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A sad sad day

Posted on 16 September 2011 by Adam Kaslikowski

 

How was your day yesterday? Did it suck and you’re not entirely sure why? Well I have the reason my friend – yesterday was the end of a long and distinguished era. At approx. 12:30pm on Thursday the last Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line in Ontario, Canada. I know, I know. I’ll give you a minute to collect your emotions.

Now that you’ve wiped all your tears off the keyboard, take a good look at that image above. Chances are the last one you saw was directly behind you with flashing lights attached. Ford stopped selling the Vic to the public in 2008, but has continued to provide for fleet customers and police departments till now. But all good things must come to an end (I think Nixon said that…), and the last example has gone to a customer in the middle east, where demand for large American cars has been high for decades.

Ford has been selling this icon since 1979, although the name goes all the way back to 1955. A total of 10 million found customers during that time. Remove your hat and bow your head for the last bench-seat and column-shift old soldier.

 

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