The 2nd generation Crown Victoria was introduced in 1998 and was available to the public (mostly old dudes) through the 2007 model year. From 2008 to 2011 the Crown Vic was only sold for fleet/rental use and was the police car of choice for many precincts. This made spotting smokey and dropping to the legal speed limit an exercise in Crown Vic spotting and its recognizable shape will be missed as it has been replaced with various Malibu, Taurus, Charger, Caprice, and various SUVs/Tanks/Black Helicopters if you read (and/or believe) the news these days. Regardless, if you are in the market for a used Crown Victoria and want to escape the madness in the big (and small) cities (again…if you read and/or believe the news…), you’ll need a Crown Vic that has been converted into an off road escape machine. Find this 2011 Ford Crown Victoria P71 offered for $5800 in Solvang, CA via craigslist. Tip from Mike Jr.
From the seller:
2011 ford crown victoria police
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
011 (Last year) Crown Vic Police Interceptor. These are the last of the American “body on frame” cars (like a truck). 4.6 V-8, A/C, Posi rear end, Heavy Duty Trans and trans cooler, HD alternator, HD suspension with 2″ extended struts, new 4 wheel discs and pads, new 245/75/16 Mud Terrains on alloy Explorer rims, rooftop LED light bar (white/yellow/strobe) and Hella driving lights mounted on Police pushbar, Roof rack and mounted/matching spare. The car was sprayed with a colored truck bed liner called Monstaliner, which is gnarly-won’t scratch or fade…Runs beautifully with zero leaks or issues.
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