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Old 12-15-2016, 03:29 PM
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I broke with tradition & have been lurking here quite a while, never having posted. I guess it's better to keep your mouth shut until you know what you're talking about, right?

I've been into antique/collector cars for decades, and only recently got into LE vehicles. However, I've been driving them for years in my career. Currently I have two former patrol units ('96 Bronco & '91 Caprice 9c1), as well as other antique cars & a few daily drivers, and might add to that number as finances & space become available. Wife jokes about how we need a barn with a little apartment above, instead of a house, but so far I can't convince her that this would actually be a good idea! lol!

I'm very focused on originality & history with all my cars, and I'd personally never build/restore a car to anything other than original condition (with obvious exceptions, such as tires and similar items... although 100% original would be awesome!). I don't like "clones" or "homage cars", preferring the real deal. You'll never find aftermarket rims, tint, or yellow sparkplug wires on my cars. And I do like to drive & enjoy them.

SSPs really interest me, and I think they're great cars from the standpoint of collecting and enjoying. I'm not a "flipper", but rather a late arrival to the party. My agency built ONE SSP, so that will never be available, but I do admire a lot of different state versions and (of course) have a few favorites that I keep an eye on. Someday when the planets all align and the clouds part, I'll be in the right place at the right time, and I'll add to my fleet. Until then, I'll be parked on the other side of the events from you Mustang guys, but you're welcome to come say "hello". I'm looking forward to meeting people and talking cars!
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Old 12-15-2016, 05:06 PM
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Great post. Welcome to the site (at least the posting side of it).
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:51 PM
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Welcome !!
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And just like that.....there were only 4.

1984 Oregon SP unmarked
1986 Idaho SP
1989 Michigan SP unit 1130
1993 FHP unit 1363
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:09 PM
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welcome aboard...if you're ever successful selling the wife on that barn idea, let me know what worked for you.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:12 AM
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welcome I'm in chicago also
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:51 AM
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Welcome to the site!
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:29 AM
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Welcome to the site!!
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:26 AM
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Welcome to the site. Feel free to post up car pics - they don't have to be SSP photos.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:12 PM
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Welcome to the site. We're glad to have you.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:27 PM
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Welcome aboard. You now have a chance to get at least a 1/18 version of that one SSP - from GMP limited to 750 pieces so don't wait too long.

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