Yeah I thought $3700 was a little pricey too, but the car was absolutely beautiful! I couldn't help it haha! and if it makes you feel any better, the car I had before this one was a Cadillac haha. I just like big luxury cars with powerful V8s. I mean, what else can I say? you treat them nice, and they will treat you nice!
Unfortunately, my Caddy was totalled by an old man who broad sided it doing about 50mph. at the same time I still had the crown victoria. that was really bad in the snow, so I decided to sell it to a friend of mine who has NO problems with it (i think it has about 92,000 miles on it now). so now I am down to my town car and a restored 1986 Ford Thunderbird LX with 29,000 miles on it.
I'm 17, almost 18 with a 95 Towncar and I love it, so mnay younger people are starting to buy these cars and love them! They are just so big and luxurious!
Hey, I'm 19 and own a 96 Town Car Cartier. My car has 247,000miles (398000kms; I'm from Canada). It runs beautifully and I wouldn't want any other car. I have looked into getting an ewer on though just because the aggressive style of them. Check out my review in the 96 area. Good to see others with high miles and still going strong!
Well, I was laughing hard when I saw the price you paid, and the fact that you had to replace heater core and other stuff.
I bought a 94 Signature series for $1700 at an auction with my friend who had a shop down the street. Only thing I changed was a water pump in 2004, and I had the car since 2001.
I used it until it got beat up; I was t boned, then some idiot hit and run me... and the brake lights quit working, the windows wouldn't go up and just a lot of lil stuff like that made me part with it.
Just one piece of advice for you; don't pay that much for it, unless it has less than 120k miles. If more than 120k, be careful what you get, have a real mechanic inspect them.
Lincolns are amazing, I never had problem with engine or tranny, I sold it for $700 and it had over 200k miles when I sold it. It was a nice ride, but need a lot of TLC. So I bought me a Continental, and now I wish I had bought a Town Car again. They will do for sure 400K miles if take care of properly. Good luck!
Why would anyone restore a 1986 Thunderbird? In my book your pushing it restoring a 76 Thunderbird... NO chance for return investment either way. Oh and 3700 dollars isn't that bad for a really clean car, and the stuff you mentioned wasn't that major.
How much is a new 1995 Lincoln Congressional Town Sedan?
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Actually a lot of young people used to buy and drive the pre-1998 Lincolns. Back in the 1980s to 1997, if you asked someone young or old what luxury car they would want to buy if they hit money, they'd say "gee I would love a new Town Car".
The 1998 models and beyond couldn't stand up to the foreign competition though, and now they all want to drive something else. Ford's corner cutting on the newer Lincoln models isn't helping either, and now only the old people who want "an American luxury car" will stomach the ridiculous $45,000 to $55,000 MSRP. Although even they now don't buy these things new anymore.
Back in the 80s and 90s, these LTCs could actually justify their price and their lines were nice. Hence, back in the day Lincolns and Cadillacs were both symbols of power, success, and respect. Nowadays the TCs biggest customers are old people, taxi and limo fleets, and gangstas. So no, there's nothing really too unusual about young people taking an interest in these older Lincolns, because back in the day, wealthy young and rich people used to drive them anyway.
I'm 23, and should I have the fortune of a lottery win, I would dock a 2011 Town Car Signature L next to my pristine 98 Crown Victoria.
The big Lincolns are hard to beat. My mom could afford any car she wanted, but chose the Town Car up until 2006, when she tried a Volvo. It was horrible (it might as well have been a Honda Accord), and she returned to Lincoln in 2009. She wanted something smaller, and opted for a 2009 MKZ. It is an incredible car, and she is very pleased with it. It makes her previous Volvo look and feel like a Yugo in comparison.