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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/3/15 6:23 p.m.

I made a few purchases a week or so ago at an online auction in Las Vegas, I was getting excited and backed down, yet still won the last 2 for $1400 and $1000, the total including being shipped is about $2400@ to my door.

Shipped them in by a Uship advertiser and they arrived yesterday.

The work fleet has grown, I now have 7 Crown Vics, the new ones are an 05, 06, 08 and 2 x 09s, the highest mileage is 120K with 3 under 90K, rust free desert cars that run and drive great. The burgundy 05 is a civilian vehicle the rest are P71s

The grey 09 P71 appearance package is most likely going to be my ride.

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aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/3/15 6:24 p.m.

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The burgundy car's hood should be able to be wet sanded out.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/3/15 6:29 p.m.

There's a spec racing class waiting to happen.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
12/3/15 6:38 p.m.

I didn't think the herd would be too thin for long.

Expanding the business?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/3/15 6:40 p.m.

Sort of, they wont be hanging out here for long

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/3/15 6:45 p.m.

The 05 with high miles and the 05 that met with an untimely end.

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In total I have now owned 29 Panther bodied Crown Vics. Including 2 Grand Marquis, 6 Town Cars and 21 Vics. I have also had 4 Caprices but they were just too old for my use.

Nick (LUCAS) Comstock
Nick (LUCAS) Comstock UltimaDork
12/3/15 7:01 p.m.

May I ask what you are doing with them?

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
12/3/15 7:09 p.m.

I'm ambivalent about Crown Vic's, but I love me some Town Car.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/3/15 7:10 p.m.

Work vehicles, they are for my Medical Transport business

Coldsnap
Coldsnap HalfDork
12/3/15 8:20 p.m.

I really loved my crown vic. Great car. Couldn't hang with it in the city though.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
12/3/15 10:11 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Work vehicles, they are for my Medical Transport business

You, Sir, are the most interesting man alive.

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
12/3/15 10:55 p.m.

Which auction was this? Dealer only or public bids allowed? I'm only 2 hours from Vegas and could use some enabling.

emsalex
emsalex New Reader
12/3/15 10:55 p.m.

Brings back memories, I use to do 5150 transports in p71s.

EvanR
EvanR Dork
12/4/15 2:04 a.m.

Sorry I couldn't be of use to you on the shipping end. Which auction did you get them from?

chief8one
chief8one New Reader
12/4/15 2:50 a.m.

I love P71s, but I looked up the gas mileage once and never looked back. I would think something would be better as a fleet vehicle. BUT to each their own. Thumbs up!

NickD
NickD Reader
12/4/15 5:59 a.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: There's a spec racing class waiting to happen.

Spec P71. Now that would be something to watch

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel HalfDork
12/4/15 8:28 a.m.

My only comment would be that engine hours are a better number than miles for any gov owned vic.

Some of those cars would only get shut off to change the oil. (shift after shift where they just handed the car to the next guy.) Lots of idling sitting in a parking lot doing paperwork etc...

Furious_E
Furious_E Reader
12/4/15 8:41 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: Work vehicles, they are for my Medical Transport business

Am I the only guy picturing these CVs sitting outside a super sketchy motel, cooler full of ice in the back seat, waiting for the "doctor" to come out with the stolen kidney? No, just me? OK then.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/4/15 3:05 p.m.
Furious_E wrote:
aussiesmg wrote: Work vehicles, they are for my Medical Transport business
Am I the only guy picturing these CVs sitting outside a super sketchy motel, cooler full of ice in the back seat, waiting for the "doctor" to come out with the stolen kidney? No, just me? OK then.

Ssssshhhhhh, big mouth

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/4/15 3:08 p.m.

In reply to chief8one: The mileage is competitive with any vehicle that can seat 6, with less maintenance and issues than most. 23 to 25 is my experience when driven conservatively. Plus the easy access for larger disabled people and the ability to carry a wheelchair makes them a great choice.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/4/15 3:09 p.m.

so...really...are you doing organ transport or helping the disabled get to medical appointments and such? I'm always curious about unorthodox revenue streams.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/4/15 3:11 p.m.

In reply to 2002maniac: This was a public auction held by TNT Auctions of North Nevada, there were literally hundreds of CVs up, along with GM and Chrysler cop cars and a few others

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/4/15 5:17 p.m.
NickD wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: There's a spec racing class waiting to happen.
Spec P71. Now that would be something to watch

Cops vs taxis.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
12/4/15 7:59 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote:
NickD wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: There's a spec racing class waiting to happen.
Spec P71. Now that would be something to watch
Cops vs taxis.

Spec Battlewagon

wbjones
wbjones MegaDork
12/5/15 3:06 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: The 05 with high miles and the 05 that met with an untimely end.  photo 11118999_10204312747034428_4374959098677482605_n_zpsjd0asmfs.jpg  photo 20141008_141342_zpsbad97bae.jpg In total I have now owned 29 Panther bodied Crown Vics. Including 2 Grand Marquis, 6 Town Cars and 21 Vics. I have also had 4 Caprices but they were just too old for my use.

they do have therapists that can help with this

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