Another minor quibble would be that at least a plurality of the SSP Mustangs were Automatics. It's probably pretty close to a 50/50 split in 1990, that leaned more and more towards automatics towards the end of the run. Simply because it's a bit of a juggling act to drive a stick while running the sirens and operating the radio(s).
Obviously Revell did the 5 speed for the simple reason that other versions of this kit (and for a stock LX) nobody wants an automatic in a Mustang!
I never saw an automatic in all the years the CHP had Mustangs ('82 until the last were run-out in about 1995). Yes, running a pursuit-what those things were originally bought for-required 3 hands for steering, shifting, radioing. I used to wrap the microphone around the rear view mirror so I wouldn't have to reach for it. The Jurassic age suspension also made things dicey in curves-especially fast, sweeping, uneven (expansion strips) freeway surfaces. Get the rear end bouncing in a curve and it just kept wanting to bring that end around.
The spotlamps on the front were always black except where paint wore off, underneath was an aged brass color. I can't tell by the box photos but if you do a slick top you'll need either a light stick in the rear window OR 3 hemispherical lamps for the deck lights. I looks like aftermarket/spares box for sure. The seats look good but I wonder if you can source a Kool Cushion about like this:
Having a 30" inseam I always needed a bit of a boost forward.
Do you guys see anything like these in the sprues? I didn't. The first one was from a Mustang.
CHP radio before 1992
CHP radio after 1992 (I know the title says 1987 but I never saw one in the field until 1992)
RE: nobody wanting an automatic-I'm hoping to buy a new one soon but I have a wife who cannot drive a stick. And I don't want to end 32 years together in a effort to teach her. So, its got to be a slush box.
Edited by The Junkman, 14 April 2013 - 10:40 AM.