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#4115018 - 07/12/21 04:20 PM External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport?
Dmblanch Offline
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I own a 2004 Sport and I've owned three 2005 P71's, the only year with an external radio mast that I'm aware of. My 2004 Sport has no external mast, but I just recently saw a 2007 sport (made 10/06) with the same external mast and mount as the 2005 P71's. What gives? Was this an option on common on the LX's. When was it present and when not?
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#4115020 - 07/12/21 04:44 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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My understanding is the same as yours...2005 only.
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#4115022 - 07/12/21 05:04 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Maybe someone added it, theres been talk here in past years if adding a conventional antenna is doable.
What does the rear glass grid look like? (Three closer spaced grid lines at the top (antenna), or all evenly spaced (regular grid)).
If its got the three, pull the c pillar trim and see if its still got an antenna module or signs of somebody messing around in there.
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#4115064 - 07/12/21 10:45 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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I can't see the grid in the photos available to me, but here's a shot. It looks like the standard 2005 setup, but its a 2007

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1) 2002 White P71 - 89K miles. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - 74K. 3) & 6) & 11) 2005 White P71 - 54K, 74k, 115K. 4) 2011 Black P7B - 79K. 5) 2008 White P71 - 95k. 7) 2004 Silver P71 - 104K. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - 111K. 9) & 10) 2010 White P7B SAP - 104K & 106K. 12) 2006 White P71 - scrapped. 13) 2007 Tungsten LX Sport - 125k. 14) 2006 White MGM LS Premium - 93k.

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#4115066 - 07/12/21 11:41 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Are you SURE it's an 07, not a swapped door (wrong door sticker)?
Easy way to tell would be 05 having an analog cluster, 07 having digital.

Otherwise, I would suspect aftermarket antenna.
Only an 05 would have the antenna from factory.
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#4115076 - 07/13/21 09:05 AM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Someone could have cut and installed an oem 05 antenna in an 07. The rear window could have needed replaced for a bad defroster or cracked. Then been replaced by one without the grid. Allot of work but if they really wanted it a certain way...
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#4115098 - 07/13/21 12:26 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Can you take a picture of the bottom of the fender mounted antenna? I installed car audio for many years and think that an under antenna from inside the truck would answer whether that is factory or aftermarket. Factory should have some bracing underneath and aftermarket probably be pretty much hanging in the fender.
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#4115116 - 07/13/21 03:11 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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I think that's an aftermarket antenna. Compare it to the one in this pic. The other one appears to have a larger base and be mounted closer to the decklid than the factory-installed one.
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#4115122 - 07/13/21 03:41 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Yes, it does appear to be mounted much further forward than the other example.

Yes, it is an 07 Sport manufactured in 10/06. I ran the VIN. It has a digital cluster with Tachometer.

Strangely enough, it's owned by a municipality. Why a city would buy a Sport back in 07 is beyond me.
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1) 2002 White P71 - 89K miles. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - 74K. 3) & 6) & 11) 2005 White P71 - 54K, 74k, 115K. 4) 2011 Black P7B - 79K. 5) 2008 White P71 - 95k. 7) 2004 Silver P71 - 104K. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - 111K. 9) & 10) 2010 White P7B SAP - 104K & 106K. 12) 2006 White P71 - scrapped. 13) 2007 Tungsten LX Sport - 125k. 14) 2006 White MGM LS Premium - 93k.

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#4115130 - 07/13/21 05:21 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Any number of things.
Dealership had a sport they wanted to unload, the city just wanted an admin crown vic and didn't care about model just the price.
City wanted a car ASAP, this one was on the lot.
Whoever drove this car had some pull with the purchasing department.
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#4115214 - 07/14/21 06:17 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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It was 05 only so either they got the year of the car wrong or someone drilled a hole and added it at some point.

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#4115238 - 07/14/21 09:54 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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It's definitely an 07 as I've run the VIN. Based on the above, I'm going with an ex post facto installation, maybe because the rear window was replaced. It also has some dash controls that were only added to the Sport in 06.

All that said, I'm going to try to buy it as I like that charcoal color and the paint and interior look good.
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#4115660 - 07/19/21 08:39 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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Well, I just did either a really stupid thing or a really smart thing... it's too soon to tell.

I bought the 2007 Sport mentioned above for $4000. Did I pay too much at the peak of the market? I dunno. It has 125K and is in "no reported problems" working order with no defects in the paint that I can see. I already have a 2004 Dark Toreador Red Sport with 111K miles, but I'd rather have a dark grey car with grey interior as they don't look as dirty as quick. The 2004 is already up for local retail sale at $7800 and I've had an offer for $7500.

It's a pig in a poke, I haven't seen it, but it's a California car.



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1) 2002 White P71 - 89K miles. 2) 2003 B&W P71 - 74K. 3) & 6) & 11) 2005 White P71 - 54K, 74k, 115K. 4) 2011 Black P7B - 79K. 5) 2008 White P71 - 95k. 7) 2004 Silver P71 - 104K. 8) 2004 Toreador Red LX Sport - 111K. 9) & 10) 2010 White P7B SAP - 104K & 106K. 12) 2006 White P71 - scrapped. 13) 2007 Tungsten LX Sport - 125k. 14) 2006 White MGM LS Premium - 93k.

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#4115664 - 07/19/21 08:57 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: Dmblanch]
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What is done to that 2004 to make it so pricey? Driven by a famous movie star in a famous movie? biggrin
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#4115684 - 07/19/21 11:55 PM Re: External Radio Mast on 2007 Sport? [Re: RF_Overlord]
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Absolutely nothing, it's merely my attempt to capitalize on the overhyped used car market and to see what it's possible to get out of it.With regular plain old white patrol P71's going for 4-5-and even 6000 at auction, I'm trying to sell at the peak of the bubble.

Now clearly I'm not aiming at selling to other crownvic.net people, guys who sit on their 20 year old grand marquises bought for super bargains and tweak this, then tweak that, then post pics next to the Paul Bunyan statue. Nor am I even aiming to sell to myself! I try to buy low at auction and sell as high as I can at want ad retail.

All cars have their price and this one will find its price. I've sold four others this year (the last one for $5300) where I've found the middle or bottom of the market in search of the ceiling, now I'm trying to find the ceiling. It's probably not where my starting price is.


Edited by Dmblanch (07/20/21 12:14 AM)
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