Multi-genre music legend Johnny Cash left an indelible mark on the world after growing up in poverty, then using his unique voice to become one of the best-selling artists of all-time. Cash also had an affinity for luxury cars, having owned a Rolls-Royce, Cadillac, and this very Lincoln Town Car Cartier L over the years, to name a few. Now, the latter is seeking a new home at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming fall Scottsdale auction.
This particular Lincoln Town Car Cartier L was produced especially for Cash and his wife, June Carter-Cash, back in 2001. Since Cash’s nickname was the “Man in Black,” it certainly couldn’t have been finished in any other color. Other notable exterior touches include a landaulet roof and a continental-style trunk, and there’s a host of chrome scattered across the exterior to further enhance the luxurious look.
The rather plush interior is finished in a contrasting gray leather, but there’s one very special detail present here – a dash plaque that reads “Built Especially For June And Johnny Cash.” Today, the cushy ride has just over 28,000 miles on the clock. It packs Ford’s ubiquitous 4.6L Modular V8 under the hood, which produces 239 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque, mated to FoMoCo’s four-speed transmission.
Cash actually gave the car to his neighbors in Jamaica back in 2003 following Carter-Cash’s death, after which they shipped it to their home in Germany, where it’s resided ever since. The car was previously up for sale by Barrett-Jackson back in January, but for whatever reason, didn’t find a new home despite being auctioned with no reserve.
Now, this special Town Car is once again up for grabs with no reserve price. We imagine that someone out there will find themselves enamored with its undeniable star quality and want to bring it home. Heck, who wouldn’t want to own an drive the same Lincoln the Man in Black once did?
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Very nice. Wonder what he would have now if he was still living?
I would say a Cadillac Escalade with all the bells and whistles.
The shipping and insurance costs would probably add a lot to any winning bid.
I see the air bags are shot. Is the car still in Germany as noted in the article?