Friday, March 15, 2013

DT COW: Commenter of the Week: Cops & Masers

This morning's featured Maserati Quattroporte isn't for the faint of heart and nothing underscores this point better than the story from a commenter about a free 4Porte that was rejected!
Back in the day, when I was a big east coast city cop, the narcotics squad confiscated one of these in a raid. It was parked in the headquarters garage for a short time when the police commissioner took notice of it and decided that it would make a great ride for him; after all he WAS the police commissioner. When they took it to a local Italian car shop for some "minor" work, the bill was $3800! The boss went back to his plain-Jane Ford Crown Vic. I spent 31 years on that job, loved every minute!
  
Click thru the jump to see the winner...
photo credit madwhips.com


Congrats to DT commenter David, who apparently has spent some time behind the wheel of a cop car or two.  His prize is the above photo of a 5th generation Maserati 4Porte outfitted for police duty in what looks like Ontario Canada.  Very observant readers will notice that this is the 2nd COW award in a row for David!! Can he make it a hat trick?

photo credit karakullake.blogspot.com
We can only hope the drug dealer's Maserati ended up as a 24 Hours of LeMons racer...as all 4-door Italian luxury cars should.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kudos and the photo! I once received only a warning from the Ontario Provincial Police for going a bit too fast on the Queen Elizabeth Boulevard in my beloved '64 TR4.
    I actually did not spend much time in a patrol car. I was a motor cop and started out on a '65 Harley police bike that leaked more oil than the BP Gulf rig. After having an accident involving me and a Naval Academy bus full of midshipmen, the boss transferred me to the horse mounted unit and I spent my evenings wondering what that crazy horse would do to me the next day at work.

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