Recent Articles #1

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: 209

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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Recent Articles #2

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: 291

  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: 904

  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: 356

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: 891

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: 534

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: 790

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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El Dorado County Sheriff Jeep’s views: 18

The Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route, part road and part 4×4 trail, located in the Sierra Nevada of the western United States, due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles east of Sacramento. The Rubicon Trail is legendary with off-road enthusiasts, and Jeep even named one of their models after it. Thousands of […]

Kansas Highway Patrol 1992 SSP Mustang views: 265

Being a SSP Mustang enthusiast that grew up in Kansas City, Aaron has always wanted a Kansas Highway Patrol SSP Mustang. He finally got that chance when a former Kansas Highway Patrol 1992 SSP Mustang showed up for sale. Aaron purchased the car and quickly began disassembling it for restoration. Having access to a lift […]

FHP Unmarked SSP Mustang views: 250

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: 359

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? […]