“LAPD Police Reserve Needs You! Dial Madison-5211”

That’s how they rolled back in 1957.

An LAPD fan in Montana built a ’57 LAPD Ford — he even got permission to use the markings. He shipped it out to L.A. last year to participate in the 10-4 Day in Hollywood.

The final touch was recently added: He got an original sticker on eBay and then had it replicated. LAPD Specialist Mark Galoustian helped him from long distance: One of Mark’s lights is on the roof. “The lights are red/red, correct for 1957. There were no ambers until 1964,” Mark says.

By the way, today’s reserve recruitment number is (310) 342-3160.