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Old 12-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there forum,

This is my first post. I thank you for all the information I have gathered from this website. I have a question for you experts.

I recently purchased a 1964.5 mustang to help out a friend who was in need of cash. The pink slip reads "prior police" ... Is this something that is common?. I am only 30 years old and have never seen this body style mustang on the road as a police vehicle. Is there anything special about this car I should know about?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never seen that one. Contact Marti and get one of his reports. Just Google "Marti Report" and you will find him. B
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also I researched prior police 1964.5 mustang and could not find anything let alone a photo of one. It is California black plate also.
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Yep get Marti. If low vin number it may be quite valuable.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Marti report on a 1964.5 ?

https://www.martiauto.com/reports2.cfm

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh dang thats right cant get a marti. That sucks. Ford destroyed data before 67 ()
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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According the vin number it was originally a straight 6, but now has a 289 v8. Is this something that police vehicles converted to?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Are you talking about the State's pink registration form? If so, why not ask them?

It could mean the vehicle was forfeited by its owner as part of a drug or drunk driving conviction.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It could have been an undercover vehicle used for survalence of those hippy-commie
radicals of the mid-sixties.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I highly doubt it was used as a police car. Undercover, possibly. I think it's likely the car was seized or recovered and auctioned. Check with your DMV.
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I don't know what state the title is from, but I believe what that means is the vehicle was once titled to a police department, for what ever reason it may have been. I have been a cop for 31 years, and as far as the value is concerned, in most instances having been used by a police agency is not usually a desirable trait. Maybe Some people may look at it as a novelty. You can probably do a title history, usually for a fee, and trace it back to the department which owned it. However you may have to contact several different states as many times the titles are transferred from state to state. That is if you want to know what they used it for. I doubt it was used as a squad car, however I do remember sometime in the late 1970's getting pulled over by a small town Officer who was driving an old Mustang coupe.

My guess would be it was probably confiscated for having been used in some type of illegal activity, titled to the Department, and then sold. The purpose of the title being marked as "prior Police" is to notify the public in a way similar to titles marked as "rebuilt", "flood damaged", "salvage", etc.

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I don't know what state the title is from, but I believe what that means is the vehicle was once titled to a police department, for what ever reason it may have been. I have been a cop for 31 years, and as far as the value is concerned, in most instances having been used by a police agency is not usually a desirable trait. Maybe Some people may look at it as a novelty. You can probably do a title history, usually for a fee, and trace it back to the department which owned it. However you may have to contact several different states as many times the titles are transferred from state to state. That is if you want to know what they used it for. I doubt it was used as a squad car, however I do remember sometime in the late 1970's getting pulled over by a small town Officer who was driving an old Mustang coupe.

My guess would be it was probably confiscated for having been used in some type of illegal activity, titled to the Department, and then sold. The purpose of the title being marked as "prior Police" is to notify the public in a way similar to titles marked as "rebuilt", "flood damaged", "salvage", etc.

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Tim is correct. The title has been "Branded". It was probably a stolen & recovery or was impounded and went through a police auction sometime early in it's life.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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no Marty reports exist for 64.5-66 mustangs. 1967 is the 1st year for Marty reports.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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From California DMV web site on branded titles:

"Original Police or Prior Police-Vehicles formerly used by law enforcement and which usually have high mileage."
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I'd restore it, put a LED low-profile light bar and a knarly-looking push pumper on it and show it! It will get a lot of attention.
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