Lincoln Town: Seven Interesting Facts that You Should Know
- Despite its slowly declining sales, many car experts still considered the Lincoln Town Car as one of the best-selling luxury cars in the United States. In fact, from 1998 to 2011 alone, it sold almost 659, 128 units. What's more, most of the vehicles sold under this line in America and Canada were modified as limousines and chauffeured cars.
- To celebrate the Town Car's 25th anniversary, Lincoln released a special edition package that was made available to the 2006 Signature Limited. Aside from the unique "25th Anniversary Edition" badging, this model featured nine-spoke chrome wheels, a chrome B-pillar, a Provence leather upholstery, and foglamps.
- Want to know when the name Town Car first appeared? In 1922, a special vehicle under the Lincoln line was tailor-made for Henry Ford-the Town Car. The reason behind the custom-built vehicle was that Ford wanted a limo so that he could be chauffeured to his factories. After that year, the name was dropped and used again several times until it became a different model from the Continental in 1981.
- During the 90s, the advertising line "Lincoln. What a Luxury Car Should Be." became famous. Stemming from the 1985 ads entitled "The Valet," this line was aimed towards increasing the sales of the Town Car which, unlike its competitors, did not downsize.
- After 1996, the Lincoln Town Car became the last rear-wheel drive, full-size luxury car in the United States. Also, because of the discontinuation of its competitor, the Fleetwood Brougham, the Town Car became North America's largest mass-produced vehicle.
- In 1996, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Lincoln, a special edition Town Car was released. Tagged as the Diamond Anniversary, this version came exclusive to Signature Series sedans. Some of its unique features were leather seats, a cellular telephone, a traction assist, a power moon roof, a wood instrument panel trim, a window badging, and a JBL audio system.
- Having difficulties differentiating a Cartier Series Town Car from its counterparts? If it's a yes, then just look at the seats. The Cartier models featured a stitched designer's logo instead of the traditional Lincoln star. Also, vehicles under this series, particularly those manufactured from 1998 to 2002, have golden Lincoln emblems on their tail lights.