1979 Plymouth Volare Pursuit Police Car, E58, D36, 360-V8, 727, 3.21 Sure-Grip

1979 Plymouth Volare Police Car - E58, A38, Pursuit-Class

Technical specifications of Plymouth Volare 1979

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Jamestown, New York, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Volare
SubModel: Police Car - E58, A38, Pursuit-Class
Year: 1979
Mileage: 135,000
Transmission: Heavy Duty 727 TorqueFlite Three speed Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description


You are viewing my 1979 Plymouth Volare ex-Suffolk County New York Sheriff Department pursuit-class police car. It still has itsoriginal, IN-matching 360-HP *(HP means "High Performance") V8 engine (RPO code"E58", L"Code in VIN, he pursuit-class police engine offering) with four-barrel carburetor, eavy-duty 727 three-speed automatic transmission (replaced in the past) (code"D36") and 3.21:1 Sure-Grip (code"D91")rear axle.

This vehicle has135,000miles (believed to be actual but this cannot be confirmed) and wasdelivered to Silver Chrysler Plymouth in Port Jefferson NY in July 1979 at a retail delivery price of $8,086.45. The last 25 years of ownership is known: me and person I bought it from who had it since 1990. Photos are from May 2015.

"Yes", here were F-Body Mopar squads, nd"Yes"they are rare to see nowadays. I do not know how many police versions were built or how many remain. The Dodge Aspen and the Plymouth Volare models ran from 1977 through 1980 model years, iving way to the M-body Diplomat and Gran Fury. When the 440 cubic inch "big-block" pursuit rigs (B-body Monaco and Fury) went away after 1978, he F-bodies were actually the quickest (0-60 mph, -100 mph) Mopar squads in 1979...even quicker (not faster top-speed though) than the pursuit-class E86 440's from just the year before.

This Volare is fairly well equipped (see factory fender tags removed so they can be read, ee invoice copy - i do not have the original - in last picture). First the other relevant police codes are"A38"= Police Package (the big brakes, he anti-sway bars, 20-mph "Certified" Police speedometer, tc.),"K"= Police Grade Interior and Order code prefix,"C83"= Heavy Duty rear seats,"F58"= Reinforced Body Welds,"F66"= A/C Cut-Off switch (unknown condition),"F88"= Engine Oil Cooler,"N41"= Dual Exhaust, N75" Auxilliary Oil Cooler, nd"Y39"= Special Order. Other key options:"H51"= Air Conditioning (intact, oes not blow cold),"G01"= Rear Defroster (condition unknown),"G11"= Tinted Glass.

The vehicle runs and drives fine, ut it is has a "police car" feel (very stiff suspension) if you've never driven one. All routine maintenance (brakes, luids, elts, tc.) is current. I have rebuilt the original Thermo-Quad twice in past 10 years so if driving around the country is your objective, ou might consider a more reliable aftermarket brand. The "Lean Burn" System is still operating.

All electrical systems/instumentation work fine except the police dome light. There is no police electrical emergency equipment in the vehicle. There is a rubber plug in the roof where light bar wiring was placed.The "true" dual exhaust configuration (no catalytic converters) is still in place and has been recently replaced. Two tailpipes, xiting on passenger side, ere used as the "oversized", riginal OEM single tailpipe/resonator assembly could not be located.

The tires are 215/70-15 Eagle GT-4 high performance radials with excellent tread remaining. The 15x7 police-spec wheels are original and have been refinished. The dog dishes are original and in driver quality.

In 2013, had the entire vehicle professionally refinished in its original "Spinnaker White" exterior color (it came from the factory with"V02"which means "two-tone" per whatever the Suffolk County specifications were). During the refinishing, e noted that there wasnoevidence any previous, ajor collision damage. We did repair assorted dings/scratches

There are properly executed metal repairs in the floor pan (we did this to preserve the body weld reinforcements unique to police cars), epairs inside lower front doors on both sides, ut beyond that everything else is solid, riginal metal.

The chrome/stainless trim is in good condition and overall is consistent with a vehicle of this age. The bumpers are in driver-quality conditionand are showing some dulling (rear bumper in particular) and other age-related imperfections. The bumper extension on passenger side has a noticeable defect. There is a six-inch crack in the windshield (may require replacement if your state performs safety inspections on vehicles of this age). The driver front door weather seal and light switch in jamb is missing. The passenger side rear door rear edge chrome piece is missing.

The interior is in very good original condition (including the headliner). Dash is straight with very minor cracks on holes where police microphone mounted. The RPO tag says "Bench Seat", ut the buckets was how it was when I bought it. The OEM radio is an AM/CB model (no CB antenna) from this era and operates fine. The seats show wear consistent with their age but are otherwise pliable and without rips/tears (brownish colors are from dust). The rubber floor is original as well and in good condition (the driver side floor is just muddy).

This 1979 Plymouth Volare is agenuineMopar police pursuit-class F-body. There are some well-done F-body cop "clones" around, nd of course some real nice trueA38cars too. But, ou know you aren't going to see too many of the ones that actually did law enforcement work that are still in existence.

This rare, are vintage Mopar F-body squad has been my privilege to take care of and improve upon for while. So as always I sure hope this Volare police pursuit vehicle finds a good home, s keptintact, nd preserved by other caretakers for another 36+ years.


I have established a Buy-it-Now Price and taking reasonable offers for this 1979 Plymouth Volare Police car. Note that I reserve the right to end this listing at any time at my sole discretion prior to a sale or prior to the scheduled listing duration.

Please note that NO offers (except the Buy-it-Now price of course) are automatically accepted. However, nreasonably low offers will be instantly rejected - there is no sense in wasting our time trying work out a deal when our price expectations are very, ery far apart.

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But respectfully, do not know what is important to you that may not have been discussed or depicted herein unless you ask me.Any and all relevant and appropriate questions you submit while the auction is running will be answered promptly and as thoroughly as possibleby email onlyto ensure clarity of any correspondences.

Given that this is a used police vehicle,please do not have unreasonable expectations as to its current condition or future condition under your ownership. Also given its obvious age, his vehicle represents whatever standards of quality and workmanship that existed when it was built, o comparisons to improved build standards of today's vehicles is not appropriate.

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Although I believe I have described and depicted (with numerous high-resolution photographs) this vehicle accurately,please note that this vehicle is sold "as-is, here-is" with no express or implied warranties or guarantees of any kind.


A $1,000 deposit is required from the winning bidder, ue electronically via PayPal within24hours after the auction ends, o hold the vehicle. I will not be accepting trades. Full payment is due within3days of auction end via cash, ank-to-bank or wire transfer, r certified bank check (drawn on a major US bank). Clear title in my name is in hand and vehicle can be scheduled for buyer pickup by appointment at anytime after full payment is received and cleared. I can hold the vehicle in indoor storage for 15 days (or longer, f weather or other uncontrollable factors emerge) at no charge to the winning bidder after the auction (the charge is $15.00 per day after 15 days).

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