Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum unveils restored 1949 car at America’s Car Museum – @TacomaWeeklyNews

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Authentic Ford Washington State Patrol car underwent a 5-year frame-off restoration

To celebrate 2019 National Police Week, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum took the wraps off a restored, 1949 Ford Washington State Patrol (WSP) Car at America’s Car Museum (ACM) on May 14.

This 1949 WSP Ford “Shoebox” sedan is considered historically significant, as the vehicle is one of the very first “police package” vehicles produced by a manufacturer, coming factory-equipped with a powerful Ford “Flathead” V-8 engine, heavy-duty brakes, 16-inch wheels, a spotlight and a steel reinforcement plate on the roof to accommodate lights or large antennas.

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