Nevada Highway Patrol Mustang on block at Barrett-Jackson

For the first time an SSP Mustang will cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas, NV. The 1992 Ford Mustang SSP Nevada Highway Patrol Car (Lot 12.3) is due to roll across the block next Thursday, September 20th.

The more colorful example of a Mustang cop car, this example has been restored back to service condition complete with emergency equipment, radios, lighting and markings. Painted in crystal blue with correct Nevada Highway Patrol graphics, this car’s appearance at the Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson event is fitting.

This car was in service with the Nevada Highway Patrol for many years. It was retired and used as a pool vehicle for the Navada Department of the Military where it remained until 2012. Thus this car has never been owned by private hands until this year.

The Special Service Package (SSP)Mustangs were based on the ever popular Fox Mustang, powered by the legendary 5.0 Liter V8. For 1992 the engine was rated at a mild by today’s standards 205 horsepower.

The SSP came with upgraded cooling and electrical systems, upgraded suspension, reinforced floor pans, certified speedometer and a relocated trunk release. They were available with both a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic, but most were manual equipped as is this example.

The SSP Mustangs have enjoyed a strong niche following in the past decade since their retirement from police and patrol fleets. Many have been restored and the tight knit group of enthusiasts who own and show them show up to major shows like the Mustang Anniversaries in good numbers.

This car is scheduled for the opening day at Barrett-Jackson so it is expected to get moderate pricing. We will be covering the event and bringing daily updates, sales prices and catalog highlights all week long. See our full Ford and Mustang sale list here.

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