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2003 Lincoln Town Car With Mustang Cobra V8 Up For Auction

Dropping an eight-cylinder engine under the hood of an unassuming vehicle often produces unique and fun results. Several V8-swapped Blue Oval vehicles have popped up for sale in the past, such as a 1987 Ford Falcon Ute and a classy 1949 Ford Tudor. Now, an amalgamation of style and power is up for sale: a 2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive with a Mustang Cobra V8 under the hood on Cars & Bids.

The exterior of this 2003 Lincoln Town Car gives no indication as to the monster chained up under the hood. It’s finished in White Pearlescent with a Light Parchment interior. Factory equipment includes leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, a multifunctioning steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry and cruise control, but that’s where the stock options stop.

Unsurprisingly, this vehicle boasts an extensive list of modifications. First and foremost, it features the 4.6L V8 Terminator engine under the hood, tuned to deliver 450 horsepower with power transferred via a four-speed automatic transmission. That engine is topped with a Posi Ported Eaton supercharger and encased in a Teksid aluminum cylinder block.

Police interceptor heavy duty springs were also installed, and it rolls on a set of 19-inch Shelby GT500 wheels. Other modifications include an Accufab Racing throttle body, custom cold-air intake, Cobra cylinder heads, intake cams and a rebuilt transmission with Gearvendors overdrive.

This 2003 Lincoln Town Car has seen plenty of time on the road, with nearly 200,000 miles on the odometer. It has just one accident reported from back in 2005 from a minor collision with another vehicle, but the damage was minimal. The paint is also showing its age, thanks to some chips and scratches, and the wheels show some evidence of curb rash. As of this writing, 23 bids have driven the auction up to $15,000.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. JE

    From the times when Ford/Lincoln produced real automobiles. Today, with that absurd vision of producing only SUV’s and crossovers only Lincoln produces only crap that falls way behind its competitors.

    1. GetReal

      It all started when they got rid of 8 tracks!!

      1. The Gentle Grizzly

        Hiway HiFi forever!

  2. GetReal

    Idk if you guys are aware, but this had 8 cylinders under the hood from the factory.

    1. RWFA

      And what an engine it was, Intech 4.6 Mod V8 with dual OHC!

      The replacement engine is just a full zoot version of the base engine.

  3. DanFixxIt

    When Lincoln was a real player. This engine could go nice in an Aviator, Continental and Navigator. Dream on, I guess.

  4. Ivan

    Inasmuch as Lincolns, including all TownCars, came with a SOHC I wonder where the second overhead cam which you mentioned was standard in the 4.6 L was located? In the trunk perhaps?


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