Iconic Boons Mill Police Car up for sale

Boons Mill, Va. – For the right price, you can be the next owner of a piece of Boones Mill history.

The 1991 Chevy Camaro Police Car is the first of its kind and is up for sale.

The city sold it in 1997 and the antique car is ready to catch on once again.

After 30 years, the Chevy classic still has a good sense of humor.

“It was the Corvette engine they put in the Camaros,” explained Lynn Frith, the car’s current owner.

It is not what is under the hood that makes this antique a treasure.

“I think it puts us on the map. [Boones Mill] Used to be known as the place where you don’t want to accelerate and it’s because of the car,” Frith said.

Boons Mill didn’t always have that reputation.

Frith was also the city’s police chief from 1989 to 2013 and remembered how the city was in great need of speed.

“Before we had the (Ford) Crown Victoria and it was very slow and everybody knew it,” Frith said.

He said that two to three times a week the drivers get left behind. That’s why the city got the Camaro, the first of three muscle cars bought by the city in years.

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“One night, I was working on the radar and a car came through the radar at 104 mph and I couldn’t start catching them from the other car. [Camaro] Got it,” Frith remembered.

The car not only caught the speeding cars, but it also grabbed a lot of attention.

“Once I had a guy I arrested for a DUI and when I was putting him in the car and putting the seatbelt on he said ‘You know it was worth it, I gotta ride in this car. get to do’,” Frith said.

The new owner not only gets the history of the car but also gets a piece of priceless memories made of the car.

“Here’s a picture of when Michael Waltrip’s crew stopped and took pictures and I pulled it back like we were pulling it on Route 220,” Frith said.

When the city was selling the car back in 1997, there was also interest in using it for a movie. Frith was approached by a film production company that wanted to buy a car for scenes in the “Smokey and the Bandit” themed film.

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“I ask him what’s going to happen in the movie and he says at the end of the movie the car really takes such a huge jump and it gets destroyed. I told the council about it and they said don’t sell it to them ,” said Frith.

He and his brother loved working on cars, so they started buying it. As much as he will miss it, Frith said he is ready to make the move to the next owner.

“I’ve had this for a long time, maybe it’s time to have someone else,” Frith said.

The car is selling for $18,950.

Along with pictures and newspaper articles about the iconic car, there is a letter from the city explaining restrictions such as a light bar and the word police to cover if you drive a car on the street.

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