1976 Buick LeSabre Custom
1982 Chevrolet Malibu 9-C-1 police
Head to Head
(DISCLAIMER: The car pictured above and in the album IS NOT the actual car I owned in the mid-1980's! I have no pictures of the actual car; I found this one, and the similar cars in the photo album, online.)
Believe it or not, this tank was a former Police unmarked! A local Police department siezed it as a drug confiscation and decided to hold onto it instead of auctioning it off. After all, who would flash on a LeSabre hardtop as an unmarked? It already had a tuned 4-barrel 455 with dual exhausts (and as I found out after I bought it, no catalytic converters - the cops were running the thing with an illegal exhaust system!), so they just added some Police-spec suspension components, tires (mounted on the chrome Buick Rallye wheels that were on the car!), radio, and a shotgun rack and called it good.
When I bought it, all the radio gear and the gun rack had been removed, as were the chrome rims. It seems the chief wanted them on his personal cruiser! So I bought a Maroon-over-White '76 LeSabre with dog dish hubcaps mounted on dark blue steelies - very patriotic! On the way home from buying the car, I stopped off at a local junkyard and bought a set of '73 Buick full wheel covers to replace the poverty caps, and then I hit a parts store for some maroon spray paint to repaint the wheels. A weekend spent detailing it and doing some pinstriping and you'd never know it had served as a Police car... Until it blew your doors off! That big ol' Buick could pass anything but a gas station!
shes an x-San Diego County Sheriffs Car. i got her back in 1991 for 700.00. and began a small resto on her while she was my daily driver. i hope to get her fully restored soon.
Specs for “Beauregard”
Buick 455 4-barrel
TH400 Automatic Transmission
3.89:1 Limited Slip rear
0-60 in abuot 7 seconds (Official Timex wristwatch timing)
1/4 mile in about 15 second (Ditto above)
Top speed? I had it well over an indicated 110 on the calibrated Police speedo
Specs for “Deputy”
9-c-1 police pkg car 100 amp alt. 305 4bbl ,350-c tranny with 2500 stall
Factory Options for “Beauregard”
AM/FM 8-Track Stereo
Remote Driver's-Side Mirror
Remote Trunk Release
(In addition to standard equipment:
Factory Options for “Deputy”
rear power vent windows. COMPLETE POLICE SUSPENSION AND POWER TRAIN
Mods for “Beauregard”
Modified 455 Engine
Modified TH400 Automatic
True Dual Exhaust (Catalytic Converters Deleted)
Quartz Halogen Headlights
Mods for “Deputy”
2 1/2 inch IROC duals , k&n filter, accell dist brain. 215/65/15s ,15" camaro wheels( replacing the police 205/70/14") , monte carlo ss springs, 350-c with 2500 stall and trans-go shift kit, b&m tranny cooler
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