85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

The Dallas Police Department knows how to get cop-car nerds clicking all over their Facebook page. They've compiled pics of 85 years of the city's police cruisers, starting with the 1928 Model A shown above, which undoubtedly chased down some oil playboys in its day.

While Ford made a strong showing for the first four decades, Chrysler stormed in during the mid-1970s, and hung in — notwithstanding some dalliances with GM products, and an ill-fated, The Rookies-era use of the AMC Matador — until the Ford Crown Vic retook the cruiser position in the late 1990s. These days, though, it's apparently all about the Dodge Charger. Note also the CHiPs-grade Kawasaki patrol bike.

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1947 Ford Tudor

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1956 Ford Fairlane

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1962 Ford Galaxie

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1963 Ford Galaxie

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1970 Ford Galaxie

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1970 Plymouth Fury

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1974 AMC Matador

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1974 Plymouth Satellite

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1976 Chevrolet Malibu

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1976 Pontiac LeMans

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1977 AMC Jeep

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1977 Kawasaki KZ1000

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1978 Plymouth Fury

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1979 Chrysler Newport

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1980 Plymouth Gran Fury

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1981 Chrysler LeBaron

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1981 Ford Fairmont (detectives' car)

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1983 Plymouth Gran Fury

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1989 Chevrolet Caprice

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1991 Chevrolet Caprice

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1991 Chevrolet Caprice (new livery)

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

1997 Ford Crown Victoria

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

2008 Dodge Charger

85 years of Dallas Police squad cars

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