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.
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 […]
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: […]
If you enjoy the thrill of a good ride in the back of a police car, then this next ride might be right for you. You’ll also need to enjoy holding your head out of the window at speed and chasing tennis balls, because only a canine will be happy in the metal back seat […]
The forth generation Chevrolet Caprice was used by so many Police departments for many many years that they still evoke a instinctive brake check from motorists…myself included. Today’s next example won’t be mistaken for an active duty police cruiser, but it should be a hoot to drive. Find this 1996 Chevrolet Caprice 6 speed offered for […]
Sales of Ford’s legendary Crown Victoria sedan stopped for the general public after the 2007 model year, but fleet sales continued through 2011. Legend has it that many police departments put in large orders for the aging Panther platform beast because they were concerned about the reliability of the replacement vehicles from Chevy/Ford/Dodge, but if […]
Ford’s final foray into the fullsize body-on-frame segment was a curious mix of old and new – from 2003 – 2011 the Crown Victoria used an all new chassis and suspension, but kept the same old body it had since 1998, which really was just an evolution of the aero design model that debuted way […]
In 1996 the Chevrolet Caprice disappeared from the North American lineup, where it was replaced a few years later by the front-wheel-drive W-body Impala. With the death of Pontiac, GM now had no large rear-drive full-sized car to sell for fleet use, so they started importing the WM generation Holden Caprice in 2011 as a […]
What could be more fun than 1,900 miles in some crummy old car in the middle of August? Doing it with a bunch of other weirdos you just met…and aren’t quite sure about yet. Last year I had the opportunity – uh, the failure of judgment – to participate in part of the very first […]