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#4037838 - 11/25/19 04:53 PM Utah MCM/CV sightings?
67Comet Offline
n00b

Registered: 11/20/19
Posts: 24
Loc: Utah
Hello,

Up here in Ogden (Utah), the pickin's seem slim. Anyone know of any unlisted Panther platform vehicles with reasonable mileage (Below 100K), decent sheet metal, and acceptable interior? All I'm finding on KSL, and the auto sales sites are either boko mileage, boko bucks, giant wheels with hydraulics, beat down, or hard broke (First thing on the list is a manual transmission swap).

I would be willing to make an out and back trip if it was in nice enough shape to drive back (6-8 hour drive would be okay). I've done that once before years ago, ended up being a fun road trip (Out to Nebraska to pick up a "68 Mercury Montego).

I see cars that seem to be treating guys right with higher mileage, but this is going to be my daily, so I don't want to be replacing things constantly (Like my 126K mile 2013 Flex Limited EcoBoost money pit). Right now my daily is my "73 F250 and it is nearly flawless as far as maintenance is going (great, now something is probably going to break wink ).
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2005 Crown Vic LX
T45 Manual Swapped ADTR Kit (T45 from a 2000 SVT Mustang)
4:10 Ford Performance Rear Gears
Mo's Speed Shop Tune
ADTR Sway Bars Front and Rear
Moog End Links
Moog Left and Right Upper Control Arms/Ball Joints
KYB Rear Shocks (555603 Gas-a-Just)
Moog CC865 Rear Springs (Bout to change to Moog CC501)
Moog Rubber Bits all around
CHE Performance Upper/Lower Control Arms & Watts Link
E-Bay front struts & springs

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#4037846 - 11/25/19 06:01 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
Hey there, I'm down in Springville and I buy and sell CVPI's all the time. Currently I have two under 100K miles and about 3000 engine hours, so low usage. A black 2011 from the Ventura County sheriff with 82K with prisoner seat, rear window bars, push bar (not installed), the whole trunk she-bang (tray, lids, drawer, Forensic kits), wicked center console with gun cubbies and laptop stand, strobes reconnected in legal colors and an immaculate white 2008 from Canyon County Sheriff in SW Idaho with 95K, cherry inside and out but rather plain in its accessories.

I don't find them particularly hard to find, but I've traveled as far as Seattle and LA to get them. Basically, I'll go from the Front Range anywhere west if the car is good and I can get to it on public transportation. And I'll buy anything 2002 to 2011, again, if its a good car.

It sounds like we're pretty similar in what we want. How picky are you? What's your wish list? Would you take a black and white for repainting?

I just looked at the KSL listings and I saw some okay cars, but no screaming bargains. I wouldn't be too scared of cars with over 100K as your daily driver as these cars are so reliable. Transmissions on a hard driven patrol car would be my biggest worry, and for that reason I'm always shopping for under 100k cars. But one of these days I'm going to stop buying and selling and just keep one and that one will probably be an over 100k car with all the bells and whistles. I like 'em with push bars and all the lights, which I change out to legal colors.

BION, I've seen prices for good Vics go UP in the past year to two. It's very easy to sell a nice condition late model for over $4000. One of my local buds tried to sell his 11 with only 55k miles, immaculate in and out, for $6500 and couldn't do it. He tried for a year and finally let it go for a price under 5 that he wouldn't share with me. I sold my cherry 05 with only 54K for 4300 to a friend and I regret letting it go so cheap.

So if you're holding out for a LOW price, you might wait awhile. I got a very good condition 03 from Cedar City with 74K for under a grand, but it was a black and white with bad paint. If you want a real deal, odds are high you'll have to accept bad paint.


Edited by Dmblanch (11/25/19 06:20 PM)
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1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4038706 - 12/04/19 05:30 AM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Bradvic Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/03/19
Posts: 29
Loc: Lehi, Utah
There is a beautiful red 2005 in Roosevelt with tan interior for $5,000, 65,000 miles, found it on ksl at Mark Down Motors. I am not sure if that is what your looking for, not a bad deal at all.
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2004 Crown Victoria LX sport: 2008 Lincoln Town Car seats, Magnaflow mufflers. 191,000 miles when bought
2003 Ford F-350 XLT: Crew cab long bed 7.3, 4WD, straight piped. 173,000 miles
2003 Lincoln Navigator: All stock, 4WD, new all ford timing components. 175,000 miles
1997 Ford F-350: Cab chassis, 7.3, 2WD dually, complete led conversion, flatbed, 9 inch smoke stack. 148,000 miles
1996 Ford F-150: Single cab short bed, 2WD, 4.9 inline six, small block ZF swap, 380,000 miles
1993 Ford Bronco, 5.8, project consisting of manual transmission swap and Dana 60 front swap

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#4038828 - 12/04/19 11:21 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Bradvic Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/03/19
Posts: 29
Loc: Lehi, Utah
Any word?
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2004 Crown Victoria LX sport: 2008 Lincoln Town Car seats, Magnaflow mufflers. 191,000 miles when bought
2003 Ford F-350 XLT: Crew cab long bed 7.3, 4WD, straight piped. 173,000 miles
2003 Lincoln Navigator: All stock, 4WD, new all ford timing components. 175,000 miles
1997 Ford F-350: Cab chassis, 7.3, 2WD dually, complete led conversion, flatbed, 9 inch smoke stack. 148,000 miles
1996 Ford F-150: Single cab short bed, 2WD, 4.9 inline six, small block ZF swap, 380,000 miles
1993 Ford Bronco, 5.8, project consisting of manual transmission swap and Dana 60 front swap

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#4039284 - 12/09/19 07:09 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
Comet bought an 2005 LX which he talks about in another thread.

I am always buying and selling. I prefer P71's but I've also dealt in Chargers, Taurusceptors, and Explorers as well.


Edited by Dmblanch (12/09/19 07:13 PM)
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1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4039506 - 12/11/19 08:51 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Bradvic Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/03/19
Posts: 29
Loc: Lehi, Utah
Thank you, always looking for a good crown Vic on ksl.
_________________________
2004 Crown Victoria LX sport: 2008 Lincoln Town Car seats, Magnaflow mufflers. 191,000 miles when bought
2003 Ford F-350 XLT: Crew cab long bed 7.3, 4WD, straight piped. 173,000 miles
2003 Lincoln Navigator: All stock, 4WD, new all ford timing components. 175,000 miles
1997 Ford F-350: Cab chassis, 7.3, 2WD dually, complete led conversion, flatbed, 9 inch smoke stack. 148,000 miles
1996 Ford F-150: Single cab short bed, 2WD, 4.9 inline six, small block ZF swap, 380,000 miles
1993 Ford Bronco, 5.8, project consisting of manual transmission swap and Dana 60 front swap

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#4039794 - 12/14/19 03:45 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
What color are those leather seats of yours? Post a pic or text to me at 3852004921
_________________________
1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4039940 - 12/16/19 12:09 AM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Bradvic Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/03/19
Posts: 29
Loc: Lehi, Utah
Darker gray, I will text you with some pics
_________________________
2004 Crown Victoria LX sport: 2008 Lincoln Town Car seats, Magnaflow mufflers. 191,000 miles when bought
2003 Ford F-350 XLT: Crew cab long bed 7.3, 4WD, straight piped. 173,000 miles
2003 Lincoln Navigator: All stock, 4WD, new all ford timing components. 175,000 miles
1997 Ford F-350: Cab chassis, 7.3, 2WD dually, complete led conversion, flatbed, 9 inch smoke stack. 148,000 miles
1996 Ford F-150: Single cab short bed, 2WD, 4.9 inline six, small block ZF swap, 380,000 miles
1993 Ford Bronco, 5.8, project consisting of manual transmission swap and Dana 60 front swap

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#4110482 - 05/25/21 07:58 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: Dmblanch]
67Comet Offline
n00b

Registered: 11/20/19
Posts: 24
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By Dmblanch
Comet bought an 2005 LX which he talks about in another thread.


Wow guys, sorry for the ghosting act.

Yes, I found an "05 LX down in Murray. 84K miles for $3500 (used car lot, so it was more like $4200 out the door - ain't doin' that again). It's all stiffened up, clutch equipped, and "sporty" now (my daily).

Next time I'm driving down to Vegas (twice a year), I'm going to staple a sticky note to my arm so I remember to hit their junk yards while I'm there. My son got himself a "96 MGM and it needs some interior bits (head gaskets or heads right now (bubbles up the overflow tank, steam and water out the tail pipe once it's warm), but I'll help him get that squared away once he puts in a little effort).

I still need a driver's side sun visor, but I'm not willing to pay e-bay prices (all the gray ones that match mine are over priced on there).
_________________________
2005 Crown Vic LX
T45 Manual Swapped ADTR Kit (T45 from a 2000 SVT Mustang)
4:10 Ford Performance Rear Gears
Mo's Speed Shop Tune
ADTR Sway Bars Front and Rear
Moog End Links
Moog Left and Right Upper Control Arms/Ball Joints
KYB Rear Shocks (555603 Gas-a-Just)
Moog CC865 Rear Springs (Bout to change to Moog CC501)
Moog Rubber Bits all around
CHE Performance Upper/Lower Control Arms & Watts Link
E-Bay front struts & springs

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#4110524 - 05/25/21 11:53 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
It helps if you voice your needs and wants with the community. They almost always come through. I now maintain four active Utah Vic contacts and since December 2019 I've bought six and sold five Vics.

I still keep in contact with most of them and one of my old solds is back up on KSL right now for more money than I sold it for. I got it from Cedar City with 74k for only $976. Still running with 108K, he's asking $3900 and in this market he may get close. Auction prices are soaring all across Utah so used retail can't help but follow. $4000 is easy to get for plain jane vanilla white p71s with around 100K miles. Lower mileage examples of the same (50 to 70K) are fetching $5000 at auction.

It was BradVic who found my 04 Sport that I'm trying to get back in shape and he also ended up selling me my leather seats in my daily driver. Let us know when you come to Utah county and maybe we can hit our crummy pic n pulls with you. They're not good, but we may get lucky.


Edited by Dmblanch (05/25/21 11:59 PM)
_________________________
1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4110596 - 05/26/21 04:24 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
What color visors can you live with? There's a Salt Lake guy on KSL right now selling an entire Headliner, 2 visors, and handles in a tan/beige. The whole she-bang for only $75

CV MGM headliner and visors

See, I told you it pays to ask around.

Otherwise, I'm seeing CV MGM drivers visors in all colors on Ebay for like $35 shipped. Doubt that any junkyard odyssey can beat that when time is factored in.


Edited by Dmblanch (05/26/21 04:34 PM)
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1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4112094 - 06/10/21 12:51 AM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: Dmblanch]
67Comet Offline
n00b

Registered: 11/20/19
Posts: 24
Loc: Utah
I was just looking for "anything" crown vic in the search on KSL, you've just got the magic touch.

It doesn't look too shabby, and $75 isn't bad at all. (already hearted it on KSL, we'll see if time allows a trip to SLC).

Thank you for the quick response. I will for sure send out a "comin' through" heads up when I'm headed down south (most of my trips are north to see the family).
_________________________
2005 Crown Vic LX
T45 Manual Swapped ADTR Kit (T45 from a 2000 SVT Mustang)
4:10 Ford Performance Rear Gears
Mo's Speed Shop Tune
ADTR Sway Bars Front and Rear
Moog End Links
Moog Left and Right Upper Control Arms/Ball Joints
KYB Rear Shocks (555603 Gas-a-Just)
Moog CC865 Rear Springs (Bout to change to Moog CC501)
Moog Rubber Bits all around
CHE Performance Upper/Lower Control Arms & Watts Link
E-Bay front struts & springs

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#4112172 - 06/10/21 05:55 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
By the way we are planning a Crown Vic rendezvous for the end of the month Saturday 26th brunch kind of thing at the Springville strap tank restaurant and motorcycle museum, Right off and I 15 exit. I’ve already got seven or eight guys confirmed including the movie car rental guy, who will bring down one of his fully caged and decaled prop b&w panthers and we have a guy from vineyard with a 1980s vintage black and white police back fully decked out in California highway patrol regalia. We have two Sports coming, And a handful of vanilla white P 71s we could really use your LX there for diversity!


Edited by Dmblanch (06/10/21 05:56 PM)
_________________________
1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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#4112174 - 06/10/21 06:19 PM Re: Utah MCM/CV sightings? [Re: 67Comet]
Dmblanch Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 293
Loc: Utah
Actually more of the guys are now expressing a preference for the 19th around 11 o’clock to noon for the rendezvous come when you want to go when you want. How does that work for you?
_________________________
1) 2002 White P71 - UT Training vehicle, 89K miles, sold. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - UT Patrol car, 74K miles, sold. 3) 2005 White P71 - WA Fire Chief vehicle, 54K miles, sold.
4) 2011 Black P7B - CA Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, sold. 5) 2008 White P71 - Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, outfitted as movie prop rental. 6) 2005 White P71 - UT University police, 74k miles, sold.
7) 2004 Silver P71 - UT Fire Dept., 104K miles, sold. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - Want ad find, 111K. 9) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 106K, sold.
10) 2010 White P7B SAP - UT Police, 104K, sister to #9, sold. 11) 2005 White P71 - ID Police, 115k. 12) $500 2006 White P71 - UT Police beater.

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