1985 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 American automaker
Ford Motor Company from 1980 to 2011. Deriving its name from a
limousine body style, the Town Car first appeared in 1959 as a
sub-model of the Continental Mark IV, returning as a trim line of
the Lincoln Continental from 1969 to 1980. For 1981, the Town Car
became a model line in its own right, replacing the Continental as
the full-size Lincoln, a position it would hold through its
For consignment a Lincoln Town Car in total square and rectangle
design, landau top, chromed trimmings and plenty of passenger and
storage space. All bathed in clean white, this 4 door sedan has had
plenty of new parts replaced on the mechanical side, runs well, and
has logged a mere 35,791 title verified miles in its 37 years.
In a design that was ubiquitous in the early 1980's, straight lines
are abundant. The radiator grille is rectangular in shape and has a
shiny surround with vertical ribbed thin posts in the center. Dual
rectangular headlights are on either side. White paint with some
age spots and dings are seen throughout. Also, some blue pin
striping shows up on many panels. Side moldings are on near the
lower beltline, and there is some slight discoloration to the vinyl
caps that are on top of the stainless below. The roof is clean
white on the metal front part, and the dark blue padded landau top
appears in very good condition. Plenty trimmings abound within the
white field and most are in good condition adding highlighting
throughout. The very squared off straight line trunk has side
vertical tail lighting as well as some centered red light panels
just below the trunk lid. Wire wheel covers are on all 4 corners
and present nicely.
Beautiful and luxurious dark blue covers most of the interior
surfaces. All controls are within the door panels and have a wood
applique background which adds some nice contrast to the blue vinyl
and carpet below. Well preserved blue overstuffed large velour
buckets are separated by a fold down armrest. If up, it could
accommodate a 3rd passenger upfront. The rear bench is just as
luxurious and affords plenty of legroom. The steering wheel has
controls for the cruise control. On the dash is a mixture of blue
LED readouts, and analog gauges. This holds true for the AM/FM
radio and the climate control area is simple chrome knobbed slides,
which are inserted within a wood applique chrome trimmed dash
front. On top is padded dark blue vinyl and it is in very good
condition. Deep pile dark blue carpeting for the floors and a nice
tight dark blue broadcloth headliner is above.
Lifting the hood we see the original unrestored drivetrain in the
patina engine bay. This is in the form of a 302ci V8. CFI fuel
injection adds to efficiency and an AOD 4-speed automatic
transmission is attached to the back. The rear axle is a Ford
8.8-inch rear which has a 3.08 gear ratio. The engine bay has some
rust and corrosion, typical of an unrestored car of this age. We
note a recent oil and filter change was performed on the engine,
the transmission has had a fluid flush, and the cooling system was
gone over, flushed and had a new thermostat installed.
Some slight surface rust on the usual suspects and black paint and
undercoating covers the frame and solid flooring. Independent coil
springs provide the ride up front and, on the back, a 4 link with
new coil springs do the same for the rear. Our consignor states
that new rear springs were recently installed as well. Power disc
brakes in front with new pads, calipers, rotors and hoses, and
power drums for the rear.
A quick starter, and I sat in the back for this test drive, and it
was a great ride. My driver reported good acceleration, good
handling, and A/C that blew icy cold thanks to a recent servicing
and stopped straight and true. I need to add, I'm going on his word
because it was so comfortable, I fell asleep!
A beautiful, classy color combination, plenty of conveniences, and
wonderful blue velour combine to offer up a nice luxury car. From
the stand-alone front grille to all the exterior trim, and smooth
ride, this is a good used car. And with a laundry list of new parts
and low low miles, this luxury ride right out of the mid 80's is
ready to serve you for a long time.
P96-Town Car 4 Door Sedan
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
706429-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.