• Sep 17, 2010
Ex-Bondurant Cobra-engined Roush Ford Crown Victoria – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're aching for some seat time in the the new Ford Police Interceptor, but given our choice of flogging one of the new-school bruisers or one of the old-school cruisers, we know which one we'd take. And it just happened to appear on eBay Motors. Used as an ex-Bondurant Driving School car, this 1999 Crown Victoria is just one of eighteen cars built by Roush for Bob Bondurant's school. Number 15, to be precise.

Under the hood sits a 320-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine plucked from the 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra. The typical police-issue slushbox has been nixed in favor of the T45 five-speed manual normally reserved for SVT Cobra duty. The front and rear suspension setup features Eibach springs and solid sway bars, and the go-fast action can be brought to a quicker halt thanks to a set of Brembo rotors, Hawk pads and Baer steel-braided brake lines. The car is also fitted with a Corbeau driver's seat and five-point safety harness, four-point harnesses for the other seats and a fully-integrated roll cage. If that isn't enough, this potential super-sleeper has a Halon fire suppression system should things get a little warm in the cabin.

The good news is that you can put this car in your driveway by parting with 20,000 of your hard-earned dollars, or perhaps somewhat less if you're a savvy bidder. The bad news? it's not street legal. It's a purpose-built machine for Bondurant and has never been registered or titled. Track beater anyone?

Hop on over to eBay to see the listing to see the specs and hop the jump to see this big black beast in action.



[Source: eBay Motors | Image: Challenger Motorsports]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      You lost me at 4,800 pounds.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm trying to figure out how this thing weighs 4800lbs. A stock Crown Vic (this is an Interceptor) weighs around 4100lbs. Where did that 700lbs come from?

      • 4 Years Ago
      It got passed on the main straight by what looked like a Miata.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not to nitpick, but just curious - what "modern technology" does a Miata engine have that a 32V Cobra engine didn't?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh, 32 valve. It's also DOHC. Then I have no idea. Magic?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup, Miata. Ouch. Looks like 4.6L of old American fury can't keep up with 1.8L of modern technology.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've seen this exact car if not a very similar one at Cars and Coffee Irvine, several times. Hardly anyone noticed what it was.

      Looking at it, it looked as if whatever miles it had where rough miles.

      I agree with the sentiments above that it maybe a tad bit overpriced.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quick sell it to me for $500 and I'm going racing at Lemons..
        • 4 Years Ago
        my thoughts exactly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great sleeper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wasn't this already posted as being on sale? Or was that Jalopnik?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jalopnik. About a couple of months back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $20,000 are you freaking NUTS! This car is not exactly a desirable model, and it has obviously been beat within an inch of its life. Can't you buy a 1999 Mustang Cobra for less than that? Can't you buy a brand new Mustang V6 with 305hp and less weight for only 2k more? Good luck man. I'd offer $8,000.. maybe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those CVPI's seriously roar under throttle!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love this car! I can only imagine it with a 5.0!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thing is, you could get a CV in decent shape for like $5k (or even cheaper depending on how old you want to go), spend like $7k on a 5.0 crate engine and I'm sure you could get a host of transmissions for dirt cheap. Put some work into it and you would have a car that's better then this.

        Personally, I would just get a Marauder and slap a blower on it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had the pleasure of riding shotgun in a 4 door Mercury with Bob Bounderant at the wheel on Sonoma raceways track (Infinion?). I was a student in his road racing class. He drove the 4 door Merc faster than any of us could drive the formula fords around the track. What a thrill that was....also taught me that I could never been a pro race driver...Those 4 doors can be setup to go real fast and not just in a straight line...
      • 4 Years Ago
      20 large seems a bit high for a car you can't legally register, and has so much custom work done that no ford dealer would want to touch with a 10 foot pole, and has already probably been ridden hard and put away wet on many occasions.

      A used Mercury Marauder would be easier to deal with, and still be street legal. You can put a crate engine, and big brakes on that. And evidently, with enough custom work, put a manual gearbox in it, if this Vikkie has one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually look at the specs, this ex track car has the same specs as the marauder. Same engine etc. Bonus is the Marauder is cheaper, has not been beaten to a pulp on the track, and is street legel.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're totally right. I bought my Marauder back in 2008 for thousands less than $20k, and that is with the aftermarket supercharger and only 40k on the clock. Highly recommend this route if you are looking for a Panther that actually has some "go".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Had this of been terminator powered, it would be much more enticing.
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