On this Sunday edition of the the Hooniverse Malaise-O-Rama weekend I thought we would start with the king of the Malaise era barges, the Lincoln Town Car. A confession before we go further… I almost bought a 1979 Town Car but purchased a 1980 Mustang instead….. I should have bought the Town Car. Anyway here is a pair of large Lincolns, a Town Car, and a Town Coupe Convertible conversion….
The first car is a 1979 Town Car Sedan with a little over 20,000 miles. It’s in the same shade of Red as the Town Car I wanted so long ago, with your typical eye searing red interior. As with any car of this era it has all the typical styling excesses one would expect from the late 70s, from the upright Rolls Royce style grill, to the full vinyl roof with oval opera windows. With all the excess, it is actually quite restrained, buy it goes all to hell once you step inside.
The velour upholstery is a bit much, and the car would actually work better with the optional leather seating surfaces. However, there is a very 70’s option installed in the dash…. An AM FM CB radio. If you look closely on the dash, the digital clock is a Cartier. No where else would you find a CB radio and a Cartier clock.
Current bidding on this Lincoln Town Car is at $12,108, and look here…. the reserve has been met. See the eBay listing here.
Our next Lincoln used to be a Town Coupe, but is one of 50 Convertible Conversions by the coach building firm of AHA Manufacturing, Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. These convertible conversions were very well engineered, taking fully loaded Town Coupes, and merging convertible components Ford once produced for their early 70s Mercury and Ford convertibles.
Again, the color choices are perfect for a late 70s cruiser; Bright Red over White. Makes you want to buy a closet full of white shoes… According to the listing:
1979 LINCOLN TOWN COUPE CONVERTIBLE, VERY RARE, 1 OF 50, ALL POWER OPTIONS, ONLY 4998 ORIGINAL MILES! ONE OWNER, ORIGINAL TITLE, PLEASE DONT DRAG YOUR FEET, THESE CARS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND
This car has a Buy-It-Now price of $39,500. See the eBay listing here.
So which of these two Lincoln would you choose to cruise down to Ft. Lauderdale on your way to the retirement community?