Over the past few years, the collector vehicle market has expanded to include models that weren’t previously considered, well, very collectible. We’ve seen ultra low-mile, well-kept vehicles like the first-gen Ford Taurus and even a 1997 Mercury Cougar surface for sale at various auction sites and command a fair amount of attention recently, which is notable, given the fact that such things previously weren’t sold alongside vehicles like classic and muscle cars. Now, we have yet another unusual low-mile survivor to add to this growing list – a 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature that’s up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
This 1997 Lincoln Town Car has a mere 14k original miles showing on the odometer – an absurdly low total for a vehicle of this vintage – and it certainly looks the part. Finished in Cordovan Clearcoat Metallic with a landau roof and a boatload of chrome, it also looks very much like a luxurious barge from this era, along with Signature Series badging to let everyone know that this is no ordinary Town Car. The only real knock here is that the car suffered some damage back in 2002, but it has since been repaired and repainted.
Inside the cabin, this Town Car features exactly what we’d expect from a Lincoln of this era – a super comfy-looking interior with super wide beige leather seats that make long road trips feel like a dream, particularly when combined with the car’s cushy suspension. There are plenty of amenities here as one would expect, including power seats, automatic climate control, and a JBL audio system, to name just a few.
This particular Town Car is powered by the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.6L V8, which in this guise sends 190 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. Outside of its prior accident damage and some rust on the undercarriage, there isn’t much not to like about this big, luxurious cruiser, meaning that it may actually wind up selling for a reasonable price.
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From the times when Lincoln produced real luxury cars.
Lipstick red is what I called it. Neighbor had one without the landau roof.
Just a gussied up Crown Vic, far from a luxury car. I had one as a rental many times.
But, the howls when the jellybean ’98 arrived! I still prefer this boxy look.
It was a far nicer looking car without the Landau roof.