Classic Lincoln Luxury Car, Survivor, Low Miles, 460 V8, Auto, Air, Burgundy

Price: US $15,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Town Car
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 44513
  • VIN: 8Y81A923609
  • Color: Maroon
  • Engine size: 460 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Maroon
  • Options: --
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1978 Lincoln Town Car --

Despite decades of engineering progress, nobody has managed to duplicate the floating, effortless feeling of a true American Luxury car like this 1978 Lincoln Town Coupe. With a giant V8 up front, chiseled features, and a long list of features, this is as close as you're going to find to the ultimate American luxury car experience. If you were at the top of the world in 1978, THIS is what you drove. With such careful ownership and... low mileage on this car, you know the bodywork is excellent. Body gaps and fit are still just as the assembly line workers bolted it together, and the paint is about as nice as 1978 technology would allow. Yes, we do believe the paint to be original and even so, imperfections are minimal. The color is elegant and sophisticated and doesn't date the car as badly as some of the other choices available in 1978, making this one a great choice for the serious collectors. The original burgundy vinyl padded half-roof remains in outstanding, unblemished condition thanks to years of careful ownership, and the chrome is factory fresh, and there sure is a lot of it! Lenses, the hood ornament, and the rub strips along the lower flanks of the car are all in showroom condition. And yes, the folding headlights work properly; this really is as close as you're going to find to a new 1978 Lincoln. Inside, the burgundy leather interior is the epitome of '70s luxury. Sure, it looks a little bit like Hugh Hefner's living room, but you can't argue with the preservation and amazing comfort levels. You are enveloped by soft power driver's seat, which offers plenty of support for long-haul cruising, making this a fantastic road trip car. There are a lot of controls for all the power options, ranging from power windows and locks, to cruise control on the steering wheel, to the Twilight Sentinel that automatically turns the headlights on and off. Of course, A/C is included, as well as an AM/FM/cassette stereo that sounds great in the hushed Lincoln interior. Deep pile carpet and tons of sound insulation reduce wind noise to little more than a whisper, and there's a relatively rare CB radio in tow as well. Even the trunk shows well, with mouse fur mats and what may be the original space saver spare tire with a complete jack assembly. Lincoln's 460 V8 won the displacement war, as Cadillac downsized to a 425 V8 in 1977. Entirely original, numbers matching and showing proper maintenance, the engine bay is packed with wires and hoses, all dedicated to making the big Lincoln waft along in eerie silence. The big V8 makes enough torque to give the sensation of limitless acceleration, much like an electric motor, and drives the power accessories without hesitation. Hoses, belts, and other routine maintenance items have been replaced, but for the most part it's 100% stock and original under the hood. A C6 3-speed automatic shifts almost imperceptibly, and with friendly gears in the 9-inch rear end, this car is as great a highway cruiser as you'd expect. Alloy turbine wheels wear blackwall Hankook radials for a classic Lincoln look. The world will never again see cars like this, and you'll be amazed by how well this one looks, drives and handles, and how much attention it gets on the road. Call today!