With the Ford’s high popularity among Police Departments in the U.S, it is ...
With the Ford’s high popularity among Police Departments in the U.S, it is no wonder that some of their Interceptors have become so well-known.
The video below picks up with the 1950’s and the Ford Mainline, which was originally available in the multiple body styles and configurations, although the 4-door sedan proved best for the Police duties.
The 1952 Interceptor was particularly well-equipped to handle its business, and thanks to 24 hour duty front seats and the new 125 horsepower V8 engine, although the 215 horsepower Interceptor from 1956 offered the real upgrade over older models.
Fast-forward to 1971 and you have got the 429 CI V8 Galaxie, while 1982 saw the arrival of a Mustang SSP, which stayed in service for 11 years while providing cops with the speedier alternative compared to their usual 4-door sedan models.
Of course, if we are talking about the 80’s, we can’t just skip over a most popular police car of all time, the Crown Vic, which as the model range, persisted until quite recently, while undergoing the several generational changes.
While the early 2010’s marked the arrival of a Taurus Interceptor, packing the twin turbo EcoBoost V6 and all-wheel drive, it is the 2018 Fusion Hybrid sedan that now packs the most technology.
In the end, it is hard to imagine these newer models reaching the same iconic status of those Crown Vics from the 80’s and the 90’s, but we are rooting for them.
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