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1954 Buick 8 Special/ Police Car
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No: 5361   Contributor: Howard A. Baldwin   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Buick   Country: United States of America
1954 Buick 8 Special/ Police Car

Shot on October 8, 2012, this 1954 Buick 8 Special, on display in front of the Middleton Mass. Police HQ. I really like the old style emergency blue end red lights. I almost ran off the road when I spotted it and tried to turn around to shoot it.
Picture added on 22 October 2012 at 12:59
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I think it's actually a '53 Buick; the '54 had a wraparound windshield and other spotting differences.

Nice car nonetheless; the Philadelphia fire chief used to have one of this vintage. That said, I think this is a bogus police car, maybe for parades and other special events. The siren and beacon are OK, but the graphics are much too new. Also, 9-1-1 wasn't used as an emergency number in the US till the late 60s and many areas didn't adopt it till the 80s.

Finally, "Car 54" is a nice touch -- probably refers to the satirical TV police show, "Car 54, Where Are You?", which ran on US TV 1961-63. Those funny NYPD cops drove a 1961 Plymouth, perhaps the ugliest monster Chrysler ever built. google "1961 plymouth police car" for an image of a real one in NYPD service.

Added by Michael Feldman on 08 January 2013.
As you wrote, Michael, this is a fantasy car, not a restoration of an actual unit. Real US police cars never used whitewall tires or wheel covers, and the fender mounted Federal red light/siren combo doesn't make sense in combination with a blue beacon ray. Whoever wasted their time on this car could have at least polished out the rust on the bumper.

Added by Jim C on 27 November 2015.
I'd have to think it was commissioned by a local department who wanted a "Vintage Police Car" for parades and had the community college kids do the work.

Added by Blue Lives Matter on 03 July 2017.
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