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NYC Taxi, 2011 Crown Victoria


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Here's a video which contains a 2011 Crown Victoria New York City Taxi. What's unique about it versus a non-NYC taxi? It's based upon the Lincoln Towncar platform -- long wheelbase model. 
NYC has long had requirements for their cabs for many years (similar to how California Highway Patrol models were unique to that state), including floor-to-ceiling and foot room capacities.
Chrysler used to send cars built at Lynch Road Assembly to Amblewagon, who then cut-out the rear passenger footwells and replaced them with deeper-depth wells.

This particular NYC Crown Vic is a 2011 model, which was the last year the C.V. was sold in the U.S. ("2012" models were all export-only); this one's build date is 05/2011.

 

 

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What a great video - really enjoyed that!  I didn’t know that the CV taxis were longer!  

I’ve been in probably hundreds of them and never considered that they were different to all ‘standard’ Crown Vics out there!  Figures tho!  

The NYPD had some yellow cop cars disguised as taxicabs - I wonder if they were a standard length car, or based on the taxis?  

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1 hour ago, CabDriver said:

The NYPD had some yellow cop cars disguised as taxicabs - I wonder if they were a standard length car, or based on the taxis?

Quite likely just regular P71 models (IIRC, the LWB Taxis are P73), with all of the Interceptor livery (Certified Calibration speedometer, centre-mount trunk release, Courtesy Light Delete, fleet-specific interior, etc., etc.).

 

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7 hours ago, Joe Handley said:

Was that just a longer Vic body and doors or did they use a Town Car shell with Vic panels and bits welded or bolted to it with special door cards?!

The Towncar and Crown Victoria/Mercury Marquis share the same Panther platform, with the former being LWB, 
So, yes, it's a Towncar body & frame, with bolt-on Crown Victoria cosmetics.

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On 9/28/2022 at 1:11 AM, 1972coronet said:

My daily driver is a 2004 CVPI, former Inglewood, Ca., unit. I bought it in April 2021 for the princely sum of $900.00.

Love the car. Crown Vics are great.

I had one retired from the GSP with minor front body damage, but it got away mysteriously from the shop where it was stored.

Do the neighborhood kids call you the Dos Equis Cop?   :D

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51 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Do the neighborhood kids call you the Dos Equis Cop?   :D

I get all kinds of attention in that rascal -- anything from the One-Finger-Salute to thumbs-up to "Here come the Po-Po!". I laugh at the finger-flippers - that's my favourite reaction. 
To make the entire experience for others that much more perplexing, I'm usually blasting psychedelic music or Punk or Metal while smoking Marlboro Reds and sipping coffee out of a 10+ years old 7-Eleven plastic cup (it's perfectly seasoned, like a BBQ grill or cooking pan).

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