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    Thread: Cool/uncommon/unusual police car thread!

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      '14 TT Competition in Samoa Orange!!!!
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      02-24-2012 09:25 AM #38
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      Fixed

      They crashed it and totaled it the same day that the station got it


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      02-24-2012 09:30 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Pretarion View Post
      I covered that on page 1. It was a YEAR after they got the last of their 4 gallardos, not the same day, and the one crashed was not one of the 2008 cars, but one of the 2004 cars that already had a hundred thousand miles of police duty on it.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      02-24-2012 09:35 AM #47
      You can't beat Michigan for the most LOL-worthy of all police car setups ... their Smokey and the Bandit style gumdrops are just too funny to look at in person.


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      02-24-2012 09:42 AM #48
      I wouldn't say a v6 Mustang is cool per say, but I'm sure it's somewhat uncommon.



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      02-24-2012 09:55 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason@NGP View Post
      I wouldn't say a v6 Mustang is cool per say, but I'm sure it's somewhat uncommon.


      V6 Mustang, the Impala to the right dates it as a bit of an older car. The beauty rings and no caps give it a meaner cop car look. I guess traffic enforcement does not need that powerful of an engine as I recall they had about 140 HP at that time or a big back seat for hauling away criminals so, not really a bad choice at all. Could it of been a seized car or? Interesting post.
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    15. 02-24-2012 09:57 AM #50
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      That passat looks pretty badass
      Which one are you referring to?
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      02-24-2012 09:58 AM #51
      Lawrence, Mass has at least one of these undercover.

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      South Carolina Highway Patrol E34 540i & M5.



    18. 02-24-2012 10:01 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by classicjetta View Post
      A suburb of Columbus has some BMWs
      WTH, I have never seen that. lol

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      02-24-2012 10:07 AM #55

      I see one of these on I-10 to and from work everyday, but I don't think it has the push bar upfront.
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      02-24-2012 10:08 AM #56
      Story is that this is some sort of LEO in DC/MD/VA who can't really disclose it's use.

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      02-24-2012 10:11 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      V6 Mustang, the Impala to the right dates it as a bit of an older car. The beauty rings and no caps give it a meaner cop car look. I guess traffic enforcement does not need that powerful of an engine as I recall they had about 140 HP at that time or a big back seat for hauling away criminals so, not really a bad choice at all. Could it of been a seized car or? Interesting post.
      This picture was taken this past summer from my front porch, so obviously this mustang has been in service for quite a while. I'm pretty sure Baltimore city had a few of these, but I doubt there are too many left at this point. I was just surprised that they were still using a vehicle of its age, let alone a v6 mustang.

    23. 02-24-2012 10:11 AM #58
      Ah..That's cool. It's the least they can do after Hilliard gave them that 10 year 100% tax abatement.

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      02-24-2012 10:13 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      Did we ever establish what these clear plastic spoilers are for?


      A month ago I was sitting at a red light when somebody ran a late yellow, and one of these exploded with interior lights and took off from the left turn lane, siren screaming. Totally stealth--I had no idea they made pursuit mom cars:

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      02-24-2012 10:24 AM #60
      IIRC several years ago there was a badass modified WRX STI that california highway patrol impounded and was using.

      Can't find the picture of it though

    26. 02-24-2012 10:27 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Spray` View Post
      IIRC several years ago there was a badass modified WRX STI that california highway patrol impounded and was using.

      Can't find the picture of it though
      Itasca, IL has at least two.




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      02-24-2012 10:29 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by LethaOne View Post

      Yes, that's a Hayabusa. Oklahoma Highway patrol apparently has a couple they use for patrol.

      I can confirm that these things roam the turnpike between OKC and Tulsa.

      And since we're talking about strange police cars...



      Why in the hell does OHP need a boat like this.. there might be 2% of all of Oklahoma where this would be usable and I'm pretty sure those areas are NOT highways.

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      02-24-2012 10:29 AM #63
      I'm kinda baffled that there doesn't seem to be that much about regulated colors or anything.

      If i'd see a green car with cartoons on it, trying to get me pull over, I'd probably think there's some drug-crazed maniac trying to kill me

      and "Canine" would probably be more explanatory universally than K-9

      "-Hmm, caution K9, wonder what's behind this door.." and boom, there's a german sheperd ripping your face off


    29. 02-24-2012 10:37 AM #65
      I'm sure these will become more common in the coming year, but right now they aren't very common and are definitely cool...AND I get to drive them before police departments do (These were taken with my iPhone)






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      02-24-2012 11:07 AM #66
      What's the deal with the crazy one-offs... vehicle seizures?

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      02-24-2012 11:18 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      What's the deal with the crazy one-offs... vehicle seizures?
      That or donations from the manufacturer.

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      02-24-2012 11:20 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      What's the deal with the crazy one-offs... vehicle seizures?
      Usually. My great-uncle was a Sheriff in Ohio for 40 years. In the early 70s, he seized a 69 442 from a guy hauling weed through his County. He had lights installed in the rear window and grille, and a spotlight put on the A pillar. He drove that thing for years as his patrol vehicle...
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      02-24-2012 11:26 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir UNBANNED_GERBIL M.B. View Post



      Ya that's me getting pulled over
      You drive a rock truck? I assume this isn't your job as you likely wouldn't be hauling crap down the street in an offroad vehicle...?

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      02-24-2012 11:30 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by kindofblue59 View Post
      Did we ever establish what these clear plastic spoilers are for?

      They have messages on them for people to read. I think this practice is, uh, no longer in practice. I saw none of them in Japan when I was there last in 08.
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