Here’s a collection of photos of nostalgic Japanese police cars strung together by an amateur, unidirectional Ken Burns. Some are equipped with high-power engine options and transmission pairings not available on civilian versions of the same model.
Sadly, Japanese patrol cars that have outlived their usefulness are scrapped when decommissioned, not auctioned off to the public like in the US. You can safely bet that only a few of these have survived, with the remaining examples locked away in museums (Nissan’s Zama collection has a genuine S30 Fairlady Z patrol car, for example). What we wouldn’t give for a kujira Crown black-and-white, an unmarked RX-4, or even that ’73 Mustang! Watch the video after the jump.
The zoom drove me nuts. Next car i get is receiving the Japanese police car paint job!
And police vans seem to be destined for Gaisensha duty.
I used to have a cop car! 1988 Plymouth Grand Fury with a modified 318, the thing was FAST! Still had the flashing headlights, dual spotlights, and push bars. Not as cool as a Toyota Crown though!
Want to know more! Like what sort of chassis/engine combinations? So cool, only much of the sameness here in Aus. Falcon or Commodore?
Some do sneak out. There is a ex patrol Nissan Silvia driving around Indiana…..
A few years ago at Road Atlanta I saw a 64/65 Nissan Silvia that used to be a police car in Japan. It was in fair shape, but was super to see and see driving. I think that it came ffrom upper mid-west area around Michigan.
That is the one I was talking about. The owner lives in Indiana