1997 Lincoln Town Car
1997 Lincoln Town Car
The Lincoln Town Car is a dinosaur that's still roaming the highways. There are several reasons why it's still out there. 1) People need to be driven to the airport, and it has long been the vehicle of choice for the hotel-airport shuttle driver. 2) Every year, a few more guys turn 70 and say: "I'm finally getting myself a Town Car. If not now, when?" (How right they are!) And 3) The R&D investment by Ford Motor Company was paid off around 1976, so every one they sold since is pure gravy.
This is one of the last old-style American luxury boats still on the open road. (The other two being the Town Cars sister cars: Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis.) Consider these facts: its rear-wheel drive. It is built using body-on-frame technology, unlike the modern unibody design of almost every other car made today. And, most notably, its huge. It's the last of an enormous breed of lumbering American behemoths.
With some dents and dings, cracks and fades, and some actual unpainted body work on the drivers rear quarter, this car is bathed in light cypress metallic. Some beginnings of rust are noted also on the drivers rear quarter at the front of the wheel well. Tinted glass is on the rear of this car to keep the paying passengers out of the bright sun and keep them anonymous. Headlights are clear and body trim work is straight and true. 15-inch wheels are all around and show in good condition.
In this Lincoln Town Car, the seats themselves are plush and comfortable, with plenty of legroom and decent headroom. This is your basic living room on wheels. So, in city traffic or on a smooth, straight highway, it's just like sitting on a soft leather sofa. All that's missing is the TV remote, the dog and the fireplace. Leather is showing some folds but is not cracked. The Town Car has my personal favorite seat controls, which are shaped like a toggle. Everything else is as you might expect it. The climate control is intuitive to operate. This car does have an aftermarket Pioneer stereo, which is located in the middle of the dashboard. Unfortunately, because of the size of the car, the center of the dashboard is actually pretty far away from the driver and requires a bit of a reach. Carpet has stains in front and in back, and the dash is original and could use a good cleaning.
This Town Car has a very reliable powertrain, which should last at least 200,000 miles. Because it hasn't changed much over the years. We see an unrestored, dusty 4.6 liter V8 with EFI and a 4R70W 4-speed automatic. On back is a Ford 8.8-inch rear with 3.08 gears.
This car fired right up and ran just swimmingly. In fact, I got to test drive and drop the kids off at the pool literally, and they had a great ride. A good comfortable cruiser.
Fortunately for a potential buyer, there's still a booming airport shuttle business. And if not that a nice neighborhood cruiser. Comfortable seats, a fairly straight exterior and a smooth-running car.
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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