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New Review: ‘48 Ford Police Coupe 2'n1

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The 1948 Ford was the final year for a new design that began in 1941 with a completely updated, wider and more modern looking car. Shortly after the new car was introduced in 1941 however, Ford had to convert its factories to war production. It wasn't until 1946 that car production resumed. The Coupe came in 3 trim levels, this '48 model being the Super De Luxe version powered by a 239ci Flathead V-8 engine.

Terms for police cars include (police) cruiser, squad car, area car and patrol car. In some places, a police car may also be informally known as a cop car, a black and white, a cherry top, a gumball machine. Depending on the configuration of the emergency lights and livery, a police car may be considered a marked or unmarked unit. Whatever you call them, since the first incarnation the police car has been one of the most valuable pieces of equipment our law enforcement agencies have at their disposal.

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Good commentary. The only information that may be changed was that Ford began 1946 car production at the Dearborn plant in June, 1945, after VE Day. The first car, a 1946 Super Deluxe Tudor, was personally delivered to President Harry S. Truman by Henry Ford II in July, 1945.




Source: The Ford Road by Loren Sorensen, 1979.

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