South Carolina Highway Patrol Unveils New Ford Mustang Patrol Cars
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled new Ford Mustang patrol cars.
In a Youtube video posted over the weekend by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, viewers are warned that “the Mustangs are coming.” ABC 4’s Trooper Bob posted a still from the video on his Twitter page:
The South Carolina Highway Patrol revealed their new Ford Mustangs.— Trooper Bob (@TrooperBob_SC) April 22, 2023
There’s no denying the new cars are sharp. One Twitter commenter said he “couldn’t wait to get pulled over by one.”
Seeing the new version got me going down a rabbit hole of old South Carolina Highway Patrol Mustangs. Remember the ones from the 80s and 90s?
Chris Allen and I are both Palmetto State natives, and we can verify that the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s “fox body” Mustangs were the most feared vehicles on the road back in the day. Russ Hatcher has a beautiful example of one in this Pinterest pin:
They were even more fearsome when they were unmarked. We found this one from 1988 on the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame page on Facebook: