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FEATURE: 1972 Dodge Polara

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

If you were fond of tearing up the roads of the Windy City in the muscle-car years, chances are you would have hit the brakes hard if you saw an imposing patrol car like Greg Reynolds’ meticulously recreated 1972 Dodge Polara cruiser.

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

Greg Reynolds

Reynolds, a Chicago resident and sergeant in the city’s police force, restored his sedan classic to be an authentic duplicate, and to remind all who see it of the brave badge-toting men and women who keep our streets safe.

“I wanted to make a rolling time capsule to honor the brave Chicago police officers who have faithfully served before me,” he said.

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

This vintage Mid West police cruiser started off life as a 1972 Dodge Polara.

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

The original 360-cubic-inch V-8 is underhood.

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

Using historical photos, Reynolds recreated period correct badging.

This 1972 Dodge Polara was restored as a recreated Chicago police car.

The Polara was found on the West Coast and was rust-free.

Check out our photo slideshow below for a closer look at this vintage cruiser.

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