1988 Lincoln Town Car
The Lincoln Town Car is a model line of full size luxury sedans
that was marketed by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor
Company. Deriving its name from a limousine body style, the Town
Car was available from 1981 to 2011 with the nameplate previously
serving as the flagship trim of the Lincoln Continental. Produced
across three generations for 30 model years, the Town Car served as
the flagship sedan of Ford Motor Company and was marketed directly
against the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Within the Lincoln model
line, the Town Car was not directly replaced; the nameplate was
used from 2012 to 2019 to denote livery/limousine/hearse variants
of the Lincoln MKT. For 2017, the revived Continental replaced the
MKS, closely matching the Town Car in wheelbase and width.
Gracing our hallowed halls here at the Classic Auto Mall, we have
for consignment a 1988 Lincoln Town Car in Crystal Metallic. This
luxury classic has all the right option boxes checked, V8 power,
overdrive transmission, power accessories galore, and miles upon
miles of leather upholstery. If you've been dreaming about a
classic luxury car with low actual miles, (66,513), then read on
and I'll bring all of your dreams to fruition.
The 1980s square and rectangle design abounds on this car with its
Rolls Royce-esque grille, hidden headlights, opera window C pillar,
and rocker wide stainless steel trimming. You can be rolling in
style with just the turn of a key. All metal is bathed in Crystal
Clearcoat Metallic, and a soft supple vinyl 1/2 carriage roof
resides on the back of the top. The long hood culminates with dual
hidden headlights, a large chrome bumper and some cathedral style
corner running lights/turn signals on either side of the corners of
the front quarters. Chrome Town Car script is just behind the front
wheel and the gaps on the 4 doors are well minded. On the rear of
the car are more vertical corner lights/taillights and below the
trunk lid is a reflective red bar that holds the reverse lighting.
Finned aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners and wrapped with thin
white sidewall tires.
A swing of the heavy but well balanced, well appointed doors shows
some molded vinyl in Titanium, some faux wood grained applique,
gray carpeting and plenty of convenience toggles and joysticks.
Slipping inside we see some well preserved leather in Titanium,
overstuffed in a large wide bucket form. In the center are dual
folding down armrests. In back is another leather bench seat in
Titanium leather, presenting clean, buttoned, and very nicely
preserved. All this is floating in a sea of gray carpeting which
shows a few stains and light fading on it as well as the floor
mats. The original dash is a mixture of more molded vinyl in gray,
wood applique and a trio of lined up square gauges for the cluster
in front of the driver's wheel. More toggles, pulls and another
joystick along with temp sliders and the factory AM/FM/Cassette
stereo unit mounted in the dash's wood applique panel in the
center. Headliner is a fuzzy broadcloth and is tight and gray.
Under the large, in charge, long, and strong hood sits a 302ci V8.
This unit is fairly clean and most other parts seen within this
engine bay are clean as well with little corrosion or surface rust.
This mill is fed by EFI, and on the back is an AOD 4-speed
automatic transmission. The rear axle is an 8.8 inch Ford and has a
3.27 conventional gear ratio.
The frame has only surface rust which is unremarkable. The floors
are clean and mean showing no rust or corrosion, suspension
components have only surface rust, all clean down here. Power disc
brakes are in front, and power drums for the rear. Stock style
single exhaust snakes its way to the rear of the car and is in
The car fired right up and off to the test track we went. Our first
sign something was amiss was when the brakes are applied the right
rear brake wants to lock up, once known about it can be handled but
on the first occasion it took some creative driving to keep the car
straight. Our test drive went well with smooth acceleration,
shifting and a comfortable luxurious ride. We did notice the air
conditioning blows warm and the high beams don't stay on with the
A low mileage well cared for example of 80's square and rectangle
luxury. Good paint and interior as well as oodles and oodles of
bells and whistles make this car a great toy or even a retro luxury
daily driver. A few issues to be addressed, the rear brakes being
the main one, and this car will serve you well for many years to
M83-Town Car Cartier 4 Door Sedan
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
623166-Sequential Unit Number
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.