Ford Mustang

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FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang
FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang

FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on September 15, 2017 • views: 49

Just because you want to own and drive a SSP Mustang the way it was used in service, doesn’t mean you have to drive a ‘marked’ one. There are agencies out there that used the Mustangs as both marked, and unmarked patrol vehicles. Case in point is this 1992 calypso green Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) SSP […]

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Recent Articles #2

USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser
USAF SSP Mustang - Dragon Chaser

USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 17, 2017 • views: 668

Riding a wingspan roughly as wide as a 10-story building is high, the U-2 pilot, insulated in a full pressurized flight suit and astronaut-like helmet, grips the stick and makes a final check on his alignment with the runway. The Lockheed spyplane is in the final seconds of a long, high-altitude recon mission overflying volatile […]

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1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs
1982 - Start of The Police Mustangs

1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 16, 2017 • views: 660

Ford ‘officially’ offered the Special Service Package Mustang to law enforcement agencies from 1983-1993. However, the introduction of the Special Service Package Mustang actually began in 1982. 1982 – California Highway Patrol: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was looking for a vehicle that could meet it’s performance needs. These demands were so serious, that it […]

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Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP
Riding Shotgun With The CHP

Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 15, 2017 • views: 511

Officer Garrett appreciates a fast car-like his CHP Mustang, which is one of the few left in CHP’s fleet. “Don’t let them kill you on some dirty freeway.” This is the last sentence of a 5-paragraph survival creed that I read more than 7 hours ago in the briefing room in the Altadena California Highway […]

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Restoring A Texas DPS (M6-307) 1986 SSP Ford Mustang
Restoring A Texas DPS Mustang

Restoring A Texas DPS (M6-307) 1986 SSP Ford Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 9, 2017 • views: 697

In 2009, this Texas DPS 1986 SSP Ford Mustang was purchased from another SSP Mustang collector. The car needed everything, but it was solid and straight. The car had lived a very rough life. It was sold from the DPS auction, and at some point ended up abandoned at a storage unit only about 2 […]

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1986 Severe Service Package Ford Mustang – CHiPs LX
1986 CHiPs Mustang

1986 Severe Service Package Ford Mustang – CHiPs LX

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 9, 2017 • views: 482

  What would Ponch and Jon think about Phil Sanchez’s ’86 CHP SSP Mustang? For one thing, the Mustang coupe would’ve gotten Ponch and Jon out of the rain–on the rare occasion rain falls in Los Angeles. For another, they would’ve appreciated the performance from the Special Service Package–a 5.0L high-output V-8, five-speed transmission, 3.08:1 […]

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Jorge Trevino’s 1991 SSP Mustang
Jorge Trevino's 1991 SSP Mustang

Jorge Trevino’s 1991 SSP Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 9, 2017 • views: 385

The Mustang SSP was a lightweight police car package based on the Mustang Fox-body and produced by Ford between 1982-1993. The car was meant to provide a speedier option for police departments in lieu of the full-size sedans on the market at the time. The SSP abbreviation means Special Service Package, a special Fox-body trim […]

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NYPD Ford Fusion Police Car views: 127

I’m sure you’re use to seeing patrol cars on this site from the 1980’s – 1990’s, so I thought I would throw you a curve ball. This is the NYPD (New York Police Department) 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. It is not a police package or special service package car. So why does NYPD use them? […]

1993 Nevada Highway Patrol Ramcharger views: 122

This beautiful 1993 Nevada Highway Patrol Ramcharger is owned by ‘MoparMike23’. Mike is well known not only in the MOPAR community, but in the police car restoration community as well (NHPcars.com). Mike first saw the Ramcharger parked in the Nevada Highway Patrol’s storage lot in 2005. It had front end damage from a 1997 collision with […]

Boones Mill Virginia Police Pontiac GTO views: 749

Photos of this phantom black 2004 Pontiac GTO have been posted on line and mistakenly referred to as a Virginia State Police (VSP) car. But a quick look at the officer in the photo above reveals that he’s in a dark blue uniform with a yellow stripe going down the pant legs. Virginia State Troopers […]

Houston Texas Police 2011 Chevy Camaro’s views: 701

  Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. today (November 1, 2011) were joined by Houston Texans player Mario Williams to unveil the Pro Bowl linebacker’s donation of five Chevrolet Camaros to Houston Police’s Traffic Enforcement Division. These new traffic enforcement vehicles will be outfitted to run radar, and have low […]