A 1949 Ford Patrol Car originally owned by the Peabody, Massachusetts Police Department.
The Ford was the police car of choice back at in the late forties and early fifties and was featured in numerous Hollywood films of the period.
It was powered with the same 239cuin 100bhp V8 as the regular showroom Fords: the following year an optional 'Police Package' offered a slightly more powerful Mercury V8.
Dearborn, Michigan about 2002.
Picture added on 04 April 2017 at 16:17