I've just bought my 7th Tc 2,91's,2 92's, 4 94's. my first 91 had 122k which was a very unusual thing for me to do, however I bought it spent 1k drove 1 year and sold it for what I had in it. that's 10k for paying taxes and upkeep. I could write a good book on my 'good' town cars, thanks Ford Motor Co.!!!
LRM I have a 1992 LTC which I purchased in May of '93 with 17,000 miles on it. It was a Rental Car since put into service in July of 1992. I currently have 197, 000+ miles on it.
My problem is that the dash lights are either going dim or have burned out. I cannot seem to find them for replacement. Can anyone help with some direction?
This has been the best car I have ever owned. I cannot even think of giving it up.
I bought my Lincoln Town Car five years ago. The mileage was 136000 miles. Oh boy! This 1992 Signature was so pretty that I was careless in examining for problems. I happily drive the car today (200000 miles on it now!) After buying the car; the following problems cropped up; Air conditioner,$1500;every window failed within a year! The windows were easy once it was found that the main problem is solved with a $6.00 kit with plastic balls which act as a safety "torque" when the window "resists." The suspension air was purposely trashed and replaced with springs; a great improvement! Driving wear creates the usual, erg, lights etc. Mystery is the 19+mpg city and 25+hwy! I name the car "Wilson" after the ball in the movie "Castaway." A wonderful automobile.
My dad worked at GM for 30 years and did a lot of mechanic work for others over the years. Three years ago, when I told him that I bought a '91 LTC, he said those cars were built to last and that I'd get at least 300K miles out of it. I now have 200K on it and she runs great, rides smoothly.
When I decided to buy it, I factored in that I would eventually replace the alternator, starter, water pump and put new tires on it. I have $3500 in it to date. I still haven't had to do the water pump. I'm getting 18/23 mpg. I'm conservative with my gas pedal and keep it in overdrive, due to mostly highway driving.
I was glad to see all the info about the suspension bags being replaced with coil springs. And, the info about the window motors was good to read also, as I'll need that in the year to come. I just calculated the cost to drive this car for the next ten years (included gas, oil, & repairs coming up) and compared it to the cost of a new compact hybrid getting 40 mpg and a $9K rebate* (gas, oil & $1K for repairs included.) After ten years, I would have spent the same amount of money on both. I think I'll keep the comfort of the LTC... smiles.
I have a 1991 Town Car and it's the best. I changed a brake booster master cylinder and normal things... windows did stop working, front passenger only survivor.. I'd like to fix them, any suggestions?
And has great gas mileage, everyone is so on point with this car, they're worth every penny and stay pretty -- this was always the car of dreams, and I have it now and would like more info on fixing small issues. We are TC FAMILY.
I have a 1991 Town Car Presidential edition that belonged to my dad and was always garaged. It is well maintained and always garaged. I am trying to decide whether to keep or sell it. It has 97,000 miles and is in very good shape. Does anyone have an idea what it is really worth? I don't want to make a mistake and let go of a classic, but really don't need another car around.
To the previous poster (0:55)
Have your Lincoln professionally appraised before putting it on the market. Once an accurate market value is determined, you can put the car up for sale and know when to dismiss "low-ball" offers...
I have a 1991 Executive which I bought for 60000. It was part of an estate and is absolutely beautiful inside and out. It has the fabric roof which is attractive, but don't park it under a tree. The bird related stains are hard to get out! It rides very comfortably but a little soft on the corners, not surprising considering the weight. There have been some problems, some of which are probably related to lack of use. It hadn't been driven since 2008.
Ball joints all around. I don't know what ball joints are but they cost a lot of money.
Front brakes locked up for some reason and fried everything.
Alternator went out.
Three power window motors are either out or have gone out.
Power antenna doesn't work. Still get reception.
Installed after market radio with CD, original one didn't work. (I'd have done this anyway).
Check engine light comes on but then goes out again. I'm ignoring it until I need an emissions inspection.
A lot of this stuff can be categorized as annoyances. Knowing now what I do, would I buy it again? Oh yeah.
PS I've always thought that people who have personalized tags are self involved and a little peculiar. I came up with this idea for my Lincoln and couldn't resist. Cunard. That's the name of the British Company that owns the QE2. It fits, don't you think?
After spending a year looking for the perfect TC, I finally bought a one owner 1996 Executive series with 96,000.
3 days after buying the car, I had to replace the faulty intake manifold.
But recently I've been experiencing a problem starting the engine sometimes after a long drive. If I wait 5 minutes though it will start right up. No check engine light or anything else.
I've talked to other TC owners and they said there's did it too. Can someone please give me an explanation of this?
What is the Presidential Edition like, and how is it different from the other Lincoln?
The Presidential package could be optioned with a full vinyl or cloth roof. Lincoln star ornament with Cadillac-style wreath around it on the c-pillar. Leather interior with all power options. Some of them were even fitted with a ballistics package. Great if you need an added level of security.
Presidential packages are available on just about any car, but the mid-fullsize domestic luxury cars are where it belongs and looks good. Unfortunately it's available on wannabe luxury cars like Lexus and some Hondas, and looks horrible.
Frankly my personal opinion is that all modern cars (about 1995 on) look terrible with vinyl/cloth tops. The most hideous car I saw with one of these add ons was a late model Toyota Camry. Talk about ridiculous. I wish that people would just let this automotive styling cue die with the great cars of the past that they once looked so good on.
My Town Car is a '96, and it has a full length black cloth top with opera lamps and limo-like back window. Also the top completely covers the skinny vertical quarter window. This, along with a black body and interior, makes the car look really sharp and elegant.
The '98 and beyond TC's don't really look that great with the tops, unless it's a triple color combo.
The value of a 1991 Lincoln Town Car Presidential Edition is difficult to appraise, due to the fact that it is an aftermarket conversion of a regular TC. Factors involved are what factory options are on the car in addition to the Presidential Edition add-ons. If the car has less than 100,000 miles on it, you can pretty much forget the basic appraisal value due to the rarity of the car.
Based on my own 1991 Lincoln Town Car Presidential Edition, which has less than 100K miles and has been well maintained, with most everything that likely failed and repaired. If the interior is excellent and the outside is flawless, including the air ride suspension, the current collector market value for these diamonds is between $10,000-16,000, depending on where you live.
My advice is keep it, maintain it and drive it. You can put 300k miles on these cars with reasonable care.
The comfort and great gas mileage can't be matched by any other luxury car.