Gone but certainly not forgotten, the Lincoln Town Car is starting to become a bit of a collectible, and we aren’t just talking about the luxurious and stylish later models – but also, the big-bodied boats from the 1980s, too. We saw this recently when a very nice 17k-mile 1988 Town Car surfaced for sale last month, and now, those interested in purchasing one of these machines have another opportunity to do so thanks to this limited-edition 1987 Lincoln Town Car up for auction at Bring a Trailer.
This 1987 Lincoln Town Car is extra special due to the fact that it’s a Sail America Commemorative Edition, meaning that it’s one of just 2,014 examples produced in this particular model year. It also has just 58k miles showing on the odometer, and as such, it’s in pretty amazing condition, with near-perfect Arctic White paint accented by a dark blue carriage roof. Along with plenty of chrome trim, this Town Car is also adorned with Stars & Stripes badging, letting bystanders know that it isn’t some run-of-the-mill luxury sedan.
That much becomes even more evident when one peeks inside the cabin, which is equipped with white leather seats with blue piping, loads of woodgrain trim, and a host of amenities, including a blue leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, cruise control, a JBL audio system, a cassette stereo with an analog equalizer, and power door locks, mirrors, and windows.
Power for this big, luxurious cruiser comes from the venerable naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 – factory-rated to produce 150 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. A rare example of its breed – and a super nice one at that – this 1987 Lincoln Town Car certainly presents buyers with a unique opportunity to own something extra special.