My good pal and roomie, “Big Daddy” Tim Anderson made a very cool, very short film a while back. There are 2 stars. My old 2000 Ford Crown-Vic Police Interceptor is one. This was my favorite car ever. I got it for $4.4K from the best used vehicle dealer in the extended Bay Area, Steve Smith of Smith Trucks Montara Beach 650-728-2800. Call Steve and his partner/wife Anna if you need a really good car for a fair price. Hazel Motes in John Huston’s great film interpretation of the happy/huggy stories of Flannery Connor, Wise Blood, said sagely and prophetically: “No man with a good car needs to be justified!” These are words that I live by.
I sold it recently to my dear friends Mark and Rose and bought a newer model, a 2009 from Steve. The new CVPI is great and I love it, but it’s not quite as sweet as the 2000 – it’s lighter, and some of the appointments are not as cool. Oh well, it’s much newer and has less mileage. The old one has a lotta meat left on it and my friends are really enjoying the ride and all the perks of driving a CVPI: 1) people get out of your way 2) some law enforcement types will “let it ride” when you go by if you’re speeding a bit – could be a fellow professional 3) great cornering due to the beefed up suspension & posi-traction 4) super safe in collisions 5) awesome acceleration 6) Did I mention that people in other cars get out of your way?
At any rate, check out this link to the Youtube video that Big Daddy immortalized my old ride in: