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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: 252

  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: 244

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: 659

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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The West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona’s
West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona

The West Virginia State Police Dodge Daytona’s

Filed in Dodge Daytona by on May 7, 2017 • views: 397

In 1987, Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth was looking for a replacement for the Dodge Diplomat and Plymouth Gran Fury which were scheduled to be discontinued in 1989. The 1980’s saw the introduction of the police Ford Mustang, and Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth no doubt saw a potential opportunity. They sold the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) two 1987 Dodge Dayton’s (powered […]

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The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi
The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi

The Colorado State Patrol Subaru STi

Filed in Subaru by on May 7, 2017 • views: 569

You’ve probably seen this photo online and thought how cool it is that the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) uses Subaru’s for patrol duty. The fact is, there’s no evidence to show that they ever actually used these cars on patrol. The story is that the car actually belonged to someone in CSP’s photo department. The […]

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Connecticut State Police Mazda MX-6

Connecticut State Police Mazda MX-6

Filed in Mazda by on May 7, 2017 • views: 536

Connecticut is serious about enforcing their speed limits. In addition to the traditional full size Ford police cars, they’ve also used unmarked Ford Mustangs and even a Buick Grand National.  These cars could be difficult to handle on wet and snow covered roads, so it led Connecticut to search for a new high performance car […]

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Winthrop (Washington) Marshall 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Winthrop Marshall Trans Am

Winthrop (Washington) Marshall 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

Filed in Pontiac Trans Am by on May 7, 2017 • views: 287

  The 1977 Pontiac Trans Am was brought to Winthrop Washington in 2005 by former Winthrop Marshall Chris Matson as a loan from the Tonasket Police Department. The car was donated by Tonasket citizens and completely restored by local businesses. For ten years, it was used by the D.A.R.E. Program for outreach events related to […]

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FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang 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 […]

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 […]

USAF SSP Mustang – Dragon Chaser views: 669

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 […]