1985 Lincoln Town Car
The second-generation Town Car was a sales success and became one
of the best-selling full-size U.S. luxury sedans. During the late
1980s and early 1990s, Town Car sales regularly exceeded 100,000
units with 120,121 Town Cars being sold in 1994 alone. Following
the discontinuation of the Cadillac Fleetwood by General Motors
after 1996, the Lincoln Town Car became the longest-length
regular-production sedan sold in the United States.
For consignment a 1985 version of the Lincoln Town Car. Showing
very nicely in mid 1980's square and rectangle design motif, it has
been the beneficiary of a respray to factory matching color, a new
vinyl landau top, and many mechanical fixes and redux's to bring
her up to snuff. A 3 owner car; first by a minister in Florida,
then to his daughter from Pennsylvania, then to the current
consigner where it has been lovingly cared for and well maintained.
1985 never looked so good...and luxurious! AMEN!
All straight rust free steel slabs straight as arrows cover this
car, and are covered themselves in an excellent respray matching
the original factory color... that being white. For 1985, the model
was given a mid-cycle facelift. In addition to (slightly) improving
its aerodynamics, the design was intended to visually shorten the
car (though length was essentially unchanged). The front and rear
bumpers were redesigned, better integrating them into the bodywork.
The rear fascia was redesigned; distinguished by redesigned tail
lamps, the trunk lid was better integrated with the rear fenders.
Still there are the iconic front grille, big and chromed with the
vertical Lincoln star on top. A padded blue "coach top" covers the
rear third of the roof, and certainly adds more class. Signature
Series badging denotes the trim level, and I can say all trimmings
are looking great, with just a slight oops on the passenger rear
wheel well trim. All else is like new. Chromed spoked wheel covers
are wrapped in thin whites on all 4 corners and are low mileage
A swing of the massive well balanced doors reveals some of the
luxury and conveniences you are about to have at your fingertips.
Starting out with the initial opening of a code punch or keyless
entry on the door sill. Nice and clean tan molded plastic
intermixes with wood applique, some chromed trimmings, a lower warm
gray carpet and lots-o-buttons like power windows, power locks,
power seat controls and a side view mirror toggle. Slipping inside
I originally thought I was in my living room in front of the TV,
but I digress, and was inside this wonderful opulent automobile.
Big padded leather seats in light tan showing some folding and
patina as aged leather tends to do, forming what will be your
favorite comfortable chair. Dual big padded armrests are in the
center and can be hoisted up is an additional passenger tags along.
In back is another large padded rear bench, with similar aging. The
dash is more square and rectangle design, with padded light tan
vinyl, wood applique and clear covered instrumentation to keep dust
to a minimum. Plenty of controls for climate, cruise control,
intermittent wipers, and power steering from the original
adjustable column and padded steering wheel showing slight dirt.
More light gray carpet for the floors which is in nice condition,
and a light tight tan headliner is above. On the driver's side
there is slight wear from all the ins and outs of the driver, but
it is minimal in the overall scheme of things with this well
preserved land yacht.
All 4.9 liters (302ci) Windsor V8 is stuffed under the hood. It is
all unrestored and original, showing the passage of time. On back
is a 4-speed Automatic Over Drive automatic transmission.
This car is utilizing the Panther platform shared with Ford and
Mercury to save on weight and improve fuel economy. This version
was the shortest wheelbase and overall length Lincoln since the
Versailles. A bit of surface rust on the axles and intermittently
found on the underside but overall, it remains structurally very
sound for this Panther platform. Front disc brakes and rear drums
are installed from the factory. Gas filled shocks and coil springs
are seen for suspension and smooth ride.
Due to many consigner documented rebuilds and repairs, this car
started quickly and ran beautifully. It shifts smoothly and oh what
a smooth ride as I lumbered down the highway fantasizing about who
the next minion I was going to fire!
A 3 owner car with just a tick over 100K miles but well cared for
in its lifetime, and a start in sunny Florida. Our consigner took
great care of her, and it shows and goes as such. Nice paint, comfy
interior, and plenty of conveniences, this car is still living
large from 1985.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
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.