Comedian Jay Leno is changing gears from driving fast cars to checking out some of the police cruisers that regularly chase down and dish out punishment to those fast cars. In this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, we get the lowdown on the modifications made to the Ford Explorer for the Interceptor package (which looks pretty tough in its California Highway Patrol livery).

The new Ford is cool, but cooler still are the pack of classic CHP cars that Jay has along for the episode. A 1982 Mustang, 1966 Dodge Polara, 1970 Mercury Monterey and 2000 Crown Victoria are all in the shop. Better still, Jay lays out an argument for ones of the classic cruisers as the best cop car of all time. Get your guesses in now, and then scroll down to watch and learn.






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      edselfanboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Calif. I was in the insurance business from 1968 until 2006. Lots of times a client would buy a toy that required towing and owned only compact cars. I suggested that the CHP auction of retired cars was a cheap place to meet their needs. Many of these clients would use these cars for another 10 years of limited use for almost no cost. These cars were all ordered by the CHP with heavy duty everything and made perfect tow vehicles.
      1STH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Leno: GO AWAY.
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      back to consumer cars please Jay
      LoneWolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aw man, no 9C1 LT1 Caprice?
      Gordon Chen
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Half lives" Half life 3 confirmed
      NMeng
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay should snag a New Mexico State Police car. That scheme looks great on a crown vic.
      OmutaFullas
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone disappointed they didn't show CHP motorcycles as well for Jay? Would've been interesting to hear Jay's notes on them.
      peter
      • 7 Months Ago
      drivers i went past a highway patrol in australia i was over so i stop say officer will i get a ticket he said maybe not it was 1st car in front of me camera flashed he said ill show you how how camera works opened boot showed me computers electronics ,,kook police officer,,
      jdc
      • 1 Year Ago
      WTH do they need to be "hard to see"? Cause the CHP say its not their mission to "stop speeders". But why else have an unmarked car except for to sneak up on speeders? If you drove a freaking Prius with CHP colors down the middle of the freeway at 65 MPH -- No One Would Pass. Awesome speed control.
      mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay forgot the Taurus. But a decent show nonetheless .
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