1978 Plymouth Fury State Patrol Car (28 Sep 2007)

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1978 Plymouth Fury State Patrol Car

Specs Details Exterior Color: red

Interior Color: gold

Engine: 8

Transmission: auto


Miles Driven: 65382

About This 1978 Plymouth Fury

1978 Plymouth Fury

Minnesota State Patrol

Governor’s Service Car

Up for auction is my 1978 Minnesota State Patrol Plymouth Fury that served on The State Governor’s Service Fleet in 1978-1979. This is a real car. not a replica/clone.

This car is very special in that it is a five (5) fender tag car that calls for special equipment/features built to the State’s specifications and some of these special options are not regular production options.

Since some of the build specifications are called for via SPECIAL HANDLING CAR and SPECIAL CAR — CODE 9 -SPECIFICATION CAR on the fender tags, they are not listed individually. I will list all the options individually. some have an RPO code and a couple are unique to these special ordered cars.

E86 — 440-4bbl

D36 — A727 Transmission

Y39 — Special Order

A38 — Police Package

V09 — Paint — Special Order

K9Y3 — Police, non-reclining 60/40 seats, cloth/vinyl — Gold

224 — Built February 24th, 1978

F33 — Spot light — left side — 6 lamp

G63 — RH Remote Mirror Chrome

G73 — Dual Outside Mirrors

H51 — Air Conditioning (completely rebuilt in 2002 and cold)

J52 — Inside Hood Release

M25 — Body Sill Moulding

N94 — ESA W/ Catalyst

P31 — Power Windows

N41- Dual Exhaust

N-51 Maximum Engine Cooling Pkg.

The following have RPO codes but are not listed individually on the Fender Tags, but are Specification/Special Build coded:

B12 — Heavy Duty Power Front Disc Brakes

* Rear Disc Brakes * (No RPO Code — Special Order) Rebuilt by Whitepost Restorations in 2002

F52 — Manual Low Gear Block out

F82 -Rear Deck Release Electric

N25 — Engine Block Heater

N81 — Fast Idle Control

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N85 -Tachometer (Rebuilt by Redline in 2002)

R36 — AM/FM Multiplex with CB

S41 — Front Sway Bar

S42 — Rear Sway Bar

S75 — Police Power Steering

S84 — TUFF Wheel, Leather Wrapped

*Silicone Coolant Hoses*

*Fuel Line Diverter Valve w/ Coiled Fuel Line* (This feature was to help an out of gas motorist get fuel directly from the patrol car to the stranded motorist’s tank via a long rubber fuel line and a T valve in the fuel line just before the carburetor. (No RPO — Special Order)

The car is equipped with operable Red and Blue strope lights concealed in the grill, a Blue flashing beacon in the rear window, and Wig-Wag Headlights, taillights, and turn signals (see photo) all actuated by a single button on the dash. The operable electronic siren and PA system are operated by the controls above the radio. There is a Magna-Lock shotgun lock that is operated by a concealed button under the dash and it works (the Shotgun in the car is NOT FOR SALE per Ebay rules).

The tires are Goodyear Eagle GT+4 225/70/15 Police Issue and are about 3 years old. These are tough to find now. I had the regional rep. do a national search and could not find anymore available.

This car lived a pampered life compared to a lot of other service cars. It was parked in a facility garage and did not see regular use as compared to other patrol units as it was built to serve on the State Governor’s service fleet. As such, the car retains its original sheetmetal, trunk, and floors and they look great. I have included photos of under the doors so that you can see how nice the body is.

Even the undercarriage is clear with a only a minor amount of surface discoloration.

The interior is all original and it is in excellent original condition. The leather on the TUFF WHEEL is excellent, the gauges and light all work properly. There are two small cracks in the dash, one at each speaker but they are not very offensive and have never bothered me.

The car had been re-painted sometime prior to my purchasing it in 2002 and I would rate it as a 7+. The state symbol/crest on the doors are hand painted and amazing. they are very acurate to the original vinyl decal used.

The engine operates well and I replaced the original ‘Lean Burn’ carburetor and intake with a Carter Carburetor and a Mopar aluminum intake (it is painted to match). I have the original ones and you can have them if you want them for a door stop because that is all the Lean Burn was good for.

The transmission shifts excellent and functions as it should. The F52 Manual Low gear Block out is in place and functioning.

The differential is a 9.25 sure-grip with 3.21:1 gears that Herb McCandless rebuilt when I got the car in 2002. I had White Post Restorations rebuild the original rear disc calipers in 2002. THESE ARE RARE!

The engine, transmission, and rear-end are all original and matching numbers.

I have owned this car for over 5 years and have driven it to many Mopar events. It is amazing to see how people react to this car. you would think it was a HEMI Cuda! I guess you get polarized looking at muscle cars all the time at every show and seeing this really peeks people’s interest.

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