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Autotrader Find: Mint 1987 Lincoln Town Car With 41,000 Miles

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author photo by Doug DeMuro October 2018

Here's a perfect 1987 Lincoln Town Car. Actually, I should amend that and say this is "the" perfect 1987 Lincoln Town Car, because I can't imagine there are many left that are this nice. This particular example has traveled just 40,000 miles, and it's the nicest one I've seen since this was a new car, around 30 years ago.

This 1987 Town Car is offered by Frankman Motor Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which always seems to have an excellent inventory of cars like this: Well-preserved vehicles that were never intended to be well-preserved. Looking at this 30 years after it was first sold, it's amazing how outdated it looks, with massive overhangs and a totally square body with no attempt at aerodynamics. This sort of thing would never, ever fly today.

But it worked back in 1987, and this car is a time capsule showing how vehicles were from that era, with a big front bench seat and a long, square dashboard with a lot of right angles. Airbags are, of course, nowhere to be found, but there's plush leather seating everywhere.

Just how does a Town Car end up in such nice condition? Carfax says it spent decades in Wisconsin before moving to Colorado in 2017, where the owner maintained it at a Lincoln dealership in Denver. I can only imagine the faces on the service department staff when this thing rolled in. Frankman got the car to sell a few months ago, and it's been offered for sale ever since -- and it's now listed at $9,852, which seems like a bargain for what might just be the best Town Car remaining in existence from this era.

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