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    Thread: Cool/uncommon/unusual police car thread!

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      02-24-2012 09:58 AM #51
      Lawrence, Mass has at least one of these undercover.

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      02-24-2012 09:58 AM #52






      South Carolina Highway Patrol E34 540i & M5.



    3. 02-24-2012 10:01 AM #53
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      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.

    8. 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

    11. 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


    14. 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?
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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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      02-24-2012 11:30 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      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...?
      Yes I do drive that truck. It's a Volvo/BM A30C. The haul road goes onto the paved road for 60 meters. You can see the left turn just ahead in the pick. We had permission to do it, but the cop had no idea at this time.

    21. 02-24-2012 11:31 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by surefooted View Post
      Itasca, IL has at least two.



      These cars would be bad ass to drive as cop cars.

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      02-24-2012 11:35 AM #74
      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...
      Awesome...


      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
      I dunno. K-9 has been around since WW2, at least, so most people should know what it means, or be able to, er, sound it out. On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of people out there who don't even know what "canine" means...
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      02-24-2012 11:42 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir UNBANNED_GERBIL M.B. View Post
      Yes I do drive that truck. It's a Volvo/BM A30C. The haul road goes onto the paved road for 60 meters. You can see the left turn just ahead in the pick. We had permission to do it, but the cop had no idea at this time.
      It's the ultimate job for a kid at heart.

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