1984 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 302 cui from North America


5000lb king of the road!!!


Just installed 4 shocks.

New brakes front and rear @143k.

Sway-bar links @147k.

Brake lines @147k.

Some fuel lines @148k.

Fuel filler has a small leak.

Catt air tube leaking.

Passenger rear window needs a gear set.

General Comments:


I bought this car from the original owner in Jan '08, it had 143000KM on it and been in a slight shmuck-em-up.

Paid $300 for the car, and it cost another $400 to get her on the road, and has been better than my '92 Grand Marquis has ever been! I still don't know if its TBI or Carb, but it is a 302cui (someone help!).

Has a velour interior with everything power working except the radio antenna (stuck up). Even the air blows cold! Factory aluminum rims and half vinyl roof. Cruise, auto-climate control, tilt wheel, auto headlamp dimmer and I could go on forever with the features!

Fuel economy is by no means the best, but hey I paid $700 all together for the car, so that's a lot more money in my pocket to pay for fuel (as apposed to paying $30k for a new car)!

Overall it handles and accelerates like a heavy car, but will smoke little Honda's!mJust a beautiful car to drive! Always get a Thumbs Up or Nice Car from complete strangers.

Clearcoat is impeccable and very shiny still, and has been Wax-All'ed and Oil Undercoated for its entire life! LOVE MY YACHT! LOL.

PS If anyone can help me figure out if it's TBI or Carb let me know! bigg_timmy90@yahoo.ca


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2008

2nd May 2008, 19:49

The '84 Town Car didn't weigh anywhere near 5,000 lbs. A loaded model weighed just over 4,000. These cars often weighed somewhat more than 5,000 lbs before they were down-sized in 1979 but not after they shed over a foot of length and a couple inches of width for 1980.

1984 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 302 V8, 5.0L from North America


A magnificent automobile


The alternator and voltage regulator went out right after I purchased the car. I think that that was caused by the car sitting a lot. I replaced the the int ake and valve cover gaskets when I bought it. I did a fresh tune up to. Other than that it has just been regular maintenance.

General Comments:

This is the most beautiful car I've owned. It runs and rides like a dream. Not even a Cadillac can compare. It never fails me. I would still feel comfortable taking it on a trip across the U.S.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2006

18th Apr 2012, 09:37

It's about time people started doing more reviews about these older pre-1985 Town Cars. I love these cars, and there are a couple of them in my town, but they're all 1988s and 1989s, with a couple early 1990s models. I really want to start seeing more of the older (pre-1985) Town Cars on the road as well.

20th Apr 2012, 23:35

I've got an '83 Mark VI and a '79 Town Car. Sadly, I haven't seen any others like them on the road...

20th May 2012, 11:27

I have a 1984 Lincoln Town Car/Cartier/Signature, and it is a wonderful car. I am old and cannot get in or out of it very good, as I have back problems. It has a 302 engine and gets 23-27 miles per gallon. As far as I know it is perfect, and a one owner.

23rd May 2012, 17:34

My family drove Town Cars from 1983 until 2006, when mom was talked into a Volvo S-60. It was horrible, everyone hated everything about it, and she switched back to Lincoln in 2009. Nothing compares with the quality and feel of a real luxury car like Lincoln.

31st May 2012, 08:17

I agree. It's kinda sad though that in a few years, the same may not ring true any more. Lincoln today has no brand identity or the same level of luxury they once did.