10. A cop car's mileage doesn't matter much
Because cops spend so much time idling while doing radar/paperwork/thinking about donuts, the car's mileage doesn't really let you know how much wear the car has on it. So that a mechanic can know how long the car's been running, police vehicles have hour meters on them that measure how long the engine has been running, even if it's in park or neutral.
11. In 1971, the AMC Javelin became the first pony car produced for highway patrol duty
Four hundred and one cubic inches of American muscle pushed the men and women of the Alabama Highway Patrol up and down the highway from 1971 to 1979, and every Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger that's suited up for duty since then owes just a little bit of its greatness to the long-defunct American Motors Corporation.
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Aaron Miller is the Cars editor for Thrillist, and can be found on Twitter. He almost bought an ex-highway patrol Mustang once for next to nothing, but walked away from the deal. He still thinks about what could've been, from time to time.