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Frisco Texas SSP Mustang
Frisco Texas SSP Mustang

Frisco Texas SSP Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 8, 2017 • views: 419

The Frisco Police Department (FPD) was established in 1965 to service what, at the time, was a very small farming community. Since that time, the city and its Police Department has grown tremendously. Their patrol cars have went through many changes during that time as well. One of FPD’s most unique patrol cars was a […]

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The 1985 Pennsylvania State Police Mustang
1985 Pennsylvania State Police Mustang

The 1985 Pennsylvania State Police Mustang

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 8, 2017 • views: 169

  (PSP 1985 SSP Mustang owned by Fred Johnson) The Investigation: In 2011, I made contact with a SSP Mustang enthusiast that owns the 1985 Mustang shown above. The vehicle is claimed to be a 1985 SSP Mustang owned by the Pennsylvania State Police, and the owner claims to have a file of information he […]

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Utah Highway Patrol – The Mustang Years
Utah Highway Patrol - The Mustang Years

Utah Highway Patrol – The Mustang Years

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 8, 2017 • views: 95

In July 1985, the Patrol added 25 Ford Mustangs to the fleet. The 302 cubic-inch V8, four-barrel, high performance engine produced 210 horsepower. Coupled with a five speed manual transmission, the Mustang could go from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and had a top speed of 135 mph. While administration was impressed by […]

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1993 Ford Mustang LX SSP – The Full Mountie – 93 SSP LX
RCMP SSP Mustang

1993 Ford Mustang LX SSP – The Full Mountie – 93 SSP LX

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 8, 2017 • views: 135

  Stripped Of Official Bureaucracy, This SSP LX Finally Lets Loose Many of you know that, from 1982 through 1993, Ford manufactured a 5.0 notchback mainly for police or other “official” use, known as the Special Service Package. Some of you no doubt will have gained said knowledge firsthand-the hard way. This unique aspect of […]

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Kentucky State Police 1985 SSP Ford Mustang Restoration
Kentucky State Police 1985 SSP Mustang

Kentucky State Police 1985 SSP Ford Mustang Restoration

Filed in Ford Mustang by on May 8, 2017 • views: 136

  As a Mustang enthusiast, Tip Smith saw this Kentucky State Police Mustang patrolling the roads when he was younger, and was even stopped by it once in his Mustang GT. As he got older, he just had to have it. He finally located the car in 2000, and set out to do a complete […]

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Georgia State Patrol Ford Bronco II
Georgia State Patrol Ford Bronco II

Georgia State Patrol Ford Bronco II

Filed in Ford Bronco by on May 7, 2017 • views: 134

This photo of a Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Ford Bronco II surfaced in an internet search, and the quest to find more information has been slow. In December 2013 Bobby Edwards (kapracing) got information on every GSP bought between 1983 and 1991. Knowing U14 was a VIN code for the Bronco II, Bobby was able […]

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Texas Highway Patrol 2013 Dodge Challenger
Texas Highway Patrol Dodge Challenger

Texas Highway Patrol 2013 Dodge Challenger

Filed in Dodge Challenger by on May 7, 2017 • views: 384

The Texas Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) now has the baddest cruiser in its fleet since the days of the SSP Ford Mustangs. It’s unlikely that you’ll see this car chasing anyone down the highway though. The car was donated by Buffalo Bills football player Mario Williams, and is said to be used for […]

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USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 323

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 […]

1982 – The Start of The Police Mustangs views: 392

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 […]

Hot Pursuit – Riding Shotgun With The CHP views: 239

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 […]

Boones Mill Virginia Police Pontiac GTO views: 433

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 […]