: Where to buy a 9C1?



N0DIH
02-28-06, 08:42 PM
http://capricecars.com/pages/682940/index.htm And look at the bottom to see what they pick you up at the airport with! Can't get much better than that! Well, maybe a 82 Limo.... maybe....

davesdeville
02-28-06, 10:10 PM
For the prices they want they should pick you up in a chartered Jetranger.

fullserviceman
03-01-06, 12:13 AM
Looks like the limos we had in my wedding last october, 2 fwd's and a 05 deville. Too bad the drivers took things way too slow 40 mph on the expressway what the hell?

Katshot
03-01-06, 11:09 AM
You ever drive a 9C1? I can't imagine what anyone sees in those cars. Hell, I don't even like driving the Impala SS to be honest. I mean, if you want a stripped-down car to "play" with, why have a stripped-down boat of a car? I just don't get the appeal.
Myself, if I was going to do a 9C1, I'd strip the hell out of it. Totally gut that puppy. Hell, what they come with is useless for comfort anyways. Might as well go ALL the way for weight savings at least.

N0DIH
03-01-06, 12:15 PM
I haven't, I know a cop who has, and he liked it a lot compared to the new wrong wheel drive Impala's they have now. The power really sold the law enforcement community. Average V6 cars spank those FWD Impala's easily.

Here is a good reason for the law to have 9C1's and not Fords....
http://video1.azsupersport.com/kfor__backroad_1.asx
http://video1.azsupersport.com/kfor__backroad_2.asx
http://video1.azsupersport.com/kfor_turner.asx
http://video1.azsupersport.com/kfor_catch.asx

Katshot
03-01-06, 12:45 PM
While I agree the FWD cop cars are not a good choice, and the Ford Crown Vic is a little underpowered, I think they both can handle "most" of the average police duty. I guess I'm old-school though. I think a cop car should be as fast (or faster) than anything on the street. Of course that doesn't bode well with today's liberal views concerning police chases but...:bigroll:

mccombie_5
03-01-06, 03:42 PM
While I agree the FWD cop cars are not a good choice, and the Ford Crown Vic is a little underpowered, I think they both can handle "most" of the average police duty. I guess I'm old-school though. I think a cop car should be as fast (or faster) than anything on the street. Of course that doesn't bode well with today's liberal views concerning police chases but...:bigroll:



Nothin' wrong with a good police chase!

We get to see your Crown Vics chase all sorts on TV, and then ours are put to shame because our police cars are liek this:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Stuff/beatastra.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Stuff/fleetvol.jpg

HotRodSaint
03-01-06, 03:59 PM
http://capricecars.com/pages/682940/index.htm

Hmm...they are in SoCal. I should try to swing over there someday.

illumina
03-01-06, 04:59 PM
Why go for a superfast police car? The motorollas are a Hell of a lot cheaper and the ghetto-bird is pretty quick as it is...

N0DIH
03-03-06, 05:24 PM
I personally have driven only 1 cop car, and unfortunately, it was in bad shape.

1977 LeMans with a 455 Pontiac (yes, please don't tell me it wasn't available with a 455 in 1977, they built this car this way) in it. I don't know the gearing (we are guessing 2.56), at 75 it was EASY running, in 2nd.... And it wasn't slow ANYWHERE in the powerband. this sucker pulled hard.

This was Missouri's old pursuit car, the "Wild Indian" was it's nickname. From the reports of the cops who drove it (second and third hand reports, so take it what that is worth) it never lost a chase, ever, 911's and the like lost to it. It was sold to a local police dept in Missouri (I can find out where) who drove it into the ground. My friend got it with headers rusted beyond use, brakes failing (one front caliper froze where it would not apply), rusted badly, etc.

The drivetrain was saved, the car scrapped eventually. It was an interesting one.

N0DIH
03-03-06, 05:25 PM
It is a shame to see these as cop cars! But, I guess Crown Vic's and Caprices wouldn't be the best there for city stuff either... And gas hogs in comparisson.


Nothin' wrong with a good police chase!

We get to see your Crown Vics chase all sorts on TV, and then ours are put to shame because our police cars are liek this:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Stuff/beatastra.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/Stuff/fleetvol.jpg

mccombie_5
03-03-06, 05:52 PM
It is a shame to see these as cop cars! But, I guess Crown Vic's and Caprices wouldn't be the best there for city stuff either... And gas hogs in comparisson.

They tend to use Astras and Ford Focuses (Focusai?) for trundling around and the Volvos for Rapid Response Calls or 999s, or chases etc. They also have Range Rovers and Transit Vans.

GeoGoGo
03-21-06, 11:26 PM
You ever drive a 9C1? I can't imagine what anyone sees in those cars. Hell, I don't even like driving the Impala SS to be honest. I mean, if you want a stripped-down car to "play" with, why have a stripped-down boat of a car? I just don't get the appeal.
Myself, if I was going to do a 9C1, I'd strip the hell out of it. Totally gut that puppy. Hell, what they come with is useless for comfort anyways. Might as well go ALL the way for weight savings at least.

You really should not knock a 9C1 until you have driven one. It handles as if it was on rails due to the stiffer springs. With my stiff Bilsteins and SS wheels, the car corners so hard, it makes me dizzy.

HotRodSaint
03-22-06, 10:31 AM
You really should not knock a 9C1 until you have driven one.

:duck: :hide:

Eric Kahn
03-22-06, 03:28 PM
I have owned both an 84 and a 94 9C1 chevy, both were great cars and the 94 was super, fast and handled great, the police package higher rear ends than the impala ss so they were faster

www.9c1.com

they have a classified section

N0DIH
03-30-06, 07:17 PM
My 94 Fleetwood has higher rear ratio than the 9C1. It is nice!

3.42's factory, 9C1 was 3.23.... But they have slightly shorter tires, overall might be the same effective ratio.