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Posted By: David Knight
Posted On: Saturday October 17, 2020 at 1:40 PM
 
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As far as I know, David, the long wheelbase model was done for taxi service only.
I remember the first time I saw one I was fascinated. I didn’t know they existed. None have been done in scale but the Greenlight versions are the best in 1:43 NYC taxis.

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Pics: Christopher Moroni, here is my response to your post 28961.3 below: by David Knight #28967
interesting re-creation and neat pics (EOM) by Galen Laird #28967.1
Thanks, Galen, I forgot to add salt in the water but the oil slick is there. (EOM) by David Knight #28967.1.1
Nice recreation! Hope those models survived. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28967.2
Pics: Back in service unlike the ones flooded by Sandy in Hoboken, NJ. by David Knight #28967.2.1
A superb restoration and detail (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28967.2.1.1
The pic of the real cars is a tear jerker. by David Crowe #28967.3
As far as I know, David, the long wheelbase model was done for taxi service only. by David Knight #28967.3.1
I have a 1992 Crown Vic (99,000 miles)as a 2nd car but never knew of the longer WB version. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28967.3.1.1
Shouldn't be too hard to create a LWB version by John Quilter #28967.3.2
Did the longer wheel base show up in the rear section; requiring a longer rear door? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28967.3.2.1
Yes, all rear seat legroom. It was six or seven inches longer, all in the back door. (EOM) by David Crowe #28967.3.2.1.1
Thanks David! That would be a great family car ! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28967.3.2.1.1.1
Indeed. For the size of standard length car, rear seat legroom is tight. (EOM) by David Crowe #28967.3.2.1.1.1.1
They must have learned this from Jaguar who had long and short by John Quilter #28967.3.2.1.1.2
The Lincoln Town Car had a six inch longerframe and body by Bob Jackman #28967.3.2.1.1.2.1
Pic: Lincoln Town Car also had an extended version called the Executive L by David Knight #28967.3.2.1.1.2.2
The standard Town Car was six inches longer than either the Crown Victoria or Mercury. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #28967.3.2.1.1.2.2.1
Pics: And while the standard Town Car was six inches longer than the Crown Vic by David Knight #28967.3.2.1.1.2.2.1.1
Got it. I didn't understand that it was longer then the standard Town Car. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #28967.3.2.1.1.2.2.1.1.1




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