Most police departments are pretty good at maintaining their cruiser fleet. My
bought a 1971 Chrysler grand fury from a police town auction & it ran good for
years before he traded it in for a new Datsun 510 wagon in 1981. The 360 V8 was
a powerhouse of an engine & would smoke the tires when the gas was slammed.
A compression check at the least.
It may be that the car was used by a supervisor, or even a government
Cities and counties often buy crown vics for this purpose, and sometimes add
them to the fleet police buy.
The cars bought this way may have a better interior and option list than the
standard police version.
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