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1993 Ford Mondeo MkI

1993 Ford Mondeo MkI in Ulitsy razbitykh fonarey, TV Series, 1997-2020 IMDB Ep. 3.05

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Built in: BE

1993 Ford Mondeo MkI

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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m.pfaffeneder DE

2011-12-11 13:12

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1993+, built in Belgium

night cub US

2015-12-30 01:10

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Ep 6.16 [*]:
[Image: i461986.jpg]

Gamer DE

2017-01-06 11:36

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Ex-Finnish police?

slon95 RU

2017-01-11 12:07

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Gamer wrote Ex-Finnish police?

What?

Gamer DE

2017-01-11 12:11

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The paint job looks very Finnish rather than Russian.

slon95 RU

2017-01-11 12:15

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This is Saint-Petersburg.

Gamer DE

2017-01-11 12:18

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I know.

I said ex-Finnish police (car) It's common for people - police departments even - to sell their cars to Russia, Africa or the Middle East.
Where do you think all the Crown Victorias came from? ;)

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slon95 RU

2017-01-11 12:43

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Gamer wrote
Where do you think all the Crown Victorias came from? ;)

In the sense of?

Gamer DE

2017-01-11 15:22

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The Crown Victorias of the Russian police - all donations by American police forces.

slon95 RU

2017-01-11 16:01

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Gamer wrote The Crown Victorias of the Russian police - all donations by American police forces.

Where are you subtracted this nonsense?

Gamer DE

2017-01-11 16:03

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Ah, I hadn't seen your comment here... /vehicle.php?id=333725

slon95 RU

2017-01-11 16:11

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Gamer wrote Ah, I hadn't seen your comment here... /vehicle.php?id=333725


Well, here is a quote from a real newspapers archive:
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Asbury Park Press, Sunday, Dec. 5, 1993.
Police cars are bound for Moscow.
75 Ford Crown Victorias are being specially fitted out for export to Russia.
Cops in Moscow, capital of a once mighty state, are turning to American police cruisers to combat crime. A batch of 75 new Ford Crown Victorias destined for the Moscow police department are being fitted with flashing lights and sirens before they leave for Russia, said August LoBue, a vice president at Foreign Auto Preparation Service, which is preparing the cars for shipment. "This is going to be a real treat for them", LoBue said yesterday. "The size of the vehicle, the power of the vehicle, even the look of the vehicle are a complete 180-degree turn for them." The Fords will be nearly identical to the patrol cars used by many American police departments. Not only do they have huge 4.6-liter, V-8 engines, the vehicles are outfitted with features not usually seen in Russia: power windows, power steering and even air conditioning for the occasional Moscow scorcher. The bigger American vehicles will make it easier for Russian police to chase down the bie foreign cars that have become a common sight since the fall of the Soviet Union two years ago. "It's very difficult if you're in Lada, to catch a Lincoln Continental", said Sal Vergopia, president and owner of Westwood Lincoln Mercury, which is supplying the cars. The current mainstay of the Moscow police is the small, four-cylinder Lada, made in Russia under license from Italy's Fiat. The new Fords were bought as part of a U.S. aid package signed earlier this year by President Clinton. "It's the first contract of its kind between the U.S. and the Commonwealth of Independent States", Vergopia said. Westwood beat out 42 other bidders from seven countries to get the contract, Vergopia said. Moscow police first tested a variety of other vehicles made by companies such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, he said. An initial 50 Fords have already been sent to Moscow, and Westwood hopes to deliver 300 more on top of the 75 currently being fitted. Maintenance and repair for the patrol cars will be done at European subsidiary of Ford which operates five Moscow facilities, Vergopia said. Apart from the police cars, Westwood does a thriving business selling bulletproof vans and limousines across Russia, from St. Petersburg in the north to Odessa in the south and as far east as Siberia, Vergopia said.


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Gamer DE

2017-01-11 16:18

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On another subject, I don't get why people always say Odessa is in Russia - it's in the Ukraine.

slon95 RU

2017-01-11 16:36

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Gamer wrote On another subject, I don't get why people always say Odessa is in Russia - it's in the Ukraine.

Well, it was after about two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union... so few people while well versed in this.

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There actually was a competition in 1993, for a new car for the Moscow PD. Except Ford Crown Victoria, there was also a lot of other cars.
It is noteworthy that the Caprice and Crown Victoria were deemed least suitable. Ironically, despite this, it was decided to purchase exactly a Crown Vics.

Here are the photos of the cars from the 1993 competition:
[Image: 9.jpg] [Image: caprice__vica.jpg] [Image: 2006_2-mil-collage-1995.jpg]

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Baube QC

2017-01-11 16:43

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i don't know if it is because i'm used to Crown Vic, Caprice , Impala and Charger but... i just can't imagine a 1990-1994 Lumina as a police car... :lol:

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Gamer DE

2017-01-11 16:47

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1991-94 in the photo, not a '90. ;)

ingo DE

2017-01-11 17:16

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slon95 wrote
Where are you subtracted this nonsense?

Well, until you explained it, I thought something similar here:
/vehicle.php?id=849957

rtsbusman1997 US

2017-01-13 05:54

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Baube wrote i don't know if it is because i'm used to Crown Vic, Caprice , Impala and Charger but... i just can't imagine a 1990-1994 Lumina as a police car... :lol:


There actually was a official police package for the Lumina from 1991-1994 (supposedly 1992-1993 only)

slon95 RU

2017-01-17 21:17

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Gamer wrote The paint job looks very Finnish rather than Russian.

As I said, this is a typical St. Petersburg 90s police cars painting.
Ex-Finnish there were only some of Volvo in the early 90's, and they usually had a black roof.

slon95 RU

2017-01-17 21:45

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[Image: i4571702.jpg]

Gamer DE

2017-03-02 20:31

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For comparison: /vehicle_542707-Ford-Mondeo-1996.html
/vehicle_36515-Ford-Mondeo-1994.html

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