End of an Era
Yesterday, the last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off of the assembly line at Ford’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.
The Crown Victoria name was introduced in 1955, as part of the Fairlane range. It only lasted two years, ending in ‘56.
It was re-introduced in 1979 as the LTD Crown Victoria, on the Panther platform.
The Crown Vic (as many affectionately call it) was made into it’s own model in 1992, with a 4.6L Modular V8.
Since 1992, the Crown Victoria has been a staple in Taxi services and Police departments across the US, and other parts of the world.
The final Crown Victoria, VIN (vehicle identification number) 2FABP7CW8CX104292, rolled off of the line yesterday afternoon at 12:30 pm.
The car is destined for Saudi Arabia, going to a customer there who ordered it for their own private use. This makes it one of a very few final examples of a nameplate to not head to a museum.
As one can say, the fat lady has sung, and it is the end for an American legend.
Rest in peace, Crown Victoria. You will be missed.