1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series
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, an original, unmolested, higher mileage 1997
Lincoln Town Car that has been well maintained and has plenty of
life left in it. Little has been changed since the curved shaped
redesign from 1993 and in very good condition with a title verified
157,809 miles, runs nicely, and provides its passengers with a
classy comfortable ride.
Showing some scuffs, scrapes and rust bubbling in the doglegs in
front of the rear wheels this original Deep Navy Blue Metallic
paint coats the exterior steel panels that are mostly straight, and
mind their gaps throughout. In front, a nice vertical polished
vertical waterfall striped grille is flanked by aerodynamic
built-in headlights, parking lights and turn signals. Badging is
correct and clean on the grille with the Lincoln gunsight hood
ornament above. Following a long hood back to a large 4 door
passenger compartment, electronic digital locks are seen on the
driver's door up front. The rear "C" pillar has an opera window
which rests within the camel vinyl carriage style half roof
covering. A thin chrome trim strip runs a lap around this big long
car and shows nicely but with some delamination of the outer clear
plastic covering. A spacious trunk and rounded wrap-around tail
lights, and a body matching neoprene bumper complete the exterior.
Standard spoked Lincoln badged wheels are all around.
Up front a digital dash in blue LCD form sits within a dark gray
plastic frame with a wood burl strip underneath and is surrounded
by stitched tan leather padding. Conveniences such as digital
climate control, an AM/FM/Cassette player, cruise control, power
seat adjustments, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks
are noted and a blast from the past in the form of a carphone. A
large split bench made up of two spacious buckets with built in
armrests stretch across the front, and a large comfortable spacious
luxurious bench across the back. These are all covered in plentiful
and firm foam and wrapped in tan leather with the fronts being
wrapped in soft and supple sheepskin. Tan carpet floods the floor
and is in good condition, and the clean headliner is stretched
tight and houses the electric moonroof.
A 4.6 Liter SOHC fuel injected V8 sits within a dusty and patinaed
engine bay but shows with very little corrosion. It is connected to
a 4-speed automatic 4R70W transmission which sends power rearward
to an 8.8" conventional axle weighing in with 3.08 gears.
Presenting structurally sound, this undercarriage shows heavy
surface rust only on uncoated steel surfaces. Floor pans, rockers,
toe kicks and frame are all totally rust free and the under door
framing is near perfect, however we note some invasive rust around
the drain holes in the rear trunk drop offs. Providing the
luxurious ride is an independent coil spring suspension in the
front and a 4 link with airbags on the rear. Power disc brakes are
noted on all 4 corners as is power steering. Dual exhaust quiets
down the 4.6 Liter to barely a whisper and is surface rusted
original equipment. We do see an apparent coolant leak at the front
of the engine, so some investigation and repair is in order.
A quick starter all did very nicely on our test drive, had my crack
decoder and dear friend not been along on this drive I may have had
to strip to my skivvies and enjoy the lush sheepskin against my
posterior, (one of the benefits of working at Classic Auto Mall).
All smooth ride, shifting, and acceleration. Ease of operation is a
definite plus for this big skate.
Nicely presenting, clean, tasteful colored, Lincoln. If you are
looking for the classic mid '90's ride your grandfather loved, then
you need to come into the halls of Classic Auto Mall and have a
look at this luxury cruiser. Well maintained and cared for, it led
a good life, and it is ready to perform a lifetime of service for
you and yours.
L-Active Seatbelts & Airbags
M82-Towncar Signature Series
W-4.6L SOHC V8
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
612159-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.