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Old 03-28-2012, 09:10 AM
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Some here might be familiar with that urethane coating, especially on cars from Canada and the Northeast states. There would have been a third buck tag saying "ROAD ABRASION" (usually repeated at least once on that tag) and an "RA" code on the other non-DSO buck tag.
As a follow up to the discussion on the coating, there is a 1990 SSP in our VIN Project that served in Canada -

http://www.specialservicemustang.net...info202805.htm


You can see the word "ROAD" and "RA" on the Buck Tags. It it interesting though that the RA option isn't listed on the Marti Report.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:41 PM
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In the vehicle usage page it only shows PSP as having 1992 Mustangs. I know they had them in 1985.
So coming full circle on this one, is it still an open question whether any 85 PA SSPs that were in-service exist?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:29 PM
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Yep. The question is still wide open.

Apparently PSP was using Mustangs in the 80's (as shown above). The question now is if they were using base Mustangs or SSP's.

I now for fact I saw one around 84-85. But now I can't remember if it was a notch or a hatch.

When I moved in to the right lane to let it pass, I think I was to shocked to see a Trooper driving if first, and the fact it was a Mustang second. That and that it had a red light stuck to the front of the dash.
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The one in the pic looks like an '80 or '81 Cobra.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:41 AM
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The one in the pic looks like an '80 or '81 Cobra.
I think you might be correct. The TRX wheels on that car were the priciest wheels in the day and I doubt an agency would have sprang for them. But you never know.
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What was the price difference between a SSP, and a 5.0L coupe or GT in the 80's? If PSP was using Mustangs in the 80's, would their have been a financial benefit in purchasing one over the other?
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ssp's were the cheapest for several reasons:

fleet sales
usually base models with minimum options
tax breaks
multi unit purchasing IE State Bid....
government agencies took bids for the lowest price per unit from multiple car manufacturers.

PA may have used a mustang in the early 80's, but I bet it was for a promotional purpose, or a car donated. My department currently has a mustang in the fleet. A six cylinder car donated by a local car dealer.
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Not sure if anybody still uses this site anymore since Instagram but decided to buy back the vehicle last year and keep it and restore it despite it not being a true SSP. Progress can be seen here if anybody would like to.

@ctj_85fox_88e24 on Instagram
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Not sure if anybody still uses this site anymore since Instagram but decided to buy back the vehicle last year and keep it and restore it despite it not being a true SSP. Progress can be seen here if anybody would like to.

@ctj_85fox_88e24 on Instagram
Nice! Please keep us posted...
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Not sure if anybody still uses this site anymore since Instagram but decided to buy back the vehicle last year and keep it and restore it despite it not being a true SSP. Progress can be seen here if anybody would like to.

@ctj_85fox_88e24 on Instagram
You're referring to one that was used by the PSP?
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