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Although not the fastest or coolest on the list, Mother has a '04 P71 code Crown Vic. It is a real fun little car to drive. 

The little v8 really screams and at speed, the stiff suspension handles the curves like running on rails. 

It is the only car we have ever owned in our married life and was thinking of trading up to a Charger with the "highway pursuit" package but probably better not?

 

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2019 Charger Pursuit... AWD, 5.7 hemi, 5spd auto... scary fast . 

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Fil had a 58 ford police Interceptor,  as did years later buddies older brother. Only police ish type car I was around was the buddies brothers. 

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coming from a 30+ yr law enforcement officer - with all things considered from safety, reliability, speed, handling, predictability, comfort, hands down he says over and over and over again the crown vic, he is a die hard chevy guy and has never owned a ford EVER but for a police car he stands by the Crown Vic. 

theyve had impalas, taurus, explorers, tahoes, caprice, chargers, mustangs, and various undercover vehicles, he currently drives a dodge 

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1 hour ago, searcyfarms said:

coming from a 30+ yr law enforcement officer - with all things considered from safety, reliability, speed, handling, predictability, comfort, hands down he says over and over and over again the crown vic, he is a die hard chevy guy and has never owned a ford EVER but for a police car he stands by the Crown Vic. 

theyve had impalas, taurus, explorers, tahoes, caprice, chargers, mustangs, and various undercover vehicles, he currently drives a dodge 

I could go with that until they went to 4.6 modulars...... 

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No Monaco & no Lark? Must not have been much to write home about. Didn't know anyone used a GN or GNX. No T-Type either. ;vD Great video!

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Blues bros car = classic

Starsky and Hutch =Ford Torino 

1 Adam 12 =68 Plymouth/dodge 

Highway Patrol =shoebox Ford 

San Francisco beat  =shoe box Ford 

Andy Griffith =60s galaxies 

Miami vice =Ferrari?

 

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My second or third car maybe fourth was a retired ‘65 savoy, 383, three speed column shift, what was funny was it was a 2 door post.

 I remember the highway patrol up here in the late 60s were driving 4 door biscaynes with rats in them.

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My favorite cop car is the ones that aren't behind me. I drive the tallest and longest Ford Transit, you would not believe how many times I have been tailgated by police cruisers hiding themselves from on coming traffic. Its fricken nerve racking let me tell you. 

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6 minutes ago, JaredT said:

My favorite cop car is the ones that aren't behind me. I drive the tallest and longest Ford Transit, you would not believe how many times I have been tailgated by police cruisers hiding themselves from on coming traffic. Its fricken nerve racking let me tell you. 

That’s funny.

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2 hours ago, JaredT said:

My favorite cop car is the ones that aren't behind me. I drive the tallest and longest Ford Transit, you would not believe how many times I have been tailgated by police cruisers hiding themselves from on coming traffic. Its fricken nerve racking let me tell you. 

That happens to me with the lot truck. They love to hang out behind me hidden from oncoming traffic.

A friend of mine used to buy old cop cars on auctions and drive them. He bought a black and white caprice from out in Oregon. I have never seen a car burn tires like that one. He still has it but the trans is out, wonder why.

Funny story about that car, he flew out to Oregon to get it and planned on driving it back. This car still had the bumper on the front and the cage between the front and rear seats, it really still looked like a cop car. He got into South Dakota and was stopped by the highway patrol. His old cop car looked just like the ones that they were still using so after showing the paperwork the officer said follow me and they took off down the road. They were doing over 100mph across South dakota. The officer must have been talking to other officers because after so many miles another one would come in from behind and then pass and the other officer would exit on the next off ramp. For some reason they didn't want him in South Dakota with that car because they got him across it fast.

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6 minutes ago, TractormanMike.mb said:

That happens to me with the lot truck. They love to hang out behind me hidden from oncoming traffic.

A friend of mine used to buy old cop cars on auctions and drive them. He bought a black and white caprice from out in Oregon. I have never seen a car burn tires like that one. He still has it but the trans is out, wonder why.

Funny story about that car, he flew out to Oregon to get it and planned on driving it back. This car still had the bumper on the front and the cage between the front and rear seats, it really still looked like a cop car. He got into South Dakota and was stopped by the highway patrol. His old cop car looked just like the ones that they were still using so after showing the paperwork the officer said follow me and they took off down the road. They were doing over 100mph across South dakota. The officer must have been talking to other officers because after so many miles another one would come in from behind and then pass and the other officer would exit on the next off ramp. For some reason they didn't want him in South Dakota with that car because they got him across it fast.

Great story, nothing like a police escort to get the blood flowing, I remember a couple of cover ups at the cities next door driving a fire truck the cops would pick us up at the border and one in front one in back code 3 to the fire site, life was interesting.

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Them sq caprices are just so tough.

The movie Striking Distance with Bruce Willis has a crazy car chase with a ton of them just doing awesome stuff 

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The best cop car I ever drove was a 1987 Chevy Caprice Classic, 350 CI, with the 9C1 police package which included high effort steering.

It would go into overdrive at 132 mph, radar verified.

That was the max speed but it would set there all day on the flat.

What a car? It only required oil changes and new speed rated Good Year Eagles now and then.

The Eagles cost the County $40/tire from the federal bid process.

I was in a county that was 1,500 square miles in it.

We would put on hundreds of miles a night and never leave the county.

Many times as hard as it would run.

I miss that car?

 

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22 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Although not the fastest or coolest on the list, Mother has a '04 P71 code Crown Vic. It is a real fun little car to drive. 

The little v8 really screams and at speed, the stiff suspension handles the curves like running on rails. 

It is the only car we have ever owned in our married life and was thinking of trading up to a Charger with the "highway pursuit" package but probably better not?

 

 

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I bought the oldest daughter a Dodge Charger police model, off an auction, man  will it get with it. Funny thing is it won't let the tires break loose,some kind of monitoring system i guess. I have driven it several times down the back roads it's funny to watch the on coming traffic hit their brakes, when they see it coming, you can watch their rear ends raise up when they stomp on the brakes.

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18 hours ago, Dasnake said:

My second or third car maybe fourth was a retired ‘65 savoy, 383, three speed column shift, what was funny was it was a 2 door post.

 I remember the highway patrol up here in the late 60s were driving 4 door biscaynes with rats in them.

When I was a kid the town police car was a 1965 Bel Air. Probably had a 6 cylinder or 283 with a 3 on the tree. Wouldn't take much back then to leave that car behind. One guy (the story goes) snuck up on the city cop while he was sleeping and unscrewed his radio antennas, then got in his own car (69 Road Runner) and started raising he!!. Cop couldn't catch him and radios didn't work either! 

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23 hours ago, Dasnake said:

Blues bros car = classic

Starsky and Hutch =Ford Torino 

1 Adam 12 =68 Plymouth/dodge 

Highway Patrol =shoebox Ford 

San Francisco beat  =shoe box Ford 

Andy Griffith =60s galaxies 

Miami vice =Ferrari?

 

Blues Brothers has the best chase scene ever. 

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1968, certified to go 140 MPH, California Highway Patrol, Dodge Monaco, powered by a 375 HP Mopar 440. Commonly still recognized as the best Cop Car ever produced.

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