We have featured some of the best modern day cop cars in this blog but it is also part of our responsibility as police car fans to look into the past. So we compiled a list of some of the best police cars in the past few decades. They might not be as fast nor as good looking as the ones that we have now but they were the best police cars during their prime. Here are the best police cars of old:
1992 Ford Mustang
It is quite simple to document former police cars especially the high profile ones like the Mustangs tagged as Special Service Package. A lot of these cars are well maintained or easily restored just like the ’92 Ford Mustang above. It’s time of chasing the bad guys may have been over but the blue car still looks ready for it.
The Mustang makes use of a 5.0L V8 engine that gives out 225 horsepower linked to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
This exact car was on the auction block and is said to be a former service of the Michigan State Police and described as a special package and high performance car used as pursuit vehicle during its hey days. This particular vehicle though was well handled and was designated for traffic control so it was not not used during wet and winter seasons.
1984 Ford LTD
The 1984 Ford LTD we may say shared an awkward year as the Fox and Panther bodied LTD shared the showrooms during the early 80s. What we have here is the Fox LTD with the police trim. This was later joined by the Panther platform in the for of the Ford LTD Crown Victoria. Looking at it, these were the days when the Mustangs and the Fox variants were inexpensive for the police force.
This particular police car was recently on the collector’s block with the V8 5.0L engine by Mustang and improved suspension adopted from the LTD LX.
1962 Plymouth Belvedere
The Plymout Belvedere above is also on sale online and once served as a service car of the state troopers. It has a generic look for a police cruiser without any identification marks to say what it state in the US it served.
It goes as a black and white police car with excellent chrome highlights. The interior is in pristine condition plus the V8 is still original and V8 strong.