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2017 fastest police cars

Discussion in 'Police, Taxis, Ambulances, etc' started by Fast Eddie, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    M bodies: they were slated to go away ca 1983 so; the fact they lasted an additional 5-6 years was a miracle unto itself. What really killed them was the same thing that ended the Chevy Caprice in 1996 and the Ford CVPI in late 2011; too high a percentage of fleet sales vs retail sales since the former have essentially no markup.
     
  2. AHBGuru

    AHBGuru Active Member

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    The yearly announcements from Iaccoca about the dim future of the M-Bodies certainly didn't help, especially in '88/89. TBI on the Chevy's in '89 pointed a new direction for all squads to come, as technology would soon filter down to the most stalwart of traditions in fleets. Prime example: the '91 Ford 351 Interceptors still used a 2bbl VV carb. A year later, the CVPI appeared in mid-'92.

    Odd thing about retail to fleet sales, it did help kill the M's and B body Caprice, but the P7B Fords did well enough from '08 - '11, solely on fleet sales, until the new LD Charger finished it off.
     
  3. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    That's because they had no competition. M bodies had to fight the Caprice and CV. Caprice had to fight the CV. CV stood alone.

    Did they need the factory space for anything?
     

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