People joke about red cars being magnets for tickets from the police, but this next red classic is simultaneously the least likely car for you to get a ticket but the most likely car to get you behind bars. Find this 1972 Plymouth Fury III ex-SFFD Fire Chief car offered for $14,900 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
You could drive around town in this thing with the “out of service” stickers in the windows and on the trunk, but what sort of fun is that? It’d be like getting dressed up for a night on the town with your best set of high heels and then wearing your wedding ring. Where’s your sense of adventure…where is the risk? If you are going to drive around town in a vintage Fire Chief car, it’d better look the part, ditch the legal disclaimers and just cruise around like you own the place. Maybe extinguish a few fires and admonish folks for not properly trimming their hedges.
The paint job in itself won’t get you arrested, but those prominently displayed red lights might cause problems…but nothing you couldn’t talk your way out of. Right? Or speed your way out of trouble with the 400 cubic inch big block rated at 290 horsepower and mated to a 727 Torqueflight automatic.
The best part of the car is the inside, where all manner of period correct fire/police stuff is present, from the seller:
Full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment for Chief and Operator) Fire suits, oxygen tanks, masks. . .
SFFD Forms, accident, camera, Radios, Authentic Helmets, SBCA for Chief
and Operator. Authentic Chief’s status board on dash. Hidden scanner in
glove box wired to speaker, programmed for SFSF.
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