Farley`s Dodge Diplomat Forum

Forum Index => The Drive-In => Topic started by: onbuicks on November 11, 2016, 10:51:35

Title: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: onbuicks on November 11, 2016, 10:51:35
just purchaced a 1988 Diplomat Police-car. It was given to Finnish Police by Chrysler-importer Aro-yhtymä in 1990. It is said to be second to last factory-maid Police Special. Sadly, police had some problem with the engine very soon and the 318-4bbl was somehow overhauled. New short block was installed and some performance camshaft installed. Result was, that car failed its first smogcheck at the age of 3yrs. So it was auctioned to one carguy, who had been fond to it since new. He kept it from 1994 to 2016, and I bought it from him today.
Now Diplomat has 92k miles and is running fine. It is original white with pursuit package and two sets of police wheels.
Originally it was ment to by a PR-car for finnish Police and given a numberplate COP-I
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: doomedgame on November 11, 2016, 12:20:28
welcome to the board and interesting history
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: fifthcrunch on November 11, 2016, 12:41:12
Fantastic.  Very ironic that a cop car failed a smog test.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: Ice Cold on November 11, 2016, 14:07:02
Welcome aboard and cool cop car.
Maybe 2nd to last 88, but there where 89's.
There's another Finn or two who pop by one in a while.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: onbuicks on November 12, 2016, 02:27:41
The story goes that this was second to last sold factory cop-car. This was somehow sold not earlier than spring 1990. But that is just what I was told. There is a Suresky dealer sticker on the backlid.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: Darth-Car on November 13, 2016, 10:16:43
A nice treasure that you have.  A police car, without a lot of police abuse.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: Mike on November 13, 2016, 12:39:02
Cool story but not very likely the second last sold and it's a year off to be 2nd last made.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: lsm360 on November 18, 2016, 15:35:47
Cool story but not very likely the second last sold and it's a year off to be 2nd last made.

Ya Ice, why didn't you think of that?
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: Ice Cold on November 18, 2016, 16:13:31
Ya Ice, why didn't you think of that?

Maybe 2nd to last 88, but there where 89's.

Thought I did.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: lsm360 on November 18, 2016, 17:33:00
Thought I did.

Hehe.  :p
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: onbuicks on June 16, 2017, 06:50:04
Hehheh. This car (model 1988)was sold from Suresky-dealer in spring of 1990. So please inform if You know some cars that was sold later.
Title: Re: Finnish HighWay-patrol Diplomat
Post by: Prospect62 on June 16, 2017, 15:45:22
Get. It. OUT. Of. That. Snow.

Post haste.