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#1207672 - 06/09/07 10:39 PM 86'ers 92 Crown Vic
86er Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Saskatchewan






This is my new pride and joy.

A 1992 Crown Victoria LX with 152,500 KMS (100,000 miles) with a Amethyst exterior and a beige leather interior.

It is a one-owner vehicle - it was purchased for $3100 privately from an elderly gentleman who was getting too old to drive. There's a few minor scrapes on the bumpers from him having a hard time maneuvering the ol' girl in his underground condo parking stall. It was stored inside for 14 of its 15 years and I think it shows.

It is an all-original vehicle to the best of my knowledge. I just purchased it this week.

It has the sublime 4.6 with some real get-up-and-go. Now when I drive my V6 Dakota I feel like I'm barely moving.

This vehicle moves effortlessly and is a nice antidote for me, having only owned trucks up until now.



Edited by 86er (06/09/07 10:55 PM)
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#1207682 - 06/09/07 10:51 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 86er]
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Looks great for it's age.

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#1207688 - 06/09/07 10:55 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: Bobert2647]
96bluvic Offline
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Registered: 10/27/06
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Loc: southeastern WI
looks great
nice sig bobert, you should zoom out just a tad
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#1207695 - 06/09/07 11:01 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 96bluvic]
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 450
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
Looking good, nice Aero interior you got there. My Mark VIII was also elderly driven. Looks good until up close. Guy must have parked by feel, as all corners are really scraped up. How's the clearcoat? Looks great from the pics.

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#1207698 - 06/09/07 11:05 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: torquelover]
86er Offline
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 Originally Posted By: torquelover
Looking good, nice Aero interior you got there. My Mark VIII was also elderly driven. Looks good until up close. Guy must have parked by feel, as all corners are really scraped up. How's the clearcoat? Looks great from the pics.


Ha, I can relate with the "looks good until up close". It has a few honourable scars, a dent and some rock chips and scratches here and there.

I had to laugh about your comment "guy must have parked by feel". The back driver side corner has a noticeable scratch on it.

The clearcoat is in pretty good shape, no orange peel or anything that I can see. As mentioned, it was shedded for 14 of its 15 years and as such the paint is still quite striking. I like the Amethyst colour because depending on the light, it can look dark grey, light grey, light blue or medium blue.
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#1207711 - 06/09/07 11:23 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 96bluvic]
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 111
Loc: Saskatchewan
 Originally Posted By: 96bluvic
looks great
nice sig bobert, you should zoom out just a tad


As a fellow Aero owner, any advice on how to know where your rear end is when backing up? I've been used to trucks where you can use the endgate as a guide.
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#1207715 - 06/09/07 11:26 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 86er]
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Registered: 12/15/06
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Loc: Cornwall, NY
Prop yourself up using your left foot, you can see the trunk if you're tall enough. The whale guys have it real easy, the design of the trunk is such you can see it clearly out the back.

Very nice score, I love the 92-94 CV dashboard layout, only thing I would say is ditch the trailer hitch. The trucks are for towing:)
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#1207720 - 06/09/07 11:30 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: TheMarquisPlaya]
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Saskatchewan
 Originally Posted By: TheMarquisPlaya
Prop yourself up using your left foot, you can see the trunk if you're tall enough. The whale guys have it real easy, the design of the trunk is such you can see it clearly out the back.

Very nice score, I love the 92-94 CV dashboard layout, only thing I would say is ditch the trailer hitch. The trucks are for towing:)


Thanks for the advice. If anyone else has other tips about this that'd be appreciated.

As far as the trailer hitch, yes, that's an eyesore. You should see it up close; rusted to high-heaven. I don't look forward to removing it. The previous owner actually had a quite a setup underneath there; almost looks welded to the frame rails although I doubt it.

Apparently he used to pull a little boat with it. It's coming off asap; I've already removed the CAA Half-Century Member sticker and the dealer decal which was still on there. I don't know why people keep dealer decals on; that's usually the first thing to go with me.
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#1207747 - 06/10/07 12:00 AM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 86er]
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#1207890 - 06/10/07 03:41 AM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: vicfan_00]
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Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 1981
I need to get a '92. I love the grille (or lack thereof).
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#1207895 - 06/10/07 03:45 AM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 99p71vic]
Ethan Offline
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Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: Sherman Oaks, CA
That is a clean 92
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#1208735 - 06/11/07 04:37 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: Ethan]
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 111
Loc: Saskatchewan
Thanks everyone for the tips and compliments.

I was surprised today when my digital gauge beeped at me for only having 50 miles to go before needing gas. I suppose that's a good thing for it in its ideal purpose; cruising the highways and byways.
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#1208746 - 06/11/07 04:56 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 86er]
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 595
Loc: California
WOW. The interior looks spotless (well, maybe except the accelerator! )!
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#1208749 - 06/11/07 05:03 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: Robin24k]
86er Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 111
Loc: Saskatchewan
 Originally Posted By: Robin24k
WOW. The interior looks spotless (well, maybe except the accelerator! )!


Hmm, guess you can't see the food stains on the seatbelts in that picture. The trees have been sh**ting vile stuff all spring and it invariably gets on one's car and gets dragged inside underfoot.

It goes without saying then that this picture was taken minutes after coming back from a wash. It was the first time I had washed it since getting it on Friday and man, did that Amethyst colour ever shine. It must be a special paint; I couldn't find any touch up pens or spray cans at the hardware store.

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#1208860 - 06/11/07 07:50 PM Re: 86'ers 92 Crown Vic [Re: 86er]
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Registered: 11/29/04
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Loc: Auburn Hills, MI
oooh...very nice!
great color and beautiful interior!
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