Cheap Luxury: 2003 Lincoln Town Car
Sub $1k cars tend to be sketchy at best. You might find an old Volvo 240 that has issues starting or a rusted out pile of 80s whatever…but increase your budget to $2k and suddenly you can get a car that you could drive every single day. This next car comes from a towing company that hopefully has enough paperwork so you can get a legit title, but the asking price isn’t bad for V8 powered rear-drive sedan that is from the 21st century. Find this 2003 Lincoln Town Car offered for $1950 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
From the seller;
2003 lincoln town car
cylinders: 8 cylinders
odometer rolled over
paint color: black
title status: clean
2003 Lincoln Town Car signature black on tan leather interior V8 4.6 automatic looks and runs good* we r a towing company over here we sale them as is cond * THE PRICE IS 1950 FIRM FIRM ***
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“looks and runs good * we r a towing company over here we sale them as is cond”
I read that and all I hear is Dueling Banjos.
Back in the pre Uber days these were prized by NYC car services. There must have been at least a thousand of these with more than 500,000 miles. Companies would put 3000 miles a week on them.There were shops that only worked on Lincoln Town Cars and could do a brake job and swap out a rear axle in the time it took a driver to have lunch. There was a shop near me that always had used Town Cars and Crown Vic police cars from Pensilvania and Ohio painting the Vics yellow and the town Cars black or maroon. It was a fascinating world based on keeping the car going 24/7 and hey would basically last until they got hit hard enough to be cannibalized. The drivers were in awe of the durability of these.
I spent countless trips for my job in the 90s in the back of these thinking it was pretty nice but maybe a little worn and asking the driver how many miles and them saying 600,000.
I’m sure the carfax on this is entertaining reading.