Blue Hair Special: 1989 Lincoln Town Car
Sometimes in the morning when I get up, I feel old. My joints are stiff and my head is pounding for a cup of coffee — which is something that didn’t happen a decade (or so) ago. But that’s okay, because being old has its advantages. You get to say things that you felt as a younger person, but didn’t say. You get to dole out your experience to young whippersnappers and tell them how easy they have it these days. But the best part, is that you get to drive a comfortable car. No more stiff, low, sporty cars, no…we don’t need them to get to church on time on Sunday morning or to get your latest prescription filled at the pharmacy at 10am on a Tuesday…no. But what we do need is a car that drives like a 5000 lb marshmallow and has a seriously sweet throwback radiatoresque grill. Now, get off my lawn. Find this 1989 Lincoln Town Car offered for $5500 in East Windsor, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1989 Lincoln Town car
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: brown
title status: clean
Near pristine condition. Garaged. 127,000 original miles. Remote starter. CD player. Velour/fabric interior. Keyless entry. Non-smoker. CarFax report on hand.
SERIOUS buyers only please.
See a better way to drive really slowly? email@example.com
If ever there was a sleeper swap candidate this is it. But then after shoving the requisite LS1 in there you would probably have to donk it. Because, well you would have to. Which makes me realize I so want to be a shuffling old guy with a donked town car with something monster under the hood.
Champagne is still beige. Dropped this in Photoshop and it looks better in almost any other color–light blue, light olive, silver, medium brown, any dark color–all look smashing, and rose gold was a nice surprise.
David Bowie’s blue Lincoln is still the best looking post 1970 Lincoln
The car in The Man Who Fell To Earth was his own car in fact.
So I would go with blue. Fuscha hair perhaps?
That’s a *way* better looking car.
What’s your feeling about a Mk VIII? Could have been a contender.
I have wanted a Mk VIII with some decent mods under the hood for quite a while, especially the later, more rounded ones. They look downright menacing in dark colors.
Well you could build something like Dax Shepherd’s
His stunt car brakes look fun.
Having learned to drive a tractor before a car, individual pedals for each brake always seemed like just the thing for NYC parking.