Fuel costs were getting pretty rough on North American fleet operators by the middle 1970s, so quite a few police departments took a hard look at midsize and even compact Detroit cars instead of the usual full-sized sedans. Our friends at The Old Car Manual Project have added this catalog for the 1976 Chevrolet Nova police car, and from it we learn that the really thin-walleted police forces could choose the six-cylinder Nova coupe. That must have made arrests exciting, when it came time to fold the seat back.
Just to torture the budget-contrained car purchasers from the city or county, the comfy full-sized Caprice police car is shown on the last page. More expensive and thirstier than the little Nova, so forget it!
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