Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cop Car Workhorse / Ford's Crown Vic

When law enforcement agencies converged on Detroit to ask for a vehicle utterly devoid of character, Ford answered with the Crown Victoria. In fact, it is so generic and unremarkable that it has actually become an icon.

If you've put some time behind the wheel on the interstate and happen to find yourself puttzing in the passing lane, chances are you've identified the menacing front end of a CVPI (Crown Victoria Police Interceptor) steadily approaching from your rearview mirror.
It's amazing how quickly you find the turn signal and zip over to the Lane For Retired People, or, LFRP.

It's difficult to imagine the words; "I gotta have one of these" when you stumble upon a row of gleaming, new Crown Victorias at your local Ford dealer. But there is a relatively thriving market for a used CVPI. Why? Most likely for the much sought after, beefed up, Interceptor motors that were well maintained and at the same time, had the shit beat out of. More often than not some of the gear is left on, the push bar, the utilitarian hubcaps and the hand-held search lights. And they're boats. People like boats.

So the potential for travelers to quickly head for the LFRP when you approach them from behind on our nations interstates is pretty great.
Someday I think I'd like to own a Vicky.

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  1. It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?