The Historical Society was fortunate enough to locate all of the correct materials to restore the vehicle back to a 1989 patrol vehicle including spotlights, correct lightbar and siren, radio, electronics, push-bar and most importantly a KDT 480 police computer. Mr. Steve Bilycia, a police radio shop technician, spent hundreds of hours locating small items such as original fuse panels, switches, lights, and other unseen items that brought this vehicle back to life. Every bit of this vehicle is 100% accurate to the day that it went into service. Even the police computer works! Many thanks to those officers and city employees who spent their free time working on this vehicle to bring it back to life!
This 1989 Dodge Diplomat was originally purchased by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). When purchased on September 8, 1988 it was assigned vehicle #2790 and shipped to the Sacramento CHP to be built as a marked CHP cruiser.