Quick and inexpensive: An ex-police car | Your projects

Colin
By Colin Wood
Nov 15, 2022 | $2000 Challenge, Ford, Your Projects, Ford Taurus, Police Interceptor

How do we know the kids are alright? Look no further than the 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor that competed into the most recent $2000 Challenge, thanks to forum user rich911s’s 16-year-old daughter.

After buying the car off of Facebook Marketplace, the team was pleasantly surprised that the car’s damage was easy–and cheap–to fix.

The biggest expense? A $1300 set of Kumho Ecsta V730 tires: “Due to the massive weight of the car we knew we would need very competent rubber to be competitive at all in the autocross.”

In the end, the car ended up finishing fourth overall at 2022 running of the $2000 Challenge and even took home a few trophies.

Check out the full build for yourself at the 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor - $2000 Challenge Entry thread, and look for more on this build in print and on the web in the coming future.

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Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/15/22 5:33 p.m.

I've been eyeing 6.0L retired Chevy police cruisers that past 48 hours...

singleslammer
singleslammer GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/15/22 6:34 p.m.

My new 'performance' car is an ex-cop car too! 

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
11/15/22 6:41 p.m.

I'm eyeing police chargers there are a bunch locally that are surplus highway patrol v8 cars. 

RacingComputers
RacingComputers Reader
11/16/22 7:21 p.m.

Qw have had several ex-cop cars over the past 10 years.

 

Mostly Crown Vics but we had a Chevy SS as well.

 

Good performance for decent money

 

Buy and enjoy

 

 

rich911s
rich911s New Reader
11/16/22 8:56 p.m.

In reply to RacingComputers :

I have a saved search for Explorer Police Interceptor AWD with the 3.5 Ecoboost.  Going to get me a new DD dadmobile and tune it up with a 5 Star Tune.  Can't be much heavier than that Taurus and I think it will smoke most muscle cars on the street from a stoplight!  

759NRNG
759NRNG PowerDork
11/16/22 9:38 p.m.
rich911s said:

In reply to RacingComputers :

I have a saved search for Explorer Police Interceptor AWD with the 3.5 Ecoboost.  Going to get me a new DD dadmobile and tune it up with a 5 Star Tune.  Can't be much heavier than that Taurus and I think it will smoke most muscle cars on the street from a stoplight!  

This is exactly what i'm thinkin' about .....do IT!!!

SPG123
SPG123 HalfDork
11/18/22 2:59 a.m.

SPG123
SPG123 HalfDork
11/18/22 3:04 a.m.

YUP!      Ours is an 84 unmarked state police veteran. 351HO, duals, Buckets, rubber floor, certified calibrated 140 speedo, guage pack, and a huge amount of other upgraded bits including 750lb springs and huge anti sway bars. Even the frame was diffeent. We LOVE this car...

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