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    Re: Cool Police Car!

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    hmmm... Glendale, CA and Burbank, CA police have a new set they're putting on cars that's even thinner than that... probably in the 1" to 2" range plus about 1/2" for the mounting system.

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    I hate that...the Alabama highway patrol has those little thin ones on top of their cars....gives them an unfair disadvantage....you can't see 'em coming! hehehehe
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    That's why everyone slows down anytime the see a Crown Vic around here.
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Crown Vic, white, blue or black, it's likely *fuzzy* onna inside. 'specially if it's got honkin' big chrome spotlights by the mirrors. Buddy here in sheriff's dep't got a metallic blue Chrysler(!)... he's "management" tho. Guess a gold leaf gets ya a choice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    You know, if technology keeps marching forward, I'm gonna have to start driving the speed limit.
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Takes all-a th' fun outta it, don't it.
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    I was talking to one of the officers that had the ultra thin light bars. It was his opinion that the bigger ones were better, *because* they were easier to see. He felt the super thin bars put them at a disadvantage in normal traffic with lights off.
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Well, I'm glad we have them at a disadvantage!
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    I always wanted to buy a used Crown Vic (or earlier,a
    Mustang GT).Leave it in the Black &amp; White paint scheme.
    They paint them all now.
    It'd be fun watching all of the other traffic pull over for you!

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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    heh... they may repaint them all, but I still see a lot of them with spotties on 'em... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    I know its not British but it is related to this thread. I also know many of you suffer from appreciating Italian Autos (as do I) as well. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

    Lamborghini donated a Gallardo to one of the Italian State Police departments. However, its not the first exotic auto to be donated to the Italian Police. That honor goes to a Ferrari 350GTE in 1962. These cars were/are in service, though assigned to special duty (not just PR but that is part of it). Here is a link. Enjoy.

    https://www.italiaspeed.com/2004/car..._gallardo.html

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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Just Ferrari's..&amp; Lamborghinni's...&amp; Maseratti's....&amp; Alfa's....and...
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    gotta love those fine italian engineers and stylists!
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

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    Just Ferrari's..&amp; Lamborghinni's...&amp; Maseratti's....&amp; Alfa's....and...

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    lions and bears! OH MY!
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Well.....................?
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    I missed the question somewhere.
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    I think the thread started out with a cool Italian sportscar used as a police vehicle in the UK
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    mmmm... no?... it started with a cool British Sports car dressed up as a UK police car... the Lotus Esprit, no?
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

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    mmmm... no?... it started with a cool British Sports car dressed up as a UK police car... the Lotus Esprit, no?

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    British built, but with an Italian designer- Giorgio Giugiaro of Ital Design... it can get confusing at times, all this cross-fertilization.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]


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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Hmmm, how bout a porche and a viper (and a few more here)
    https://www.autoheadline.com/2005/12...c-police-cars/
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    Re: Cool Police Car!

    Well, its all about auto art!
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