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Angelo Appi's 2002 FHP B4C Camaro

Angelo and his daughter, Gianna

 

First Responder Medical Bag is

standard issue for every FHP Cruiser

5.7L LS-1 Corvette inspired engine rated at 310hp

 

All-Season P245/50ZR16 M+S Performance

Maximum Speed Rated Tires.

Kustom Signals X Band unit and Sony Vaio laptop computer

 

Angelo Appi's FHP B4C Police Interceptor

As advertised in 2002 - Chevrolet's Camaro B4C

 


 Owner's Sound-Off

 

Connecticut Firearms Safety LLC

"Where Excellence Is Always On Target"
PISTOL PERMIT CLASSES
SECURITY BLUE CARD TRAINING
BLUE CARD RE-CERTIFICATION
BAIL ENFORCEMENT AGENT INSTRUCTION


North Haven, Connecticut
Phone/Fax 203 239-7582
For more information click here

I drive the car a 100 miles per day from East Haven to New Britain and average about 600 miles per week. The car had 94,000 miles when I purchased it. It now has over 130,000. The car rides and performs beautifully. The engine runs smooth and strong and the transmission shifts great. The car wants to fly and if it had wings it probably would. I love to drive this car every day. It gets looks from all different types of people. One is the car enthusiast who is truly amazed to see a Camaro still driven on the road today, and to hear the story behind the car. I am happy I bought the car. It has given me the opportunity to meet new friends including Mike Mangini. I have been to car shows as far as Massachusetts, and enjoy showing the car off. I have accumulated many numbers from similar restorers of FHP cars and hope to gather equipment and more knowledge of the FHP. I am supposed to get a picture of the trooper that was assigned the car along with an autograph. I plan on putting all the original equipment back in the car soon.

 

Sgt. David Todd Carter of the Florida Highway Patrol graciously shared his time and thoughts about the B4C Police Package with www.Policecars.us


Yes. I drove one for almost four years. It was a great car. Working the Interstate was fun since you could overtake a vehicle very quickly. I was able to run radar in areas that would be hard for a Crown Vic due to the slower response time of the P71's engine. I would work stationary radar on Interstate 10 at 9th Avenue overpass and would be able to overtake and stop traffic violators before they got to Scenic Highway. I positioned myself under the overpass with my Camaro facing eastbound clocking eastbound traffic with my rear radar antenna. The speed limit was 55 and it wasn't uncommon to get cars traveling 90 to 100 mph. I would be able to accelerate and overtake a car in that 3/10 of a mile span just before the bridge, and that meant accelerating, overtaking, and stopping the speeding vehicle.


The standard FHP equipment for the car consisted of a dual stalker radar with front and rear mounted antennas. Two way radio, lap top computer with printer that has Internet access and NCIC/FCIC (National Crime Information Center/Florida Crime Information Center) capability. It had a low-profile Whelen light bar on the top. It also had a shotgun rack mounted in the back seat for the Remington 870 shotgun. As far as being a comfortable car, it depends on who you talk to. It had plenty of leg room. However, getting in and out of it was a chore. The car had a great presence. The citizens of Florida really liked it.  I was always asked: How fast does it go?
 

Our Thanks to: Captain Mark D. Welch, Chief of Public Affairs and Sergeant David Todd Carter, Law Enforcement Services of the Florida Highway Patrol.

 

 

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