Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 32 Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4780 times:
Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 7): I read once that NOrth Carolina state police had a BMW M5 as a cop car, and that was a gift from BMW group to NC state, when they opened a factory there.
Dunno if it´s true, does anybody knows?
I know that GA got a BMW 5 when the olympics was in town back in '96
Also for a good copcar site check out www.copcar.com. Very informitive with alot of old stuffs as well as new.
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
Quoting Andz (Reply 16): I guess every car in town has that bullbar on the front. Unmarked, what a joke
Unmarked, yes. Undercover, no. It has normal license plates and no police markings, so from a distance it doesn't stand out as a police vehicle. If you look inside, it probably has the same interior of a normal squad, but just less noticeable from the outside.
FMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4733 times:
The moment I saw this topic I thought "somebody has got to post a Brazilian cop car here". Seems like you did right from the start!
Though your last pic (what seems to be of a "Federal Highways" Police Fusca (or Beetle)), is very illustrative of Brazilian cop cars, its a bit old right?
Do the PRF still drive around in those?
Here at the office I can't look for it right now, but you guys should see the level of our police cars here.......in Rio, the ones that are not falling apart from bad use/maintenance, are full of bullet holes....looks nice...
BDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 15 Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
Believe it or not guys, until about 15 years ago all "Police cars" in Belfast looked like this, and yes they were all painted this dull grey colour. Based on the land Rover Defender but heavily modifed with bullet & blast proof windows, and inches or armoured plating all round. CCTV cameras on the roof, steel grills over the windows and all sorts of hi-tech scanning and monitoring equipment inside. To get a photograph of a "real" one with such detail is a rarity, because you were not allowed to photgraph them and the only shots taken were "in the heat of the moment" as it were and as a result, not very good quality at all. These images are from the official police website.
These days of course, things are very different indeed and although there are still a few police Land Rovers, you're more likely to see one of these.
[Edited 2006-01-19 20:00:50]
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ehehe, no man, it was to ilustrate different cop cars, like a corvette, wich is not the usual thing.
PRF have some new cars, but you know how Brasil is, so, some new, some really old.
Here in SP we have Chevy Blazers, Vectras, Santanas, some good cars I guess.