"Saab Once Built Weird Versions Of The Plymouth Valiant To Sell As Cop Cars"
It’s strange enough to see Valiants existing in the Land of the Midnight Sun, and as police cruisers no less. However, it gets stranger; these cars were actually ASSEMBLED there, by SAAB! That’s right: the key-on-the-floor, freewheel-equipped, egg-shaped car maker building a meat-and-potatoes American car. For whatever reason, SAAB built CKD (completely knocked down) kits, which were primarily used as cop cars because, in the words of one source, they did not have a car equivalent to a Volvo Amazon or 144 to offer for such use.
Inside, it gets stranger. When building later Valiants, it looks like SAAB installed their own door handles inside, put in a center console, and blessedly added their own donut-hole-headrest seats in place of the Plymouth’s standard fare, which, from my experience, were some of the worst seats that I have ever experienced in a motor vehicle.
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