Welcome back to Found Around Town! We at Jalopnik are always finding cool or weird stuff just sitting around parked on the street. It’s been a hot minute since we had a weekend carspotting series here, so let’s dive back in with gusto.
Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters just wrapped its final season after over a decade, and the series finale featuring a stunt spanning an entire air field required Scott Sorensen of the camera crew to engineer his very own camera chase car out of an old Crown Victoria police cruiser and some ingenuity.
I recently started school again. Up until this point my primary vehicle had been my trusted land cruiser. However, due to an ongoing LS swap on my truck, I was forced to find a plan B car to take with me to school. Luckily, I found a minty fresh Mercury Grand Marquis. However, this new car lacked anywhere to mount a…
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Matra Murena has three-across seating and a freaking Panther on the hood. No, seriously. I’m about ready to pass out from all that awesomeness so I’ll just leave it up to you to say if its price proves all that Matras.
Now that Pebble Beach is here, it’s time to take a look back at one of the stars of this year’s Villa d’Este, the Panther 6. It’s real alright.
German authorities have seized a Panther tank along with other military equipment from an elderly man in Heikendorf. According to the BBC, the tank was being kept in the man’s cellar (it’s unclear how he got it down there in the first place) and required another tank to recover. Over the course of nine hours, 20…
Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could potentially result in a loss of steering."
Somebody went ahead and replaced the trunk of their Ford Crown Victoria with some kind of wooden pickup truck-style bed basket and it looks, just, awful.
A member on my forum posted a gopro video of his T-3650 5spd swapped crown vic out and about in snowy NY.
You call it the Kenny Brown Panther!
Top Gear USA is starting their new season tonight on HISTORY and it looks like the boys will be hooning some cop cars. Since we learned almost nothing from Adam and Rutledge we went to RallyCross champion and Top Gear cohost Tanner Foust all about it. The man had lots of interesting things to say. Read on!
The announcement last month that Lada will finally stop building the 2107 (also called the Riva) was sad news. At least sad to those of us perverse enough to love the idea that the 1966 Fiat 124 was still in production somewhere. That Lada was part of an ever-shrinking club of true automotive survivors. Let's see…
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.
Ford's Panther platform will finally ride into the sunset this August after 32 years in production, but one Crown Victoria owner decided it was just old enough to take it off-roading at Hell's Revenge in Moab, Utah. Jeep who?
A Mercury Grand Marquis was recently abandoned in a rush-hour lane less than a mile from the White House and directly in front of the Djibouti Embassy. Amazingly, it took a week to tow. Abandonation without representation?
In last night's Top Gear, Jeremy took a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII up against a slew of .50-caliber-spewing UK Army vehicles in a five-mile-long game of British bulldog. In a rock quarry. With live ammo. Epic.
British sports cars bring you driving enjoyment at the cost of reliability. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you an English cat with said reliability issues, but without the stigma of easy parts availability.
We all thought transplanting the drivetrain from a Lightning F-150 into a 2000 Ford Crown Vic was pretty cool, but some Panther owners might want to take on a less ambitious project that still makes our cars a lot more fun to drive. Say, grabbing the T-45 transmission out of a Mustang and installing it in a Panther,…