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

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 Looking at this 30 years after it was first sold, it’s amazing how outdated it looks, with massive overhangs and a totally square body with no attempt at aerodynamics.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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  1. I have a 1986 Town Car, Cartier Edition same color as the 1987 model shown in beautiful shape.  Am always getting compliments on its condition.

  2. I wonder why a movie prop company doesn’t buy this, like yesterday, and store it for the next 80’s themed movie. Seems like this would be exactly what you want for the oil-Barron, Wall Street guy. 

    This just screams to drive someone around in the back who’s wearing a Navy double breasted suit, polished burgundy shoes, red tie, gold watch/cufflinks, suspenders and a pinstripe dress shirt were the collar/cuffs are in white. Oh, and a gold pinky ring and one of those large Motorola cellphones. 
    • They don’t need one this nice. You can buy a running 87 Town Car for $1500, slap a fresh coat of paint on it and it’ll look just as good on film as this example. 

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