1970 Plymouth Satellite on Duty for Seattle Police Department
Cops cars these days have become all but mostly boring, with the Crown Vic being the ultimate police car staple in recent years. So leave it up to the city of Seattle then to be the hippest, most retro police force in the nation with this 1970 Plymouth Satellite reportedly still on duty. In 1970, when Chrysler launched the Satellite from its Lynch Road, Michigan, plant, the company manufactured 53 "Special Order" police cars nationwide, with the Seattle PD snatching up 21 of them, naturally. With a 383 cubic inch "Super Commando" engine, this was one of the most powerful cars of the decade, perfect for chasing down criminals or running to Starbucks (in 1971) for a mocha-frape-latte-whatever people from Seattle drink.
The particular car in question lost life after only 9,000 miles on the force when it was unintentionally wrecked. It soon found itself at auction, finding its way into the hands of one Los Angeles owner, until the Seattle Police Museum located and bought the vehicle with the intent of a full restoration in 2006. Thanks to some local help and modern ingenuity, the 1970 Satellite was restored and is currently back in the force. While the old girl doesn't see as much action as she used to- mostly dedicated to community events- every now and again she finds herself amidst all the action when need be. Photo Credit: Imgur