Item 287 on the list, this Mopar police car sold for $1,610 at the auction. Fury 1 is a base model for that particular series. It had vertically stacked headlights, a feature that lasted for a few years in the mid-1960s. The hood’s paint was unchanged.
Under the hood, we saw an engine capable of making 230 hp. This car also had power disc brakes, power steering, and a seven-bladed aluminum torque fan. There were no signs of rust and the fenders looked pretty good. One significant feature was the rubber floor mat inside the car.
1970 Plymouth Fury 1 (2 Door) Police Car
It’s rather strange to see a 2-door, especially when we’re used to 4-door body styles for cop cars. It sold for $603.75 and was item 273. The car had non-hideaway headlamps. The grille was in great shape and so was the bumper. The engine was a 318 2-barrel type capable of producing 230 hp.
1965 Plymouth Fury Police Car
Sold for $2,760, it may look like a family car, but it’s a police car. Its special bits include 4 piston disc brakes that weren’t an option for existing Mopar brands like the Coronets, or Roadrunner until 1967. Still, Plymouth experimented on cop cars.
1959 Dodge Coronet Police Interceptor
Sold for $9,460, this is the most expensive of all five Mopar police cars on this list. It looks like a former California Highway Patrol vehicle, and the vehicle identification number verifies that idea. The VIN is M394. The M represents the “1959 model year”.
The 3 symbolize “Coronet”. The 9 represents the “Special Model”, and finally, the 4 denotes the “Los Angeles Assembly Plant”. The Coronet lacked rust and possesses solid doors, manual steering, and manual drum brakes. It packs a 383 4-barrel engine and was item 66 on the list.
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