Crown Victoria

Crown Victoria

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fourpointsixgt

513 posts

109 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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If you don't buy the car, at least there's plenty to do there, we often go over, take Mustang out for a run. The vendor's most likely an older chap, hence the low miles, garage kept & under sealed, wonder what he'd drop to.

Nickyboy

5,702 posts

179 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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Theres a Crown Vic Black & White on AT at the mo

zubair

828 posts

138 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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you could also consider a lincoln town car which is much more refine and alot nicer to look at and drives better i have owned couple of crown victoria and quite a few town cars infact they are the same there are few models changes 95-97 then 98-02 then new model from 03-07.

Roo

11,249 posts

152 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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Nickyboy said:
Theres a Crown Vic Black & White on AT at the mo
If that's a genuine P71 and carfax's ok that's a good value for money car.

croyde

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15,744 posts

175 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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Does seem the first decent priced late-ish model one that I have seen in the classifieds.

LuS1fer

35,309 posts

190 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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Much though some may find them appealing, I don't, and you can buy a Cadillac CTS 3.6 Sport for that money which will be faster and handle better. Just a thought.

Roo

11,249 posts

152 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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The idea and appeal of the Vic is that it isn't a 'Sport'. They really are extremely comfortable cruisers.

big_boz

1,679 posts

152 months

Thursday 15th November 2012
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I rented one for a week last year in Florida, did Miami airport to st petersburg and back along with some running about. Was ace I loved it. Lots of freeway and It was getting 26 miles to the us gallon.

I'm 32 so not exactly target market but I had a v8 stag on the west coast the 2 weeks before. Not sure I would want one in the UK but perfect in the States

Ewanph

27 posts

101 months

Sunday 8th July 2018
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What exactly did you love about the car? I haven’t driven one yet and I’m desperate to buy one.

Edited by Ewanph on Tuesday 17th July 00:32

foxbody-87

2,041 posts

111 months

Monday 20th August 2018
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I would also love a Crown Vic. P71 in black. They're cheap in the US but I think the examples you find in the UK are way too expensive, especially as many have clearly been well used. I understand that's what you get with an ex-police car, but the prices are a bit daft.

Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Monday 20th August 2018
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I'll happily sell you one - and arrange shipping to UK - just tell me what you are after. The car would come out of inland Florida - so zero rust. Tell me what you need.

My pistonheads email address doesn't work anymore - so let me know if you are serious and I'll send my contact details.

croyde

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15,744 posts

175 months

Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Now there's a decent business idea Matt. Tempting me now.

Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Tuesday 21st August 2018
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I also have access to Orange/Seminole/Lake/Osceola County and OPD/KPD/Winter Garden and Apopka PD and LEVO police auctions - the times they are a changing and P71 cruisers will soon be a thing of the past, as most agencies transition to more efficient/adaptable SUV type vehicles.

This is my daughter's current cruiser...



Just let me know what you are looking for, what kind of budget you have in mind and I'll come up with some suggestions. I have a reputable connection in a UK based fellow member of this esteemed forum, who can handle the transaction at that end.

So - if you have a hankering for a Crown Vic (or any other budget-priced, but interesting American vehicle), give me a nudge. Happy to supply references (from PH members) who I've helped with US purchases in the past - parts, accessories, clothing etc...

Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Tuesday 21st August 2018
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foxbody-87 said:
I would also love a Crown Vic. P71 in black. They're cheap in the US but I think the examples you find in the UK are way too expensive, especially as many have clearly been well used. I understand that's what you get with an ex-police car, but the prices are a bit daft.
Will this 2006 P71 do ya? Make me an offer.....




Superleg48

699 posts

78 months

Tuesday 4th September 2018
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I have always secretly had a soft spot for these. No idea why, because they are everything I hate in a car, but for some reason......?

croyde

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15,744 posts

175 months

Tuesday 4th September 2018
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I did eventually get round to buying one in 2014, well a Mercury Grand Marquis. Loved it and I have to say it was pretty quick in the traffic light grand prix.

Surprised a few boy racers.

I only had it for 8 months then I sold it for 50% more than I paid for it to finance a 2016 Mustang. I don't have that either now frown




Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Take your pick...

















All for sale - cheap as chips.

Ewanph

27 posts

101 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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I ended up buying a absolutely mint condition 2011 Crown Vic with only 56k miles direct from a small town Police Department in Florida. It was from a small town 3 miles long and 2 streets wide populated solely my multi-millionaires, and with a 30mph speed limit. It has only ever been driven by the same Officer, who was gutted to see it go! It really is in 'as new' condition. Such a good find.
It will be the only P71 (well P7B actually) still in it's original markings (and with it's original equipment) in the UK and probably Europe. Normally these cars have to be stripped of all equipment and markings when they are sold or go to auction but i managed to persuade the Police Department otherwise.

Just waiting to ship it over to Blighty now.

Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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Ewanph said:
It was from a small town 3 miles long and 2 streets wide populated solely my multi-millionaires, and with a 30mph speed limit.
Intrigued to learn where that is...

Matt Harper

5,713 posts

146 months

Monday 10th September 2018
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So?