Ten Greatest American Police Patrol CarsMatt Hardigree7/01/08 12:30pmFiled to: Top Ten Coolest Police CarsJalopnik Automotive AmerigasmAmerigasmBest Police CarsBorder Patrol Dune BuggyChevy Bel Air Police CarChevy Camaro Z28 BC4CoronetDesert Patrol VehiclediplomatDodge Coronet 440Dodge DiplomatFeatureFord FairlaneFord Mustang LX Highway Patrol EditionGmGreatest Police CarsInternational Paddy WagonNoveltiesPlymouth Furypolice carsRadio CarsChevroletChevyDodgeFairlaneFord149EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe're celebrating Independence Day with a week-long automotive Amerigasm heading down two diametrically opposite roads. The first, started yesterday, is a salute to the best car commercials — a celebration of the conspicuous over-consumption that made this nation great. The second road is one we'll be traveling at government-mandated speeds — a salute to the police car. While The Man may always be trying to keep us down, we salute him for having some killer vehicles with which to do it. You can take both roads this week here. —Ed. We've compiled a list of the greatest American police cars in honor of our patriotic, week-long Independence Day celebration. Whether on the big screen or the rear-view mirror, the radio car is as much a part of the ubiquitous American landscape as the golden arches of McDonalds or the billboards offering "Color TV" to road-weary travelers. Though they represent different things to different people, and we don't always love the people inside, they're there and, in the true American spirit, the cars are usually big, fast and strong. Which is why we love them. Check them all out and vote for your favorite below the jump.