Or perhaps it is 1984, based on the location and timing of this spotting of two 1988-91 Ford Crown Victorias on a trailer in Arlington, Virginia. These identically colored Crown Vics without vinyl tops appeared on a trailer in a well-hidden outdoor parking lot near Washington National Airport and the main bridge across the Potomac River into downtown Washington, one week before the widely reported appearance of movie stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in Washington for the filming of scenes for the next movie in the Wonder Woman franchise, Wonder Woman 1984. These 1988-91 Crown Victorias are of course too new to be right in a scene set in 1984, but they are close enough by the usual standards of movie cars.
As if the appearance of two cars suited to serve as unmarked police or FBI cars or just period background cars in a movie set in the 1980s, so close to the actual filming of street scenes for such a film, were not obvious enough, the tow vehicle being marked “Lightnin Production Rentals” should make it clear. These CCs and others are coming to a movie screen near you, possibly to chase Wonder Woman, and I am sure that we will all be happy to see them.