Police Interceptor: 2007 Ford Crown Victoria P71
Is fun still legal? I dunno. Somebody told me that they (you know…them) are thinking of banning fun because it isn’t inclusive or exclusive enough. The person who told me that is probably crazy, but then so is the person who would drive around in an ex-cop car. This next one sports a “safety officer” black/white paint job that would need to be turned into pure “detective” black for proper fun…but man…you’d never need to worry about people speeding on your block again. Find this 2007 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor offered for $3900 in Nashville, TN via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
2007 ford crown victoria police
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
2007 crown Vic 122000 miles police package. Life time blue airplane hoses super heavy duty. New plugs, fuel filter, oil change, and Brakes,o2 sensor. Also has crossed drilled rotors
No warning lights, no tire monitor system. New Transmission. Flywheel and starter. New Intake. All maintenance records. No EMAIL PLEASE
Police ,security, Impala, NO EMAIL .IF AD IS UP IS FOR SALE
See a better way to drive a P71? email@example.com
So is a car marked “safety officer” something that would be considered impersonating law enforcement or is “safety officer” considered to be a private mall cop or the guy that inspects the nonslip paint and railings.
Reminds me of a van I used to see in nyc that looked exactly like a nypd van except that it said “POLITE”. Apparently it was sort of legal on the basis of being accurately described as looking like a ConEd van with the word polite painted on it.
“Safety Officer” sounds like it has the same level of authority as “hall monitor” or “crossing guard”, but I believe it’s an actual official police position and driven by a uniformed officer. It’s more legit than mall cop.
It is strange that this car was released from duty with decals and lightbar intact, but some departments don’t do much to the cars before letting them go. I guess this got a pass because it doesn’t say “police”.
I’ve always thought about getting one of these P71s, and this should be a good one because it probably didn’t see the same heavy use/abuse as a regular patrol car. Maybe I should get one before the low mileage examples are gone.
I suspect the current owner applied the decals and was looking for something that didn’t exactly say he was a cop, but might confuse someone who doesn’t look closely. The 911 decal suggests it is more a wannabe cop than a mall cop.
Oddly enough, one small town in the county where I live uses the “not-quite-a-cop” decal strategy on some of the city employee cars – the cars look like cop cars, but are marked “Patrol” instead of “Police”. Apparently the city has some employees who write up code enforcement citations and the like, but don’t have real police powers.
What a great car for the price point. I would get ride of the graphics, but keep the back and white cop car look. Maintain it and get another 100k miles out of it. Fun, good buy.
I bought navy coloured P71 many years ago used by the RCMP and loved it. I thought it drove like a Crown Victoria should drive and make it fun. Unfortunately, I let my son borrow it and he put it in a ditch on a snowy road. It needed a new tranny and the mechanic I was trusting did not know much about these cars and installed a normal tranni he got from a wrecker. That totally took the fun out of the car although the gas mileage was great and it was much safer with my son driving it. Make sure this one has the correct gear ratios installed. The problem with most of these that I have seen, they may have low mileage but have no engine hour meter so they may have a lot of hours with engine running, I don’t think that is good for that car! I am looking for one again, they make a great car for long distance travel.
Mall cop car. These things are lousy in SoSoCal..usually driven by toothless meth addicts over the age of 50………..wearing…wait for it a red ball cap with the name of a certain corpulent sociopath emroidered on the front.