Prop Georgia State Patrol Car, Soperton

soperton ga murder in coweta county prop state patrol car ice plant antiques photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Bill Ricks writes: Previous owner, M. E. Powell of Soperton, told me that the car was used in the movie Murder in Coweta County starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith, and he bought it several years later from someone in Savannah. Powell had frequent contacts with Cash from the first time they met in the early 70s until Cash’s death. Mr. Powell said he gave the car to Tony Bush, owner of the Soperton Ice Plant Antiques store.

As of 2016, the car is no longer parked in front of the antique store. I assume it was sold.

 

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Filed under --TREUTLEN COUNTY GA--, Soperton GA

9 responses to “Prop Georgia State Patrol Car, Soperton

  1. Benjie Floyd

    I am not aware of the year of this model but, the GSP was started in 1937 and the cars, all 33 of them, were fords and were gun metal grey

  2. Previous owner, M. E. Powell of Soperton, told me that the car was used in the movie “Murder in Coweta County” starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith, and he bought it several years later from someone in Savannah. Powell had frequent contacts with Cash from the first time they met in the early 70s until Cash’s death. Mr. Powell said he gave the car to Tony Bush, owner of the Soperton Ice Plant (antiques).

  3. I’ve left a message for the folks who own the store, and I hope she will be responding soon. That patrol car has a great history, but I want the owners and/or the previous owner to tell about it

  4. Mike

    That flag was not adopted by the state of Georgia until 1956. This car was probably out of commision before then.

  5. Tom Robinson

    The old Georgia flag license plate adds a nice touch to this old chase car!

  6. Ralph Deen

    Brian…always enjoy your work, brother….really dug the old GA State Patrol car…awesome! cheers…rd

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