Ford's first compact patrol car was the Ford Fairmount. The Fairmont was based on the so-called Ford "Fox" platform that would later yield such cars as the Mustang (1979-1993), LTD (1983-1986) and Thunderbird (1980-1988). Two engine choices were offered for police package Fairmonts in 1978. The first was a 200 cubic-inch inline six that offered only 85hp. Second choice was a 302 cubic-inch V8 at 138hp.