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HPD "Old Blue" Crown Vic P71
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Poster 02fcvlxs Offline
Posted 03/04/10 01:35 AM
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The old blue 1998 Crown Vic P71 that was retired in 2006 after our city couldn't afford blue paint. This is picture of in service and now stripped for civilian use.

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#1995786 - 03/08/10 06:44 PM Re: HPD "Old Blue" Crown Vic P71 [Re: BlueThunder03]
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 112
Loc: San Mateo County, CA
 Originally Posted By: BlueThunder03
That's a nice cruiser... it's a shame that ya'll can't afford blue anymore. It's a very nice color.


The car I'm probably getting (a '97 P71 used by the California Highway Patrol) came with a slightly darker blue (so did our '92 P71 from the Highway Patrol). The problem with that color is that it fades so fast. Before an idiot totaled our '92 for us, we had gotten it repainted white. It looked really awesome. Our '97 doesn't look so great with that blue.

BTW, for those who are interested, our '92 P71 was totaled by a lady in some small asian economy car who decided to run a red light going between 65-75 mph (according to the police). She ran into the passenger side door with both of my parents in the car. Neither of them were injured, the airbags didn't deploy and they drove it home. In fact, you could still close the passenger side doors. I love Crown Vics! (the lady had to be cut out of her car)
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BUYING: T-45, 5.4L motor
1997 Crown Victoria P71 (245,500mi)
Now:
Stock except for new OEM shocks, heavy duty transmission cooler and No ABS (YEAH!)
Soon: 5.4 NPI shortblock and PI heads with HPS intake, Manual conversion (Most important!), Entertainment center (Very soon)

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#1996073 - 03/09/10 02:50 AM Re: HPD "Old Blue" Crown Vic P71 [Re: KG6ZVP]
02fcvlxs Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 127
Loc: Houston, TX
Crown Vics are tough cars ever!
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1991 Toyota Corolla 145k 1.6 4AF-E motor, white with charcoal interior. No power accessories whatsoever, just plain manual windows, manual locks, wherever every passenger has to lock on their own, and obviously, no power seats. Legal tint to the front and limo to the back. It's my daily driver car.

Future vehicles: 2011 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71 ext. cab pickup and a 2002 or 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport.

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#4081312 - 10/19/20 05:34 PM Re: HPD "Old Blue" Crown Vic P71 [Re: 02fcvlxs]
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Registered: 10/04/13
Posts: 57
Loc: Spring, Texas
That color is "Columbia Blue". It was used on HPD cars for many years. I remember HPD cars back in the early 60's in that color. The difference being the roofs were painted white. This was to try and make the cars cooler inside during the Texas summer heat. The Cars didn't have air conditioning back then.
The move to white cars was financial. Lots of agencies did the same thing. White is a universal color, and easier to match paint if repairs were needed.

That color was also the team uniform color of the Houston Oilers football team. (Back in the day, before they moved to Tennessee.)
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