I posted this one about a year and a half ago (page 4 of this thread)
TK mentioned it belongs to the Center Street Smokehouse in Batavia, NY and posted this pic ...
Sadly, the owner, Scott Paul, has passed away at the age of 57. Here's a cool story from the article.
One of Center Street's iconic promotional gimmicks brought together Scott's visual sense with his love of music -- a black-and-white sedan, looking much like a police car from the 1970s, that was patterned after the old police cruiser in the movie the Blues Brothers.
There were restaurants in Florida and Myrtle Beach that used a Blues Brothers car and Scott thought the theme would fit the Smoke House, which often features live music.
The brothers found the perfect sedan for sale on Ebay. It was being stored in a barn in Kansas. They had it shipped to Batavia and a friend converted it into a bluesmobile. The car would get strange looks on Batavia's streets, Cregg recalled, but the most memorable incident with the car in Rochester. Scott and Cregg drove it to the big city to pick up some supplies and next thing they knew, a police car was flashing its lights.
Scott pulled over and a police officer approached and asked if he had a permit for the giant bullhorn on the roof. Of course he didn't. Cregg recalls the officer saying, "This is what we're going to do. You two guys are going to get out of that car. You're going to go over there and stand on the curb. Then, me and my partner are going to get into your car and you're going to take our pictures."
Cregg laughs recalling the story. "Ok," Cregg said they told the officers. "We're OK with that." The cops handed over their own Polaroid camera for the brothers to take pictures of them in the car and then of "arresting" them by the car.
Although it looks close, it is not Rat Fink's old cruiser. I call it the "LA replica". It is a '75 with '74 grille. It is located in Los Angeles and the owners are members of the starcarcentral.com group.
I think it might be on loan from the Clarksdale Plantation ...
The pic directly above is from a few years ago but look at the rust dots above the windows. And the placement of the star. The "TO SERVE AND PROTECT" has faded but still slightly visible in the top pic. And what looks like a paint splotch (or rust) above the P, definitely the same car. 335 miles from Clarksdale to New Orleans. I figure they trailered it down for Mardi Gras.