Barney Fife, your car is ready!
OK, so the Pick of the Day isn’t Fife’s Mayberry patrol car, but it is a 1958 Ford Custom 300 4-door sedan that the Lutz, Florida, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com says “is believed to be a true Tampa Police cruiser.”
It’s also “the kind of car that’s going to get you invited to everything from parades to charity events,” the dealer adds.
The car comes with a Tampa Police code book, and even without the authentic Tampa Police decals, spotlight, radio and rooftop and dashboard red lights, it’s a post-war American classic with two-tone door panels, new headliner and a 292cid Ford V8 with “Interceptor Special” badging on its air cleaner.
“This is even believed to be the original motor to the car,” the dealer adds. “The V8 fires up and runs with the kind of eagerness that it’s ready to serve its community. Plus, power steering and the column-shifted three-speed automatic transmission give you proper control.”
The car is being offered for $19,995.