Donuts Included: 1968 Plymouth Satellite Police Car

1968 Plymouth Satellite Police Car

Barn Finds is a place where we can all escape from the bad things happening in the world. We don’t want to discuss the news or politics here, but we do want to thank all the Officers who serve our communities by featuring some Police themed finds today! To kick things off, we have this awesome 1968 Plymouth Satellite. Take a look here on eBay where you can place a bid or Buy It Now for $10k.

Ready To Serve

The seller doesn’t mention if this is an original patrol car or a clone, but either way it’s totally cool! I’m guessing it’s the later purely based on the specs. Most Police cars were fairly burly with big engines and heavy duty suspensions. In fact, they had a lot in common with their muscle car brethren. This rig is outfitted with a 273 V8, 3-speed manual, lights, siren and even includes a box of donuts!

Satellite Siren

Our Police have had a rough couple weeks, so let’s all try to show some appreciation next time we interact with someone in blue. They put their lives on the line for all of us with little in return. Well, they do get to drive some pretty cool cars… So, today we are going to celebrate them and their faithful steeds. Thanks guys, this should be a lot of fun!

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    I too am saddened by the news, and I do look to sites like this to get my mind off it, but we can’t put our heads in the sand and ignore it. LEO’s have one of the toughest jobs in the world, and I can’t for the life of me, understand why anybody would do that line of work, but glad someone does it. Cops have always been getting killed, it’s just now with the internet, we hear of every one. In my trucking career, I’ve dealt with more cops than most. Mostly stupid stuff, trucking stuff, but found the women cops were a lot harder to deal with. ( don’t EVER call them “Ma’am”) Back to the car. I feel, if making a cop car clone, it should be period correct, with the 383, and by ’68, most cop cars were automatics, but for driving around, the 273 probably makes more sense. And that’s not a CB, it’s a Motorola 2-way, and the whip antenna is also out of date. Also, I believe in ’68, LEO’s used Belvedere’s, but no biggie. I’m a huge Adam-12 fan, and during the 1st season, they used a car similar to this ( after using a ’67 for the pilot) There’s quite a following for vintage police cars, and I think this car is great. Thanks to all LEO’s out there, just as long as they aren’t in my rear view mirror. :)

  2. Van

    Scary
    Police car pulls in the driveway and never leaves
    You in a heap of trouble now boy.
    “Just quoting comercial, not politically correct”

  3. Jay E.

    Makes me winsome for the past. It was a different world when this was the type of car, (and policeman) that patrolled. Had a lot of ride along time in cars like this.

  4. Mitch

    If you’re going to replicate an old PD unit, do it right. Too many spend $$$ on restoring & replicating, only to make the car look incorrect & silly. If you want to do it right, find an original surviving PD unit, & restore it to the correct specs of the PD it came from. Old originals in restorable shape are VERY hard to find, let alone finding period equipment, but it can be done with a little persistence & cash. There’s quite a network out there now they devote themselves to restoring originals. Now if you’re looking to restore one of these as a correct Adam-12 car, that would be your toughest job. Finding one, & then outfitting it correctly. I know of 2, one in Virginia, the other in LA. The one in LA’s value has been placed at $50K,($25K for the car, $25K for the original LAPD hot sheet desk it’s equipped with) & that’s no joke. The guy that owns it had it parked outside of Marty Milner’s memorial service last year.

  5. JW

    I have my doubts it’s a actual police car as most if not all 60’s and later police cars were automatic, but a cool replica no doubt. I’m a strong supporter of our first responders cops / firefighters / medical as where would we be without them. I’ve had dealings with all of them and never experienced a issue to date. My heart goes out to all that have fallen no matter the cause.

  6. sparkster

    One Adam – 12

  7. Chebby

    True police cars are interesting because you get to see how they were really equipped back in the day, but these clones are weak sauce. I get it, you painted an old car black and white and threw a bunch of vintage cop crap in there. Not a patrol car. Just an old sedan that you can’t/won’t drive very often. I’d rather have this in its original color. And it’s more likely this car would have been a NYC taxi specced the way it is.

  8. fordfan

    Taxi cabs in n y c were all dodge police cars were plymouth ,but not a satellite ,it would been a belvedere 1 or fury 1

  9. AMCFAN

    Didn’t patrol cars in California have white steering wheels pre 1974?

  10. Rspcharger Rspcharger

    It clearly states “Replica” in the auction description.

  11. Snotty

    God Bless America!

  12. Fiete T

    I own an ’85 Plymouth GF AHB car. Ironically, was never a police car- it was batched ordered with the Seattle PD’s fleet order, but ended up as an SFD arson investigator’s car. Twin spots, small antenna on the roof, and rear window uprights were all it ever had. I’ll never paint it up like a cop car- in fact, I am leaning towards putting a 340 and a cast-iron A-833 OD trans (that & all the factory pieces are from a ’76 Aspen) in it, fixing the weird isolated suspension garbage most had, and a few other upgrades to make it appear factory and yet perform much better. I catch endless amounts of crap from fanatics, but hey, I don’t remember them buying it…

  13. J. Baker

    CHP cars ordered white steering wheels. Some smaller agencies also ended up with them as they would piggy back off large CHP orders.

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