14 retro-looking cars issued to Kansas Highway Patrol troopers to honor patrol’s 75th birthday Back in 1989, blue and gray Crown Victorias with a single red light on top were the vehicle of choice for the agency. Eventually, the patrol moved to single-color cars equipped with sleek light bars, but now it’s back in a blue and gray. These are identical to the old blue and gray cars, right down to the red spotlight. The 2011 Crown Victorias feature the exact technology setup of other highway patrol cars. The new cars were issued to 14 troopers across the state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kansas Highway Patrol. They will stay in the patrol’s fleet until they are retired at 49,000 miles.