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THE WORLD FAMOUS, BLUESMOBILE! FOR THE MOVIE THE BLUESMOBILE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT FROM A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL CAR; IT WAS PAINTED UP TO MOCK A MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE CAR. THE DIFFERENCE, ONLY CALIFORNIA CARS HAD TAN INTERIORS, WHILE MT. PROSPECT WERE EITHER BLUE OR BLACK. THIS IS A REAL CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL CAR, CALIFORNIA BORN AND RAISED WITH NO RUST. THE SHOW WORTHY PAINT HAD “HOLLYWOOD MAKE UP” APPLIED BY AN ARTIST TO GIVE THE AFFECT OF A DIRTY, RUSTED AND DAMAGED CAR. IT HAS THE HYSTERICAL, OVER-SIZED, LOUD SPEAKER MOUNTED TO THE ROOF, AND IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!! IN THE TRUNK ARE THE ORIGINAL COP LIGHTS, CB RADIO AND PASSENGER CAGE THAT WERE REMOVED WHEN THE CAR WAS CONVERTED INTO A BLUESMOBILE.
> IN THE TRUNK ARE THE ORIGINAL COP LIGHTS, CB RADIO AND PASSENGER CAGE THAT WERE REMOVED WHEN THE CAR WAS CONVERTED INTO A BLUESMOBILE.
As a CHP unit, it had a CB radio?
That passenger cage is interesting. I'd like to see what that looked like and see if the mounting brackets line up with the marks and holes on my interior b-pillars.
Mid to late 2008: the now-volo car was put on e-bay, bids got to around $8,100 and reserve not met. Presumably, the car was bought soon after by Volo, and bluesmobiled. Jan 2009: We learn of the new volo car.
Did all CHP units have A/C? Marin County didn't, but I don't know about actual CHP. The engine compartment on this car doesn't show an A/C compressor, but with the small block radiator, who knows what's going on up there. But the inside dash shows the blockoff plate on the far right, so it seems to be a non A/C car.
Post by 58hemifury on Feb 18, 2014 13:06:24 GMT -5
On Volo's website they claim the only California cars had tan interiors, is that their only proof to this being a CHP car? I think this is a legit cop car but doubt it was CHP in it's former life. Anyone ever see the trim tags (not that they tell you everything, my '75 GF has the "BODY IN WHITE", "SPECIAL MASK", "SPECIAL PAINT", "SPECIAL ORDER" tag that CHP cars came with too and a paint code of 999)?
Post by Lord Vadus on Feb 18, 2014 15:07:24 GMT -5
I still have the tag from that junkyard '75 that's all-white and has a tan interior. Unless it was an unmarked CHP car that made its way to a junkyard in WI, which is doubtful, I don't believe their claim for an instant.
but it does have the CHP siren mount on the stubframe (lower right), and windshield washer reservoir on the passenger side (which in 74-75 was only on cars with the siren mount):
On Volo's website they claim the only California cars had tan interiors
That's a bold claim.
I suppose it may be true that "it so happens that the only police cars that were ever ordered with tan interior happened to be CHP cars", but that would be surprising to me. And even if true, I don't know how someone could actually know that.
It sounds more like "CHP cars always came in tan. We don't know any other departments that ordered tan. This car is tan. Therefore it is CHP".
Post by 58hemifury on Feb 18, 2014 18:37:38 GMT -5
I'm sure Florida cars had tan as well, my FL '98 Crown Vic did. You usually see the tan interiors in the warmer climate states. I was surprised that my Mendocino, CA Sheriff's car had a black vinyl interior.
It is a CTSish lightbar but there is something funky about it. The amber lens should be closer to the center on the back side. Anyone know more about these things?
Here is a real CTS lightbar, see how the orange lens is on the inside, closer to the stainless center cover and to the inside of the rotating light. I don't think the Volo lightbar has a rotating light on the left side.