“I’m just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile,” Jay Leno exclaimed about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle police car that pulled into Jay Leno’s Garage. Unless you’re getting pulled over, it’s likely to make you smile, too.
The car is owned by Spike Feresten, who’s the host of Esquire Network’s Car Matchmaker and the podcast Spike’s Car Radio. He acquired the car through his friend Jerry Seinfeld, who is known to have at least a passing interest in German automobiles.
The interesting thing about this particular liveried Beetle is that it’s not a show car or a parade car, but an actual German Polizei vehicle that served in the motor pool from 1978 through 1990. It comes bearing cigarette burns in the seats from the occasional careless patrol officer.
This Beetle has a PA system on the roof, along with the familiar blue light. Under the front bumper sit the sirens to alert