|Model:||Monterey Police Interceptor|
|Body Type:||4-Door Sedan|
|Engine:||428-cid (P Code) Police Interceptor (Built to CJ Specs)|
|Exterior Color:||Black and White|
|Interior:||Nugget Gold Broadcloth|
|Comment:||It is the original car; very rare; 1 year only for CHP; killer 428 police engine|
When you look at the police interceptors of the 1970’s the obvious choices were Ford and Chrysler. But there was a strange anomaly that occurred with the California Highway Patrol; they had Mercury Police Interceptors. In all there were 2,876 units produced in Police Trim, and this particular vehicle is a documented CHP issued cruiser – with the original “E” license plate still attached!
What’s even more appealing (flashbacks to “The Blues Brothers” movie) is that when they were taken out of service you could actually buy one from the State of California! Imagine cruising down the street in this land yacht, equipped with a Cobra Jet prepared 428-cid engine! The engine pushed 340hp@5400 rpm, with 459 lbf·ft @3200 rpm! What a rush!