The Police Package - Ford LTD and LTD Crown Victoria

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1979-1982 Ford LTD and LTD-S

1983-1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

1988-1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
1979-1991 Ford LTD and LTD Crown Victoria
The new downsized Ford LTD was introduced for the 1979 model year. The LTD-S was a lower priced version of the LTD that was used as a fleet package car. The police package was available on both the LTD-S and the LTD. Most police and fire departments used the lower priced LTD-S over the more expensive LTD.  The LTD-S was available from 1979 to 1982, and had only a single headlight on each side of the front grill.. The 1979 and 1980 LTD-S had ventilation slots in the middle of the front bumper, the 1981 and 82 models had a solid front bumper. Also all of the 1982 Ford LTD's (both LTD-S and regular LTD) had the blue Ford oval on the front grill, previous models had the word FORD stamped on the top of the front grill. For 1983 the car was renamed the LTD Crown Victoria (The LTD name was given to the mid-sized Ford, commonly known as the baby LTD).The car was next restyled in 1988, and remained basicly the same until it was replaced with an all new Crown Victoria in 1992. The full sized Ford police car was a moderate seller up to the mid 1980's,  because police cars from Dodge, Plymouth and Chevrolet were better overall during those years. By 1985 sales began to pick up, and by 1990 the big Ford Police car was selling just about even with the Chevrolet Caprice.