Highway Patrol 1955 Buick

       
 
1955 Buick Century Police car from the TV series Highway Patrol
Highway Patrol Buick front corner detail Highway Patrol door emblem Highway Patrol rear view

 

Maisto was obviously aiming to recreate Broderick Crawford's Highway Patrol car with this, but whether they were accidentally changed or forced to miss the mark thanks to legal issues, there were a couple of things that needed to be corrected. The biggest changes were the door emblems and the license plates, which I recreated in Illustrator and applied directly over the existing markings.

I also redid all of the painted chrome trim with chrome metal tape, colored the spotlight, painted the wheels, and added the whip antenna. All in all it only needed a few updates to make for a nice little replica from one of TV's most famous cop shows.

 

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