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.
This next car is a big piece of American iron built at the height of the malaise era that is mostly known for donating its rear brakes to customized 60s Mustangs and being the first production car to offer clearcoat paint. If you are a DT regular, you might also know the Versailles from the time you spent in your local junk yard back in the 90s. Fortunately, today’s example is about as far from the typical Versailles sitting on cinder blocks at Billy’s Pick-n-Pull and looks (from the single photo provided by the seller) to be in premium shape. Find this 1978 Lincoln Versailles offered for $10,000 in Atchison, KS via hemmings. Tip from BP.
This next car comes from the era when American auto designers were more concerned that their cars looked good driving down the road than anything else. Safety, fuel economy, and digital connectivity didn’t even make the list of design requirements, but you can bet that Lincoln had a 78 page design guide on the application of brown paint. At least the new Lincoln Navigator has a massive Kenworth sized chrome grill and wheels that would look large on a tractor…but it still doesn’t have have the class of a Mk III. Find this 1971 Lincoln Mk III offered for $8900 in Franklin Lakes, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
I’m not one to shout and scream about saving all of those horrible malaise era cars…but I gotta say that this next one hit me like one of those commercials where people show video montages of poor and neglected animals/kids (why aren’t you helping them instead of video taping their misery..?). Somebody has to save this old Lincoln from the snowy crashes and rust-filled future it has ahead of it in the Commonweath of Pennsyltucky. This gold moonroof optioned beast needs a garage and/or a temperate climate to survive into the 22nd Century. Find this 1977 Lincoln Mark V offered for $6,500 in Quakertown, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
It is hard to argue with the dollar per pound proposition of a used classic– particularly when the car is clean and in great condition. It isn’t that I’ve got anything specifically against new cars, it is just that used cars offer so much more per dollar. Just look at this next thing. You can’t find a car half as cool at a new car dealer for ten times the price. And while it might not conform to the latest fuel economy standards or offer apple car play…ehhh…who cares, a real pimp don’t need Waze or Google Maps telling them where to go anyway. Find this 1982 Lincoln Mark VI offered for $6,500 in Glendale, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
There are oodles of new cars for sale in the $25k range at your local Honordoytamotors dealership, and they come stock full of gadgets and gizmos; but this next car has a few things that they won’t come with. They won’t come with a 600 horsepower supercharged V8. Nor a 5 speed manual mated to […]
The Lincoln Mark VII 1986-1992 (originally called the Continental Mark VII from 1984-1985) rode on the Fox platform shared with the Mustang, Thunderbird, and Cougar. It was powered by Ford’s legendary 5.0 V8…but saddled with a basic 4-speed slushbox but this next owner has fixed that with a few parts from a used Mustang. Find […]
Lincoln first released their attempt at the luxury pickup in 2002 with the Blackwood…which didn’t sell many (3300 according to interweb sources) and was canceled within 15 months of launch. The product planners at Lincoln were still convinced they could sell a gussied up F-150..and in 2005 they released the Mark LT…which then lasted till […]
I’ve seen lots of strange things in craigslist adverts. Dirty thumbs and oily rags obscure license plates for some unknown reason on a regular basis…and there is a certain subset of the population who can only find time to take pics of their car at the gas station at night (vampires?)..but this next car is […]
This is all the money (and then some) for a ’93 Lincoln Town Car…but if you are in the market for something strange from the 90s with super low miles…you don’t have many choices. But the only problem with this car is that you can’t drive it. The second the odo turns into quintuple digits, […]