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    Border Patrol 1980 Volare + a couple of M Bodies

    1980 Volare, 318 4bbl, Automatic

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/152949338330?

    Maybe a border patrol car, because it has the rear seat divider and its a light green color?






    A Couple of 318 4bbl Police Furies from the same seller:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/152950545811?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/152950387776?

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    Wow! That thing is worth $1,000? I guess I'm rich.

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    Seems kind of pricey for a unique fixer upper opportunity.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
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    What is it worth then ? It’s rust free example of ‘80 a police package , ya looks rough but if it has been in a dry barn for 30+ years could in fact be a rare find for A fan of the police cars . I don’t think $1000 is crazy , if that was around here a V8 4 door I have all the parts to fix it I would pay $1000 no prob

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    If we had some idea if the engine was running or an anchor.

    I think of mine as a $500 car. But mine is solid enough to take on a 5000 mile roadtrip. I think maybe that one in the auction is not up to moving under its own power, never mind realiable.

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    I have a crazy question - I always though the f-body 318 cars were two barrel. This listing is a 318 4bbl. Aftermarket?

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    I would imagine the F-body Police would have been available with a 4 bbl. Hard to tel from the photo but I'm not sure that is a 4 barrel carb. Doesn't look like a Thermoquad, doesn't look like a Quadrajet either.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    It looks like the only 4bbl came on the 360. Wow - Pursuit vehicle with 185 HP and a 16.9 quarter

    1980 Dodge Aspen Police Pursuit Sedan 5.9L-4V V-8 TorqueFlite (aut. 3) (model since October 1979 for North America U.S. Police use only) specifications & performance data review. Specs datasheet with technical data and performance data plus an analysis of the direct market competition of Dodge Aspen Police Pursuit Sedan 5.9L-4V V-8 TorqueFlite (aut. 3) in 1980 the model with 4-door sedan body and V-8 5898 cm3 / 359.9 cui engine size, 138 kW / 188 PS / 185 hp (SAE net) of power, 3-speed automatic powertrain offered since October 1979 for North America U.S. Police use only. Specifications listing with fuel economy, top speed, performance factory data and ProfessCars™ estimation: this Dodge would accelerate 0-60 mph in 9.1 sec, 0-100 km/h in 9.6 sec and quarter mile time is 16.9 sec.

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    For 1980, 16.9 in the 1/4 isn't really that bad. Some of the "muscle cars" weren't all that much quicker to be honest. What I mean is, for the era, the Police Aspen 360 wouldn't have a whole lot of trouble catching the bad guys. Don't forget also, it probably has a 2.73 rear gear or lower (numerically). Darnit, I'll defend F-bodies until the end of my days!

    For fairness, I don't think my Aspen in it's original form could do 0-60 in 16.9 seconds much less the 1/4 mile. It had the E24 California(gag) emission 225 with a stump pulling 90 hp (even though it was a special ordered car sold new in Wisconsin, in a town 80 miles north of where I live), hooked to a 4 speed O/D that you could only use O/D on the freeway,,,,,,,,,,,as long as it was level. Any hill and, downshift time. It really was pathetic. Fortunately, I found a solution to the problem, lol.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Looking at the spider web on that left upper vent, a serious fumigation is in order. Don't need to be bit by something with more legs than my dog.

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