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Old 05-05-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default 1930 Pictures of NYPD Patrol Cars

NYPD on parade in New York City. The patrol cars are 1930 Model "A" Roadsters. If anyone has more of these NYPD photos, please post them.
Note the wind wings. Also the spare tire on the front roadster appears to be a Goodyear.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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sure makes one wish you could go back in time, doesn't it......
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What happened in the 30's for a police car version?.
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:18 AM   #4
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Crime in New York was rampant in the 1920s and 1930s. Murder Incorporated was very busy. The photo on the left is a NYPD 1928 Model A Roadster. The other photo is a NYPD 1929 Model A Roadster.

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Old 05-05-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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I wonder how many hi-compression police heads were on those cars?
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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Love to buy one of those originals with the numbers still on.
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Some more Model A police cars:







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Brad, in the last photo, what is that above the rear view mirror?
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Looks like a police radio.
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Brad, in the last photo, what is that above the rear view mirror?
Could it be a loudspeaker or siren? There is a wire coming out of it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:34 PM   #11
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Its a police radio. Could receive only. then they had to find a police box to phone in. The receiver took up most of the back seat.
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:03 PM   #12
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Yeah, looks like a Motorola speaker (with an added grill) from their first car radio:



...and the set up in the trunk:



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Old 05-05-2019, 11:23 PM   #13
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In the speaker photo I noticed two things. One-they have a manual wiper? Or is that the on/off switch for a electric? And two-there is a button or light on the dash panel right dmack dab in the middle. Not sure sure what it is.

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there is a button or light on the dash panel right smack dab in the middle. Not sure sure what it is.
I would suspect that it is a push button for a siren.
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I would suspect that it is a push button for a siren.
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