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Cars > Challenges > “Sporty” Vs “Smokey”

 

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Goopzx2

M–25
Albany, Ohio
United States

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Pacopcar

M–57
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1999 Ford Escort ZX2

“Sporty”

1987 Dodge Diplomat

“Smokey”

 
Photo of: 1999 Ford Escort
Photo of: 1987 Dodge Diplomat
 

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About “Sporty”

1999 Ford Escort ZX2

My Dad bought this car when he wreck his truck in the snow about 5 years ago. We got his truck fixed and the car just sat around only drove a little bit until I could drive it, about two years later. Has about 60,000 miles on it.

About “Smokey”

This is my '87 Diplomat Pennsylvania State Police cruiser. The car is completely authentic to the mid '80s cruisers that the State Police used to patrol the highways and rural areas of Pennsylvania.

The car is an AHB police package Dodge. Since virtually all, with only less than a handful of exceptions, of the original cars bought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have long gone to copcar heaven, this car originally served in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina on their local police department. It spent virtually all of it's life in service there either on the police department or in another governmental department. It was finally bought for resale by a gentleman from Warren, Ohio whom I purchased it from for restoration.

I received significant help from the State Police on it's authentic restoration and the car is regsitered there in Harrisburg.

My cruiser has been permanently dedicated to the memory of PSP Trooper Corporal Joseph Pokorny, Pittsburgh Barrack, who was killed in the line of duty on December 12, 2005. The completed car itself was unveiled to the public at the yearly Police Week memorial activities in Washington, D.C. in May, 2006.

 

Specs for “Sporty”

28 mpg city
33 mpg highway
130 horsepower
Manual 5-speed
2.0-liter twin-cam 16-valve Zetec four-cylinder engine

Specs for “Smokey”

AHB Factory Package Diplomat
318 cid V-8, Police Modified
Automatic Transmission
Power Steering & Brakes
Radio Delete

 

Factory Options for “Sporty”

dual airbags
side impact protection
cruise control
moon roof
Solar Tint windows
6 disc cd changer
Anti-lock brakes

Factory Options for “Smokey”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Sporty”

American Racing Wheels

Mods for “Smokey”

Whelen 5000 Strobe/Speaker Light
Motorola Syntor Two Way Radio
Motorola Syntor Siren Controller
Hand Held Spotlight

 

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Points for Sporty Total Votes Points for Smokey
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