The amount of money people are willing to pay for cars that aren’t that rare these days is absolutely bonkers. Nuts. I’m not going to post links to the auction results because I don’t want you guys to end up losing your lunch, so it is nice to find an interesting car offered at a […]
The concept of a viccup is simple. You start with an old Ford F-Series pickup and then you drop the entire body onto a late model Ford Crown Victoria (preferably ex-Police P71 interceptor) frame and go to town. You get the looks of a vintage pickup with the driving comfort of a late model Crown […]
The EN53 generation Crown Victoria was released as a stand alone model for the 1992 model year (previously it had been a trim level on the LTD) and it survived with minor changes through the 1997 model year when it was refreshed and continued through 2012. Searching through craigslist and it appears the Crown Vic […]
Urban Dictionary says that a Viccup is “what occurs when you’ve been drinking too much or have overeaten (or both) and have a momentary hiccup with a slight vomit aftertaste.” That is just plain wrong, because a Viccup is what happens when you put a Ford F250 Pickup body on top of a Crown Victoria chassis, and it happens far more often than you’d expect. Find this 1973 Ford F250 offered for $7,500 in New Jersey via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
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!
I recommend the P71 Crown Victoria to anyone looking for a cheaply priced late model (yeesh, these things are getting near 20 years old now!) sedan that can do double duty as daily driver and for menacing the neighbors. The de-chromed exterior and cop-specific durability upgrades help sell a used P71 as a fantastic alternative to something like a boring old used Camry/Accord/Fusion/Impala and the only downside is you can’t get one with a shift-it-yerself gearbox…unless the owner has swapped in a 5-speed like this next one. Find this 2005 Ford Crown Victoria P71 offered for $4900 in Newton, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Juan.
When I first saw this next feature, I thought “wow, that is a bunch of money for an 80s Ford Wagon“…but then I started to get into the finer details of this particular wagon. Most 88 LTD wagons have long since been ridden into the ground by the grand kids of the original owners…which is […]
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 […]
If someone asks me to recommend a cheap car for everyday driving, I will almost always suggest a used ex-Police Crown Victoria…to which my (soon to be ex) friend will explain the multitude of reasons he/she can’t drive an inexpensive rear-drive heavy-duty car that’ll part traffic like Moses. But for every person who can’t drive […]
This next Horrorod comes from DT tipper Michael who writes: Right color and it makes ‘turbo noises’. So true! It is also a great smoke machine for your Halloween party. Find this 2008 Ford Crown Victoria P71 Turbo offered for $2500 in Pueblo, CO via craigslist. From the seller: 2008 ford crown victoria police condition: good cylinders: […]