Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71


The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is the civilian police car that was made between 1997-2011. During this time it was the most widely used police car in the United States and Canada. It was replaced with the Ford Taurus. The real wheel drive allowed for better control of the vehicle, and the body-on-frame construction made repairs more inexpensive.

Until these vehicles were decommissioned, this model of Crown Victoria were not available to the general public, but secondhand vehicles are currently on the market. They are popular with taxi companies and people who are looking for a safe car.

The Salem Police Department dates to the village’s founding in 1802. It was policed by a town sergeant from the mid-1830s until 1922. At that time, the town adopted a council-manager form of government that resulted in improvements to public works, which included a more structured police force.

Model Specifications

  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4.6 liter modular V8 engine
  • 4-speed 4R75W automatic transmission
  • Body on frame
  • 114.7 inch wheelbase
  • 212 inches long
  • 77.3 inches wide
  • 56.8 inches high

Donated by the Salem Police Department