An estate sale find like this 1985 Ford Crown Victoria here on eBay is among my car-related bucket list items. Not specifically a Crown Vic – you all know me too well for that – but something German that was Grandma-driven and barely traveled further than from the garage to the corner store. With only 10,000 original miles. this two-door comfort cruiser has a Buy-it-Now of $12,000 and the reserve unmet.
The seller says that the vehicle was special ordered from the factory but doesn’t offer any details on what options set it apart from the 12,000 other Crown Victoria coupes produced. The interior does look like that of a new car – and quite luxurious – but it’s still hard to believe this cost over $15,000 when new.
In addition to the engine bay and interior looking like new, the Crown Victoria still has functional A/C and wears its original tires. The listing doesn’t mention if the car has sat idle for the past 10 years or if it’s been used, but I suspect some reconditioning work will still be needed, even with the near-new reading on the odometer.
Another perk to estate-sale finds: chrome finishes and rubber strips still appear as new, just like on this blunt front end. Although this is an impressive find, the $12,000 BIN seems like an ambitious ask for a nice but not desirable car. Still, if the reserve is set at about half that price, this could be a car worth bidding on if you want to relive the experience of the Blue Oval’s high-end offering in the 80s. Would you spend your hard-earned cash on it?