1972 DODGE POLARA PURSUIT
This Car Is A 1972 Dodge Polara Pursuit, Built Specially For The California Highway Patrol. the “sarge” Was Built In March Of 72’ And Delivered Through Swift Dodge Of Sacramento on May 5 Of 1972. Chp Assigned The Car The Unit Number #9333, And A Plate Numbered “e-824869”. after Being Outfitted With The Familiar Chp Push Bumpers, Radio Gear And Unusual Light Package (steady Burn Front Spotlight And Rear Facing Deck Lamp, And An Amber Flashing Rear Deck Lamp) The Car Was Officially Placed Into Service On Sept,8,1972. it Served Its Tour Of Duty Along The Back Highways Of California As A “slick Roof Pursuit Car”(no Roof Bar) Until It Reached 75,000 Mi’s And Was Decomishioned And Sent Through A 100 Point Inspection On April 23 1974 At Vandenberg Dodge Prior To Its Sale At Auction. a Retired Chp Officer Purchased The Car For $905.00 (why Cant We Find Those Deals?) And lovingly Took It Home And Drove It On And Off.
Fast Forward To August 0f 1998, I Find An Ad In A Police Car Club Newsletter For It And Immediately Send Cash….$3,000 For Car,$1,000 For Shipping. Note: The Officer Agreed To That Price and Could Have Easily Undercut Me As He Was Offered Up To As Much As $9,000 For It, But In True CHP Professionalism And Courtesy He Honored Our Deal. To Make It Even Better He Included All Of The Papers On The Car From Day-1 Including The Build Sheet Showing The Special Order Options, 4 Pursuit Radial Tires, And 1 Each Bottle Of Champagne………did I Mention 2 Chp Uniforms As Well. I’ve Spent A Great Deal Of Time Resurecting The Original Safety Equipment And Have The Car Almost Duty Ready, Except For A Slack Ass Restoration That Is Currently Being Redone. another Note: If You’re Gonna Do A Resto –investigate The Shop First…get It In Writing…..
now For Facts And Figures: 72’ Polara Pursuit Special Order Chp, 440 Magnum Hp With High Lift Cam To Chp Spec, 4bbl “holley”(that’s Right For Calif), A/c With Cut-off Switch For Pursuit, And (yuck-calif. Emmissions Air Pump), Firm Feel Power Steering And Suspension Offset (for 75lb Pushbumpers). Transmission Is A 727 Torq-flight With Performance Upgrade To Chp Spec And A 3.23 Sure Grip Rear Axel. Other Oddities Include An Engine Roll Restrictor (police And Taxi Only) A Rear Window Defogger, 140 Mph “certified” Speedo And A Gorgeous Ivory Steering Wheel. out Back Is An Awsome Dual Exhaust, Power Rear Deck Release And Spare Tire Relocated Over The Pass Rear Tire Area. for Your Visual Fun There Are Photos Attatched…. Enjoy. MARK M.
taken at the Saratoga Auto Museum ,Note Brock Yates Cannonball run cars !!!!!!!