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If Ponch and John settled down and moved to Connecticut...

Posted for Travisimo, who wondered "what happened to the [CHP] Volvos?!?"

 

California Highway Patrol Volvo S-70. Photographed in 2001 at Moffett Field, California.

 

The apparent back story, according to Police Car Online:

 

"The CHP tested 16 2000 Volvo S-70 Turbos under a evaluation program for possible patrol use. Most units were slicktops, although this unit is equipped with a Federal Signal Vector lightbar. After a year, it was determined that the S-70T was not suited for CHP use and the field units were phased out. Some were actually sold on Ebay after retirement."

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Taken on August 11, 2001