Hot Sixty 4th: The Evolving Police cars 4
Don't mess with the interceptor (hotsixty4th Greenlight Ford Crown)
Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes slightly larger. One of the most popular police vehicle in the 90s for the police department (California Highway Patrol) that sometimes a black civilian Crown seen at the rear view mirror would give drivers goose bumps and so for my 81st post in Drivetribe and 327th total post, I present to you the 1992 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor from Greenlight under their Hollywood series 27.
The Ford Crown Victoria aka "Crown Vic" is a full-size sedan that was marketed and manufactured by Ford. This I believe was one of the last great American full-size cars in the 90s and 2000s as most manufacturers are shifting to midsize cars (in which they are now identified as full-size cars under the car rental companies) and later on in SUVs.
Since this car is based on the movie remake of 'Gone in 60 Seconds', how accurate is this car to the movie. Well it should be quite simple that since this is I believed based on the actual police car it should be pretty accurate. Well not exactly. The police cars used in the movie has a straight horizontal bar but this has a V shape pattern instead. Another is the side marking on the front doors and the rear. See the clip below for comparison. Freeze frame it if you need to.
Now how could Greenlight missed this? They could have easily replicate the actual markings on the police car but choose not to. What about the light bar? Cost issue probably? Well Greenlight does not have to come up with a new mold as there are similar light bar that already exist within their Hot Pursuit series like this Monaco below.
Image borrowed from the web
I figured that since there are numerous police cars appearing in this movie for just a few seconds, Greenlight most likely decided to forego the accuracy and came up with a casting with a paint scheme close enough to the ones used in the movie.
It's been a while since I watched the movie except for the included chase scene clip, so it is hard to say if this specific police car with the number '594' on the roof ever appeared in other parts of the movie.
Still I was happy to have found a black and white Crown Vic as I really like police cars with this color scheme.