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article imageFord's last Crown Victoria

By Owen Weldon     Sep 17, 2011 in Business
Today is the last day that the Ford Crown Victoria will be made. The last Ford Crown Victoria will roll off the assembly line for the final time, after 32 years in production.
The final Ford Crown Victoria is not going to end up in a museum though. The last one is going to be sent to Saudi Arabia actually.
The Crown Victoria could very well be the most profitable cat that Ford has ever produced, according to Jalopnik. However, the costs of bringing the Panther platform to present-day standards was not worth it.
On Wednesday, Ford’s factory in St. Thomas, Ontario, sent home their workers early. The final five Victorias were left on the assembly line because there were not enough parts.
Now that the Crown will not be made anymore a range of vehicles that made the Crown Vic famous will have to be replaced. Vehicles such as the Ford police Interceptor and New York City taxi cabs will be replaced.
According to USA Today, Ford made some incredible profits with the Crown Victoria. Since the latest version of the car was introduced in 1992, more than 1.7 million Crown Vics were sold. Ford is also experiencing a rush of sales over the last few months because of the news that the vehicle was not going to be produced anymore.
When compared to other vehicles, the Victoria is large in size and this is one of the reasons why police departments love the Crown Vic. John Zumalt, a police chief in North Charleston, SC, said that the Vic is the best car for police officers.
Zumalt’s department actually ordered more than 30 Vics earlier this year.
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