After more than 30 years, production of the Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town Car has ended. The large, gas guzzling, rear-wheel drive behemoths have been the favorites of limo drivers, taxi drivers and police officers for more than a generation.
The end of the Town Car and the Crown Vic, as it’s affectionately known, comes as Ford tries to become a hipper and more fuel-efficient company.
So what has made the Crown Victoria and the Lincoln so popular? Star Auto Repair on Chicago’s North Side is a good place to answer that question. The shop is open and busy from 9 to 5 — that is, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., 20 hours a day.