1988 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 5.0 V8 from North America
The Gem of the 1980s is Still Elegant Today
Slight oil leak.
Passenger side rear window requires assistance to go back up.
Vacuum line seems punctured, causing a low hissing sound inside the cabin at idle.
Amounts of rust on the rear bumper, door panels, and rear underbody.
This car should have been called the highway car, not the town car. It really gets moving at highway speeds and feels very balanced. Around town driving is less efficient, but the handling and steering is fingertip easy. Although the car is approx. 4400 lbs, and 18 feet long, it doesn't seem so huge after driving it for a while.
I bought the vehicle from the original owners of 20 years. They were looking to trade it in in order to upgrade to a 'new' 88 TC Cartier.
I have put a lot of hard miles on this $500.00 gem and have not a single regret or worry that it will get me where I need to be.
I like this car so much in fact, I prefer driving this around over my 1998 Mark VIII LSC.
I can't wait to find one with the digital instrumentation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2008