1955 Buick Highway Patrol car in Fourth of July parade

Here’s the car that inspired me to get the Maisto 1955 Buick 1:26 die-cast made. Gary Goltz drove it in this year’s Independence Day parade in Claremont, CA ahead of the children’s judo class that he leads.

Gary is a big fan of the 1950s TV show Highway Patrol so he bought an old Buford and had it rebuilt into a cop car. Unfortunately, he discovered too late that the actual California Highway Patrol car used on the road and loaned for the TV show was a 2-door sedan and not the 2-door hardtop shown here. We got the model right, though. It’s stock number 31295. You can see Gary’s Highway Patrol website at http://highwaypatroltv.com/ .

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