I purchased this 1986 SSP Mustang from the State of Utah in December
It has been my daily driver ever since. It's been
many years ago, and had the holes filled where the spotlights were.
was a "slick top" and only had rearview flashers. I guess it was
by the Provo, UT UHP, as I found a Provo "price guide" to trafic
when I was cleaning it out--also found a working stopwatch in it.
It came with the original police style wheels found on 1985-1986 SSP
but at the time I was tired of all the attention I was getting on the
so I replaced them with the wheels that are in the above
pictures. I now regret
that decision and wish I had kept them. It has a full size spare
is the original however. I've been looking for a set of the
original police style wheels, but they are very hard to find (at a
price I can afford that is). In the mean time, I put on a
set of wheels that came on 1986 GT Mustangs from Ford.
The engine is still the original and gets 20+ mpg highway and city and
great, even with over 225,000 miles (as of 6 Aug 2015) on it! I've replaced very few
parts on it, and the ones I do replace,
are normally due to old age. Winter of 2001/2002 the clutch
gave out on me and I had to replace it.
Speaking of winter, this car is an absolute nightmare to drive on slick
I don't know how those police officers would handle the car,
it spins out on practically the near mention of ice.
I replaced the AM only radio that it came with, but as you can see in
pictures, I never put the faceplate back on--it was a major pain (!) to
it in, and never got around to putting the faceplate on, even though it
sits in the trunk. I hooked up CB and HAM radios and two antenas
the trunk when I got it--I suppose that added to the "police" look when
originally got it.
I originally got this car because it was a very cheap 5.0 Mustang and
a Mustang fan. Didn't realize until many years later the
of having an SSP Mustang, and have kept it since because of that fact.
The Utah Highway Patrol
used to have a page describing their history with the SSP Mustangs. An
archive of it is here:
Some great web sites that contain a lot of information about these SSP
Mustangs are at http://www.evooa.org/mssr/mssr.htm
Check them out!
Last updated: 6 August 2015