1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0 liter V8 302 from North America


A big comfortable fun to drive luxury car with tons of features at a cheap price


New exhaust manifold and radiator.

Brake hose had a leak and was replaced.

New gas tank.

Rear passenger window motor stopped working.

General Comments:

Rides very smoothly.

Digital clock goes out sometimes, but, comes back on when you bang the dash.

Seats are very comfortable and have no tears.

Does not go fast around corners due to its size.

Very comfortable for long drives and reliable.

An eye catcher due to lots of chrome.

Lots of features for a 1986!

Very roomy car you feel like your sitting on your couch driving or riding in this car.

A lot of times doors don't open from outside.

Gets about 15 to 17 miles in the city and 21 to 25 on the highway.

Overall a good reliable luxury car at a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

4th Jun 2005, 02:25

I`ve heard Tony Soprano raves about the trunk capacity.

1986 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 5.0 from North America


These are the only vehicles I'll ever own


The driver side back window does not roll down and the rear defroster doesn't work, but I've never seen a mid eighties lincoln with one that works.

General Comments:

My last car was an '81 and my next will be an '87 maybe.

These cars are god's gift to us, every body should own one.

It even has the original floor mats with the Cartier logo on them.

The digital dash and message board was a head of its time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2003

11th Mar 2005, 08:11

I was just thinking you said everyone should own one of these I don't think so we who own them are the select few of classy drivers and owners.

11th Mar 2005, 08:24

Oh please... the Town Car was and is a Crown Vic/Grand Marquis with some styling changes and added electronic crap.

One that is now 19 years old has all the cachet of an empty coke can.

11th Mar 2005, 10:10

Like how you made sure to capitalize Cartier's name, but not God's...

6th Aug 2005, 19:18

Hey give him a break the guy is proud of his car, and well he should be it's a great car. Kudos to you and your LTC.

31st Oct 2012, 20:48

You're thinking about much newer Lincolns. These Town Cars were bigger, offered more interior and trunk room, and featured a ton more standard features and options. Not only that, but a 1980s Town Car looked far more commanding and elegant than the Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Today's cars are the ones that are rip offs of each other.

6th Dec 2015, 15:54

You are so right and I'm the hunt for one of these.

7th Dec 2015, 11:17

I donated my fathers estate white 1988 Town Car to Goodwill. Worth around 500. I drove it on a limited basis. Very wide and hard to park. Fuel usage was high. This was in 2007 when gas prices kept climbing. He had to replace all the fuel lines due to corrosion. It was all original except for the wide clear bug screen added on the front. Not a car for everybody.

8th Dec 2015, 03:08

Let me know the next time you plan on donating a Town Car, I'll gladly take it off your hands.

8th Dec 2015, 10:40

We also donated his daily driver (a Corsica). Another car with minimal value, but it benefited a charitable organization. None of our immediate family was interested at all in the 2 vehicles.