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Posted By: David Knight
Posted On: Friday October 16, 2020 at 2:44 PM
Pics: On a rainy Friday afternoon, just looking back to the good old days
when NYC taxis were Ford Crown Vics. As I posted this, my memory suggests I’ve posted these taxis before. In fact, I did back in September of 2019. Perhaps then, another example of more is better, but only if you’re into taxis and fleet vehicles.

These next two pictures remind me of the view from our hotel room during a trip to The Big Apple in 2013. The last time I rode in a Crown Vic NYC taxi was in 2008. Production of the Crown Vic ceased in 2011. These excellent replicas in 1:43 are by Greenlight and are still available. Visible in these pictures is the Nissan NV 200, in 1:43 by Daron, a successor to the Crown Vic.

And if this isn’t enough to make a grown man cry, here are brand spankin’ new Crown Vic taxis on a flooded lot in Hoboken, NJ waiting for delivery to NYC but now a total loss. This occurred during Hurricane Sandy.

photo credit: Charles Sykes

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Pics: On a rainy Friday afternoon, just looking back to the good old days by David Knight #28961
The big Crown Victorias are still the epitome of a by Mike DeTorrice #28961.1
Pics: The Nissan NV200 was to be the designated replacement. by David Knight #28961.1.1
I hated that NYC chose a non-American car for its taxi fleet. Any govt agency should support USA! (EOM) by Barry Levittan #28961.1.1.1
+1 Agree. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28961.
At one time I would have agreed but no longer. The Nissan by Bob Jackman #28961.
New York, New York, a Wonderful Town!.....(pics) by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28961.2
Awesome and fascinating post, Ray. Thanks! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28961.2.1
And a wonderful post, Raymond. Great history of taxis. No UBER competition. (EOM) by David Knight #28961.2.2
I lived in Manhattan 35 years. Loved the A8 Checkers! (EOM) by Ed Glorius #28961.2.3
Thought that last pic were new 1/43s packed in foam. Yikes! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28961.3
I didnt live too far from that flooded lot. Parked wife's car on high by Mark Lampariello #28961.4

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