Vehicles restored by the museum
The museum is constantly adding new vehicles to our stable of antique exhibits and displays.
1948 Plymouth Special black and white. This restoration was done through Ace Custom Fabrications. The vehicle was donated by the National Law Enforcement Museum to our museum due to our active historic vehicle program. This car is not original to our department but was used in the Hallmark movie “Runaway” with actor Dean Cain.
1960 Studebaker black and white. This restoration is in process and is being completed by the local Studebaker Club. This was titled as a Phoenix Police car and was located on a property in Yuma, Az.
Look here for the latest restoration updates…
1948 Plymouth (Update 12/10/2018)
Scott and his crew with Ace Custom Fabrication had a busy day on our 1948 Plymouth. Work was completed on the front end, bearings, seals, and brake lines. New brake hardlines were made and the brakes were bled. The front end clip was set back in place to check...
1948 Plymouth (Update 11/26/2018)
Our friend Scott at Ace Custom Fabrication spent the afternoon building a transmission tunnel for our 1948 Plymouth police car. (This is a conversion from a “3 speed in the tree” to an automatic transmission to make available to more of our volunteer drivers that do not drive manual transmission.) Scott welded and seam sealed the new work. With the addition on the vintage ac unit it will be nice and cool inside in the summer. There will still be room for the police radio underneath the ac unit. Check out the progress on Facebook at Ace Custom Fabrication.
Look for this beauty to be on the road soon…
1948 Plymouth (Update 10/20/2018)
Our steering shaft cleared the log type exhaust manifold but not the #7 spark plug boot. We dropped the column 2 inches and added two steering joints to solve the problem. Our new gauge kit with Auto Meter gauges required some machine work to fit the trim bezel but all in all, a nice kit.
1950 is out of commission again
Our 1950 Ford is out of commission again and had to be towed to the shop due to a fuel pump issue. We’ll let everyone know when it’s available again.
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We regularly post the status of our restoration projects. We like to keep people up to date on the progress of our vehicles currently undergoing restoration. If you’d like us to add you to that list and stay in the know, please fill out the form below!
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17 South 2nd Avenue
Historic City Hall 1st Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2202
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Please note that there is active road construction in the area for Light Rail, please allow yourself extra time for travel in the downtown area. There is little to no parking meters along Jefferson Street at the present time. It is highly recommended to use the City of Phoenix parking garage located at 305 West Washington Street.
Meters - Hourly Rates
Meters cost $1.50 per hour and coin-only meters cost $1 per hour.
Most meters accept credit/debit cards and coins and others only accept coins.
Pay-by-cell is also available via the Pango Mobile Parking app for credit card enabled parking meter
Time limits generally vary by location. Time limits at metered locations can range from 15 minutes to as long as 8 hours. In most areas, the maximum duration is 2 hours. The parking time limits are posted on each meter.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Accessible Meters
Phoenix has several on-street accessible parking spaces throughout the downtown area. Each space is clearly marked with a special sign with the international symbol of access.
Vehicles displaying a valid ADA License Plate and/or Placard receive one hour of free parking once their parking meter has expired. Vehicles displaying a valid Purple Heart Recipient license plate also receive one free additional hour. This applies to all parking meters, not just the designated ADA Accessible parking meters. The nearest ADA paid parking meter is located just East of 2nd Avenue on Jefferson on the North side of the roadway.
305 PARKING GARAGE
The City of Phoenix parking garage is managed by Ace Parking and can be contacted at 1-888-223-7275. It does have Disable spots available and has a height restriction of vehicles of 8’2″. Wider vehicles must call ahead to make an appointment for a limited number of oversized vehicles. The cost of all parking is $4 per hour.
*We offer 1/2 off parking for visitors of the museum. Just ask for your coupon at the end of your visit*
How to get here...
From the Northwest Valley via I-17 South I-17 to I-10 East (exit 200A) Exit at 7th Avenue (exit 144A) and turn right Travel 1 mile to Jefferson Street and turn left Move to the left lane. Turn left into City Public Parking Garage between 4th and 3rd Avenues.
From the Northeast Valley via SR51 South SR51 to I-10 West Exit at 7th Avenue (exit 144A) and turn left Travel 1 mile to Jefferson Street and turn left. Move to the left lane. Turn left into City Public Parking Garage between 4th and 3rd Avenues.
From the West Valley via I-10 East Exit at 7th Avenue (exit 144A) and turn right Travel 1 mile to Jefferson Street and turn left. Move to the left lane Turn left into City Public Parking Garage between 4th and 3rd Avenues.
From the Southeast Valley via I-10 West Exit at 7th Avenue (exit 144) and turn left. Travel 1 mile to Jefferson Street and turn left. Move to the left lane. Turn left into City Public Parking Garage between 4th and 3rd Avenues.
Note: The parking garage has a second entrance on 4th Avenue between Jefferson and Washington.
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