Today, the Ford Crown Victoria, a slope-nosed metal box with an unquenchable thirst for gas built with manufacturing methods Henry Ford would have recognized, died after 32 years of production. Here's why its passing marks the sad end of a great American era.
After 32 years in production, the last Ford Crown Victoria will roll off the assembly line today. It's a record that surpasses all other North American vehicles, including the Model T. Its final destination, however, isn't a museum in Detroit or a American collector. It's being sent to Saudi Arabia.
Canadian Bank ATB's marketing cheap mortgages to passers-by with cars — like this Mercury Grand Marquis — piled high Jed Clampett-style with household detritus. Pack up the Tin Lizzie, ma!
Before you ask, no, this isn't it. But an all-new Interceptor is set to replace the old-and-busted Crown Vic, and it's likely to be rear-wheel drive. Get in the car, perp.
Ford today confirmed plans to phase out production of its still-popular-after-10-years-on-one-revision police car, the Crown Victoria, in 2011, at a plant in Ontario. The future of the no-longer-unsafe-at-any-speed four door remains unclear.
Jim Hunt has channeled the power of the beard for good. Miffed at speeding motorists in front of his home in Summerville, South Carolina, Jim decided to build what has come to be known as the "Tric-Vic", a fake-out cop car which he says works to slow down the speeders. The clever lawn ornament is constructed of…