I bought my crown vic off the street for 250.00 it had 290000 when I purchased it. Now it has way over 300,000
I've had the oiled changed and new brakes and rotors, and it runs like its brand new. Its one of the best cars I've ever owned.
I have a 1987 Crown Vic. But it leaves a HOLE in my pocket everyday. I got it a month ago. I have to get a new control module and every mechanic I take it to says they don't know whats wrong with it. It cuts off when it feels like it. And starts when it feels like it. But other than that it's a eye catcher. Dual Exhaust. 21" inch Rims Black on Grey Interior. a very sexy car. LoL. Very Comfortable. I paid $1100 for it. First I wish I didn't buy it. But now It's not so Bad.
I got mine for 1700 with 62000 miles on it. I bought it for my 19 year old daughter. She picked it out. I was so proud. I knew it was a TANK, but when a Chrysler 300 broadsided her at 40 mph... she and her passengers walked away... I had to give some cred to the makers and rebuild. I was kind of partial to her at this point. Yes, her. My daughter named her "Linda".
I restored the body and gave Linda a paint job. The paint job and vinyl doubled her value. So now she is "Linda Lou"... you know... "Gimmie three steps..."
The adventure continues. I am restoring her with the same money I might have paid for a new car... about 500 a month. I am eyeballing a crate 302 to put in her... 340 HP... I will never make car payments again. Linda Lou loves the attention and shows it. I have been chased down by admirers. Do THAT with your rice burner.
Yeah, the old Crown Vics are pretty amazing cars. I had a mint condition white one I bought from a senior some years ago; it always got attention, offers to buy, could not go to a gas station without someone commenting on it.
It drove so smooth and powerful, had ice cold A/C and got about 28 MPG on the highway, which is amazing for a big older V8 full size car.
These are great cars, really wish I still had mine, but someone offered me triple my purchase price, and I could not refuse at the time.
Enjoy yours and try to keep it forever; definitely a future classic if not already one; one of the best cars from the 80's for sure.
Be sure to upgrade the brakes and suspension, regardless of which engine option you choose.
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