Classic Plymouth police cruiser still fighting crime in Seattle | Fox News

At a recent scene of a fight on Seattle’s waterfront, most of the gawkers weren’t looking at the handcuffed and yelling suspect or the bloodied victim. Instead, their attention and cameras were directed at a fully restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite police cruiser.

It’s the common reaction to the vehicle driven by 30-year-veteran Officer Jim Ritter. By his count, the Plymouth has caused at least three fender-benders.

via Classic Plymouth police cruiser still fighting crime in Seattle | Fox News.

URR seems to be a fan of old iron, so I hope he enjoys this. Click through for some pics.

As a side note, I saw a gorgeous ’68 DeVille convertible cruising the streets the other day. No, not a pink Cadillac, but still, pretty spiffy.

7 thoughts on “Classic Plymouth police cruiser still fighting crime in Seattle | Fox News”

  1. Great car. The restoration of police cruisers is picking up steam, and there was a great ’54 Plymouth at the Stowe car show two years ago.

    There is just something about those big old monsters rumbling in high speed pursuit. Better car chases in Adam-12 and Streets of San Francisco than in today’s shows.

    That ol’ girl probably has the 383 in it, putting out 330hp. Sweet ride.

  2. My first car was a 1967 Mustang Fastback, in Nightmist Blue. My partner when I went through the police academy had a restored ’68 Fastback. Jerry and I thought that a restored ’67 or ’68 Fastback, in black, with lightbar and graphics, would make the ultimate DARE car. I talked to some kids about it though, and they seemed to think that the average modern kid wouldn’t know a cool car if it drove up and bit them. The output per cahnnel of the stereo is what counts now.

    i was once responding to a call on a warm summer evening, lights and siren going. My windows were down, as it was warm. My squad at the time was a Vicky with a Federal JetStream, which still had the speaker in the center. The siren was a 200 watt Federal PA 300, ( the most common siren in the US ). A Geo Metro pulled over for me, and as I went past, with my siren a foot above my head, set for YELP, ( the WOO WOO WOO sound), I could hear his stereo over the siren. Yeesh!

    Cars used to have personality, not they all look like Ford Tauruses.

    1. But once you get the cage between the seats, and the radio stack, and the computer, and the flashlight charger, and the rifle/shotgun rack inside, there isn’t very much room. I am glad we are going to Tahoes and Exploders. Here in WI, most County squads have push bumpers on the front, that are really used as deer smuckers. Impalas and Chargers, ( a selp propelled blind spot ), and Tauruses are low enough that the deer smucker tends to just flip the deer into the windshield. A truck lets you smuck the deer proper-like. You also see much better out of a truck, and there is room for a prisioner in back.

  3. I need to get my 65 galaxie restored. The plan is to turn it into a black and white like the car Andy Griffith drove on Mayberry RFD. They did use Galaxie’s for several years of the shows run.

  4. I see, Scott! As someone said to me in NC many years ago, “Hit ’em with a sports car, it’s like using a sand wedge. But ya hit ’em with a pickup, it’s like a three-wood!”

  5. I had a realization the other day that perhaps the reason I like Mopars is because they often name cars like British ships. Valiant, Conquest, Reliant come quickly to mind. (Not that I would own any) I came up with a dozen names. I could not think of any GM or Fords, but I bet Ford has a few.

    Maybe an old Valiant with a 413 in it would be fun. It would be a deadly sleeper.

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