Don’t miss the Cleveland Police Museum’s Vintage Police Vehicle Show this Saturday, June 22! You’ll see some great cars, including these two vintage beauties from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
1970 Plymouth Fury I #309
The unit originally was a Wyoming State Police vehicle, our crew restored this 1970 Plymouth Fury 1 with a 440 Super Commando engine and numbered it 309, in honor of the president of the retirees association’s first vehicle when he came on the job in 1970.
In 1970, the Ohio State Highway Patrol was in transition from all black vehicles to all white vehicles with the Fury being one of the last of the black vehicles and also one of the first batch of four door models to be used by OSHP (typically they used two doors for patrol up until this point).
1975 Gran Fury Ohio State Highway Patrol Car #364
Restoration of this Gran Fury was started by Joe DiCorpo from Atlanta Georgia. Due to delays in the restoration and wanting to move on to a new project, the car was sold to a local Highway Patrol Retiree who had the restoration completed. The retiree loans the car to the museum for sanctioned events and also proudly represents the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retiree Association.