Rare Minnesota State Patrol SSP Fox Body Pops Up for Sale

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Only 20 Mustangs were ordered by the State of Minnesota, and even fewer are left.

We all know that they lurk the highways in various downs and districts. It’s the undercover squad car. They sit, and wait, and make sure your unsafe forward progress is brought down to a more reasonable level. As much as these cars bring a sinking feeling with knowing you’ve been nabbed, they also bring about intrigue after they have been retired from service. One such vehicle is this Minnesota State Patrol SSP Mustang. SSP, meaning Special Service Package, was offered by Ford from 1982 through 1993. According to the seller, this 1989 example is one of just 20 MSP cars, and one of only four known to still exist.

Outfitted with Ford’s 5.0, this Mustang is no slouch. And when it comes to outrunning the law, nothing can beat a radio. Part of Ford’s outfitting of SSP Mustangs included a GE Ranger radio, as well as a GE CB radio. To catch the bad guys, Uniden Bearcat radar was employed, and to make the stop, a Federal Signal PA300 siren was used with Wig Wag lights. Yes, all the equipment still works.

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Completely un-restored apart from a paint job in 1997, this model not only stands as a great special-edition Mustang, but a great LX Fox Body in general. VIN tags and “police” inscription on the underside of the car are still present, along with a generous amount of history on this specific Mustang.

Priced at $17,900, it is sure to find the right buyer sooner or later, be it a Mustang collector, or a collector of the neat and unusual.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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