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Thread: 1987 LTD Crown Victoria wagon in Sherman, TX - $3000

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    Default 1987 LTD Crown Victoria wagon in Sherman, TX - $3000

    Ad says it's an S, but it at least has rear defrost, trip minder, cruise control, and power locks. Looks fairly spartan other than that. Many pictures.

    https://texoma.craigslist.org/cto/d/...782939360.html

    From the ad: "I picked this 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria up from a small dealer in Texarkana two years ago where the car has been since first owner. It is a fleet model with no features but a solid body and no visible rust. It has been super dependable to me and it inspired me to buy a second more optioned one, but having two of the same car is kind of redundant so I am selling this one. It is solid and never let me down, but it has led a rough life before getting to me. Previous owner added a class 1 hitch and four pin trailer connector. I've carfaxed it and the mileage adds up correctly to be about 159K miles (this odometer doesn't have the 100,000 digit). The only damage the car has is on the front passenger door from the dealer that I bought it from, which was quite a shock when I went to buy it as the thing had no damage in the pictures THEY gave me!

    I have added / replaced the following. I prefer to keep my vehicles full stock so don't expect any horrible shenanigans under the hood/dash:

    >New Smog Pump
    >New AC Compressor / Evaporator
    >Ford era-correct Digital Clock (The car came with none from the factory)
    >New upper radiator return hose and bypass hose.
    >Whitewall tires are four years old, with about 15K miles on them.
    >Vacuum actuated parking break release.
    >New headlights
    >Upgraded the radio to the same model with a tape deck

    Please keep in mind that this is a fleet vehicle. It features no right hand mirror. It has woven vinyl seats, hubcaps, crank windows (except for the three way tailgate window) and no power antenna. It appears to have a slight oil leak from the valve covers."















































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    Man it has a good look to it without the bits on the roof.

    Maybe if it had any paint left and no dents it be worth checking out.
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    I’m surprised you could still get one without a passenger side mirror by ‘87.

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    No chrome trim around the side glass. Definitely low budget. If it was closer I would consider buying it and making a hearse out of it. WagonMan
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    I really like the roof rack delete as well. I’ve seen a few early Panther era without, but not as late as 87.

    They were smart to order the power locks. Wagons are a pain without them. I swear I have the only one ever with manual locks and ATC.
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    It has the step pad on the rear bumper, but it doesn't have the mother-in-law seats. WagonMan
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    Not a tripminder, thats the digital clock. Still an option though. Cloth split bench seats were also an option, super basic was vinyl solid bench.

    Also can't say I've ever seen one without a passenger side mirror. I didn't even know that was a delete-option. personally I think I'd trade the clock for another mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Not a tripminder, thats the digital clock. Still an option though. Cloth split bench seats were also an option, super basic was vinyl solid bench.

    Also can't say I've ever seen one without a passenger side mirror. I didn't even know that was a delete-option. personally I think I'd trade the clock for another mirror.
    Actually realized on a closer look that it was just a clock and that the owner installed it himself. Turns out it was also a clock delete car. Wonder if he kept the delete plate.

    I think it would be worth a look if I was in the market. I'll bet he's flexible on the price.
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    New member here. I was browsing the classifieds when I stumbled upon this thread.

    I actually ended up buying this wagon for $2k. I needed something to drive my husky around town in... and I've always wanted an old box panther wagon. It has no rust and I've already put about 400 miles on her without any major issues. Replaced all the fluids & the brake master cylinder. It has factory 3.27 rear gears, so its a not too slow lol.

    It needs a major bath. Here's a few pics:

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    My husky fits nicely in the rear of the wagon:

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    I love this thing lol. Seriously, I haven't grinned this much just cruising around town in a very long time. I'll start a build thread on her sometime.
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    A lot more dog friendly than a GTO. Nice score. Enjoy it.
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    Welcome! Glad it went to an appreciative home.

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    Very cool, welcome to the site!
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    Welcome!

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    Nice! Welcome! I like to peruse local stuff on Craigslist that I'll never be able to buy. Nice to see something like this go to a good owner.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! It's definitely much more spacious and smooth riding than my goat for sure lol.

    I’ll check the throttle bushing asap; thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    This is very helpful. I went and checked & mine looks original… It’s not broken but I’m going to order a brass replacement just to be safe.

    I’ve been surfing the net and apparently these grommets are a bit of an epidemic… It would suck to burn up a perfectly good AOD over something so simple.

    I’ve only been apart of this forum for a few days and I’ve already acquired a ton of helpful information. This site is genuinely a treasure trove for DIYers... reminds me of thirdgen.org (in a good way lol). I’m glad I came across this site!

    Check it out; I found a shop manual and the original window sticker for the wagon hiding in the rear cargo hold where the 3rd row seat should be:

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    Oh man... window sticker, what a find!

    Had no idea an electronic AM radio was standard in 87. I’ve seen them in trucks but never a car. Although if your car doesn’t have it, then the number that did is probably tiny.

    Also 87 was THE year for MPG. The 87 I had was very good at gas mileage for the little bit I drove it. I know they run the same computer as others, but I can’t help but think something changed. Darn “aerobox” front end sucks at aero?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Also 87 was THE year for MPG. The 87 I had was very good at gas mileage for the little bit I drove it. I know they run the same computer as others, but I can’t help but think something changed. Darn “aerobox” front end sucks at aero?
    Those MPG figures must be coming from a 2.73 car being driven lightly on those sheets. I’ve never seen mileage like that on a 3.27 rear, even when my engine was 100% stock. Maybe when it was new, they were managing that on a flat road at 55, but I swear that’s a stretch. What mileage were you seeing with yours?

    Cool to see a fleet credit. Any idea what the car was originally used for? Also, I see HD suspension option. Does it have a rear sway bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    Those MPG figures must be coming from a 2.73 car being driven lightly on those sheets. I’ve never seen mileage like that on a 3.27 rear, even when my engine was 100% stock. Maybe when it was new, they were managing that on a flat road at 55, but I swear that’s a stretch. What mileage were you seeing with yours?

    Cool to see a fleet credit. Any idea what the car was originally used for? Also, I see HD suspension option. Does it have a rear sway bar?
    My 88 is not MPG friendly. Maybe 18mpg highway, 12 town on the tripminder. The 87 I had ran a 24 on the tripminder without trying, but again only drove it ~30 miles to try out the engine and transmission. It was a 3.27 car as well. That window sticker with 27 still looks impressive though.
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