Watch the sad last days of Ford's Crown Vic plant

In 1967, the first Ford Falcon came off the line at Ford's St. Thomas Assembly in Talbotville, Ontario. Here is video from two weeks ago of the plant's final days — as it builds the very last of Ford's venerable Crown Victoria sedans.

Over the years, the 2,600,000 sq. ft. Canadian assembly plant built some of Ford's most famous — and infamous — vehicles — the Falcon, the Maverick, the Fairmont and even the Pinto. But it will always hold a special place in our hearts for being the birthplace of Ford's Panther-platform triumvirate — the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and the Lincoln Town Car.


The last of these, a Ford Crown Victoria headed to Saudi Arabia, came off the line two weeks ago.

View more of our coverage of the death of the Crown Vic below:

The death of the Ford Crown Victoria is a sad day for America

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. More »

The last Ford Crown Victoria ever built

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. More »


Police hoard Crown Vic cop cars before Ford kills them

With the demise of the Ford Crown Victoria in a few short months, police departments around the nation are scrambling to find a replacement. Or, like the city of Austin, Texas, they're buying enough now to last five years. More »



A secret treasure trove of New York City taxis

This brand-spankin'-new yellow New York taxi-ready Ford Crown Victoria fleet I stumbled across yesterday, springing up like a patch of daisies through the cracks of the concrete urban jungle of Hoboken, New Jersey, is both poignant and beautiful. More »


New York's new taxi freakin' sucks

Yesterday, after a multi-year selection process fraught with accusations of questionable ethical decisions, Mayor Mike Bloomberg's team has finally settled on a design for a new New York taxi. More »


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