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NY - New York City Police

Uploaded: July 13, 2002
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  • Tater (Private)
    12 years 6 months ago
    I've got a copy of the newspaper article somewhere from when they made the switch. The city claimed it would save them from $600 to $800 per car to get them in all white instead of their custom color blue.
  • Todd (Private)
    12 years 6 months ago
    I remember reading sometime in the 90's that the NYPD said it would be cheaper for them to have all white cars instead of the blue and white scheme and that's why they switched. Maybe someone can back me up on this.
  • MIKE (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    Trooper52's analogy is correct.96 was the last year for the blue and white scheme.97 was white with blue lettering but only on Ford Crown Victoria's which was the only police interceptors which was purchased since Chevrolet abandoned the rear wheel drive platform after 96 .a few yrs later the city had a handful of Chevy Lumina's which was front wheel drive v-6 cars.2000 NYPD had the front wheel drive Impalas along with the Ford Crown Victoria's and some scattered blue/white Caprice's remained or some were repainted to the White/Blue scheme
  • Trooper52 (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    I think the reason they stopped using the blue cars with white lettering is that they were no longer able to purchase cars in that color.
  • Trooper52 (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    They phased them out in the late 90's. I believe 96 was the last year for this paint scheme. There may be a few left in their fleet.
  • William (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    i also forgot to ask, do they still use white and blues or they phasing them out to all white?
  • William (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    I was curious, does the NYPD have the cars painted at the factory (new cars) or they painted locally? Theres a couple towns here that order basic whites then add there paint scheme on with there fleet maint. Just wondered if that happend there.
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    As far as I'm aware, the NYPD cars were delivered from the factory in the two tone blue/white paint scheme. Here is a link to a picture from my album show a lot full of new 1991 Caprices and Blazers as they were delivered from Chevrolet.


    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • Tater (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    It's not an experimental lightbar. It's a former NYC Transit police car repainted after their merger into the NYPD in around 1994. Same thing happened with the housing police. When housing was merged into the NYPD with the transit cops, their police cars were repainted in the blue/white paint scheme and marked with NYPD graphics. They kept the old lightbars on them and did not install the Federal Vision bars.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 7 months ago
    interesting to see that this car doesn't have a vector lightbar. This was probably an experimental one for the NYPD.