The ISPHF Vintage fleet showcases the progression of ISP livery and technology through the years. Our current model years range from 1951 to 1996, with more on the way!
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The Vintage Fleet is always looking for sponsors to assist in the annual maintenance and repairs required to keep these classics on the road. If you would like to be a sponsor, email Fleet Coordinator James at to learn more!
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ISPHF Vintage Fleet Vehicles
- 1951 ‘Shoebox’ Ford Deluxe Fordor
- 1972 Dodge Polara wagon
- 1977 Dodge Monaco
- 1994 Harley-Davidson FLHTP
- 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor “Cheese Wedge”
- 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor – 75th Anniversary Edition
Our 1951 ‘Shoebox’ Ford Deluxe Fordor is currently the eldest and most beloved member of the Vintage Fleet. It has been with the foundation since its inception in late 2000. Painstakingly restored by an ISP Trooper, sold to the department, and eventually bequeathed to us in honor of our mission to preserve and present the history of the Illinois State Police. The vehicle is powered by a 239 cubic inch flathead V8 producing 100 horsepower, backed by a classic ‘three-on-the-tree’ standard transmission.
Our 1972 Dodge Polara wagon, “Lara the Polara,” represents the former Safety Education division of the ISP. This car would be driven by what we now refer to as the Public Information Officer (PIO) to events to demonstrate the rolls of the ISP in citizens’ everyday lives. Wagons were also used on the tollways and in the enforcement of commercial vehicle law enforcement. This beautifully restored clone was purchased from retired Chicago Police Officer Luke Hartigan out of Dwight, Illinois, who restored the vehicle with the help of Mark Walther and others. The Polara is powered by a 360 cubic inch engine backed by a 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
Our 1977 Dodge Monaco was originally a District 13 car driven by Trooper Carlos Tolbert, who unfortunately succumbed to cancer before the end of his career. Two Chicago police officers, Chris Lindahl and Greg Reynolds, restored the car to its original livery in honor of the late Trooper Tolbert. After being returned to its original glory, the vehicle was sold to us in 2010. The Monaco sports a 400 cubic inch engine backed by a 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
Our 1994 Harley-Davidson FLHTP was graciously donated by the Illinois State Police after being decommissioned after the termination of the previous motor officer project. It is powered by a 1337 cubic centimeter V-twin producing 64.45 horsepower propelling the bike to a top speed of 93.21 MPH.
Our standard livery 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor comes to us from District 16 after a lengthy 210,000 mile tour of duty. In fact, this vehicle has undergone significant repairs so it may be ready for exhibition and road travel. Peerless Disaster Restoration and Recontechs Springfield sponsored the reclamation of the interior from the mold and mildew that had created quite the stronghold. A new decal package was applied in late winter of 2022, perhaps one of the most polarizing appearances ever sported by the ISP: the “Cheese Wedge.” Randy Miller and 1 Stop Auto Shop Chatham are stepping in with a complete brake system overhaul and significant frame repair to remedy the years of snowy and salty highways of northern Illinois. We are still looking for donations to finish up this project, so reach out to James at if you wish to help support the efforts!
Our 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor – 75th Anniversary Edition was one of 22 to be produced in this livery in honor of the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the ISP. While in service, this car was assigned to the PIO of District 11, and was graciously donated by the agency to the ISPHF after its decommissioning. A special thanks goes out to to Randy Miller and 1 Stop Auto Shop Chatham for the complete brake system rebuild during the winter of 2021-2022.
Thank you to Our Sponsors
Platinum ($10,000 and above)
The LRS Foundation
Gold ($5,000 to $9,999)
Silver ($1,000 to $4,999)
1 Stop Auto Shop
The Staab Family
Bronze (up to $999)
CDS Office Technologies
Harbor Freight Tools
O’Reilly Auto Parts