If you want power in a classic then go for an ex-police car. A base level Chevrolet with a big engine, this retired patrol car looks great fun. It’s a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne Pursuit Car built to specs by Zora Arkus Duntov (a GM performance engineer that was associated with the Corvette) and has a special order 348 cubic inch Turbo Thrust V8. There were only about 40 of these cars produced – so it is a pretty rare beast.
The car left the factory in a Deep Blue metallic (the requirement for Oregon State Patrol) and still has that color today. The interior is a coordinated blue and gray vinyl combination. Obviously it has no where neat the trim levels of an Impala but that’s what makes this car look so much more mean and moody.
This car was about chasing criminals and not all about chrome, glitz and options. What we have here is manual steering, manual brakes, manual windows and a 3-on-a-tree manual transmission.