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I know you've read it all before, but perhaps not from this perspective. I grew up around cars...primarily police cars. So the Crown Vic was like part of the family. It's sad to see it go, even though it's well past its prime. Check out the full "obituary" at the link below and add your comments here. I'd like to hear your memories of the last of the "real" American cars.

http://automotivetraveler.com/jump/3617
 

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excellent write-up, Hudson
THANKS for posting it here!
It's amazing me how the CV/GM's styling is looking even better to me as time goes by...

...I've said for some time that if I won the Lottery
(after I'd taken care of a new compact daily driver)
I'd want to customize a Panther ... actually at least Two, maybe THREE

naturally, they'd all be Mercurys!!!
- XR8 - 114.7" wlb, no overhangs, 400+hp 3.5EB - sporty!!
- Marquis - 117.7" wlb, Hybrid 3.7 maybe Plug-In - all purpose/family
- GrandMarquis - 120.7 or 123.7" wlb, 5.0v8 - just slightly more luxurious than a Lincoln (or Cadillac)


ps
think there's a typo on the assembly plant
St. Thomas, not Ste. Therese, no?
 

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For 19 1/2 out of the last 22 years, my cars have been Crown Victorias (a 1989 model purchased 10/9/89 and a 2004 model purchased in April 2004). I love the cars, and nothing in the market is a suitable replacement.
 

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Oh, you got me there. You're correct...St. Thomas Ontario was the Ford plant as Ste Therese Quebec was the former GM plant (where the last generation Camaro/Firebird was built). Good catch!
 
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