End of an Era: Last Crown Vic

Final car rolls off Assembly line after 32 years
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2011 12:01 PM CDT
An employee works on the last Crown Victoria at the Ford St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Ontario.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Rick Hamm)
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(Newser) – Bye-bye, Crown Vic: The last one rolled off a Ford assembly line in Canada yesterday, reports the Toronto Sun, bringing an end to a 32-year production line. No other North American car has had as long of a run, notes Justin Hyde at Jalopnik. The big car has been a staple for police departments and taxi companies, but it didn't mesh with Ford's future. The last one is destined for a buyer in Saudi Arabia.

"There's a lot that's sad about this," writes Hyde, "but for me, I think I'm most teary-eyed over the fact that when this four-door boat rolls onto the transport, destined for the far away Middle East, Ford's American dealers will be lacking a V8-powered sedan for the first time since 1932." (Read more Crown Victoria stories.)

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