1964 Dodge Dart 270
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is the principal law
enforcement agency of the city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of
Washington. It is nationally accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Seattle Police
Department has a number of specialty units, including SWAT, bike
patrol, harbor patrol, motorcycles, mounted patrols, and a variety
of detective units. Law enforcement in Seattle began with the
election of John T. Jordan as town marshal in 1870. The SPD was
officially organized on June 2, 1869. As of 2011, it had a staff of
around 1,800. Since the establishment of the Seattle Police
Department, 58 officers have died in the line pf duty.
This 1964 Dodge Dart was constructed as a tribute to the Seattle
Police Department. Although the department's full-time marked fleet
consisted mainly of Fords during the 1960's they also had a few
Dodge Darts In service. A few performance upgrades, and some sneaky
mechanicals, this is a replica of a working police car right out of
Bathed in white, this car retains its original exterior bodywork,
and design. It is virtually rust free, with straight panels, good
gaps, and original good condition chrome and badging. Tiny rear
fins topped with brite work hover above circular simple brake
lights. Plain white steel wheels have the iconic Dodge wheel
covers. The police equipment on the exterior includes vintage
emergency lights mounted behind the grille that flash
alternatively, and a mechanical siren. The Seattle Police Logo on
the door is magnetic and can be removed at your convenience.
Again, looking much like it came from the factory with its simple 2
tone dash, original steering wheel, long brown vinyl bench, and
rear bench, which hold any perps you may run into along your parade
route. Noted is the original pushbutton transmission, has been
replaced by a column shift from a 1966 Valiant. Door panels show
nicely, as does headliner which appears to be original.
Running a bit stronger than the standard Dart from 1964 thanks to a
1977 360ci with later Magnum cylinder heads. Also, inside are an
Edelbrock Performer cam with the Magnum's 1.6:1 rocker arm ratio,
the lift at the valve is .448 inches. It also sports a Comp Cam's
double roller timing chain and a Hughes Performance cam snout
extension on which a standard fuel pump is mounted. A Mopar
Performance dual plane intake manifold pumps plenty fossil into the
mill working in conjunction with a 750 CFM Edelbrock Performer.
These spent gases are evacuated efficiently via early 340 manifold
units. A 1977 A-904 automatic transmission replaces the push button
activated standard transmission of the original Dart. The
transmission is fitted with a planetary gear train to gain lower
ratios in first and second gear (for parades). Raybestos clutches,
a solid kick down band, a Turbo Action shift kit, and deep pan
round out the power plant modifications.
Mopar Performance 524912 torsion bars and Adco front sway bar and 6
leaf rear springs make up the modified suspension. A custom
driveshaft throws power rearward to a later 8.25 axle. An
adjustable proportioning valve in the trunk can be used to modify
the performance of the dual circuit master cylinder late 1970's
B-body disc brakes (11.75" rotors) and 10 x 2.5 drums in the rear.
All Dot 5 brake fluid is used for this system.
A restored mostly original Dodge Dart with plenty of power
modifications, suspension upgrades, and some added on Police
goodies, and you are ready to do some pat rolling down the highway
or throwing candy to kids in a parade. Either way this car is
equipped. Dial 911!
7-Dodge Dart Slant 6 Cyl
178594-Sequential Unit Number
SO 0330-March 30th Build
NUMBER 0294-Order Number
BDY 733-Dart 270
TRM HIT-Tan Vinyl
PAINT YY1-Medium Tan Poly
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