Car Video:  Oversteer

Video | Here Are 5 of the Best Examples of the Ford Panther Platform For Sale on Autotrader

RELATED READING
See all Lincoln Town Car articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Karma cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs MAZDA cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Tyler Hoover March 2020

Spanning four decades and six presidential administrations with millions of units sold, the Ford Panther platform is the longest-living American car ever made -- and one of the most iconic. Models such as the Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car once sat on every corner and were the ideal choice for police cruisers, taxi fleets and limousines -- but after production ceased in 2011, aging examples of the last American land yacht have become more scarce. Still, there's plenty of great examples currently for sale on Autotrader, and the variety of models I've assembled below show the versatility of this great platform.

1987 Lincoln Town Car

1987 Lincoln Town Car: $8888

The first iteration of the Panther platform really hit its stride in the mid 1980's with the Lincoln Town Car. Using the same solid 5.0 HO engine found in the Fox Body Mustang, this setup established the Panther platform as a solid, reliable choice with decent performance at the time. Its ease of maintenance and sturdy perimeter frame construction earned a "built to last" reputation. With only 45,000 miles on the odometer, this triple maroon colored Town Car looks to be one of the nicest examples still in existence, and the pillow-top velour seats look as inviting as a La-Z Boy recliner. Find a Lincoln Town Car for sale

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS: $4397

I'm on a bit of a burgundy kick here, but the options on this final year of the second generation of Panther vehicles has me drooling. Not only does this have the fully equipped LS trim with the premium package, but it also has the mesh alloy wheels, which might indicate that it has the HPP package, too. This gave civilian Panthers a performance boost similar to the Police interceptor models, with dual exhaust and different rear axle gearing. With only 53,000 miles and a Carfax that certifies that it only had one owner, this Grand Marquis looks to be quite the bargain at only $4,300. Find a Mercury Grand Marquis for sale

2004 Mercury Marauder

2004 Mercury Marauder: $20,000

This is the last maroon Panther on my list, I promise. But of all the models built on the Platform, this is probably the most interesting. The Marauder was built for two model years as a high-performance variant of the Grand Marquis. In addition to benefiting from upgrades with the third and final revision of the Panther in 2003, numerous other performance improvements were made throughout the car. The best addition, though, was the all-aluminum 32-valve 4.6-liter V8, which was shared with other Ford hot rods of the era -- such as the Mustang Mach 1 and the Cobra. With only 20,000 miles on the odometer and its unusual color, I imagine this Marauder located in McCloud, Oklahoma, could find itself getting swooped up by a collector. Find a Mercury Maruader for sale

2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited

2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited: $1850

This Town Car boasts the highest trim level available in 2005 and was one of the first years to be offered with options such as GPS Navigation and a THX sound system. But the most impressive part of this example is the odometer reading of 435,000 miles! This is hardly unusual to find on a Town Car, as many were used in livery service and didn't seem to mind racking up huge mileage. There are currently several examples on Autotrader with over 400,000, and I've personally seen cars listed with over 700,000 miles. It's rare to see a non-black example that's traveled nearly enough to reach the moon and back, though, and especially a higher trim model like this one. Find a Lincoln Town Car for sale

2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor: $15995

Hailing from the final year of production of the Panther, many law enforcement agencies ordered surplus of Police Interceptor Crown Victoria models to last them for the next decade. Departments have since struggled to find a viable replacement for the rigorous duty of police work, which is also why so many are still in service. It appears that this Interceptor, though, was rat-holed away and barely used, as it has only 12,000 miles on the odometer. The selling dealer, which appears to specialize in ex-government vehicles, has several other low-mileage examples to choose from.

While there still is a vast supply of Panther cars available -- even as the newest examples approach 10 years of age, and even with their legendary reputation for longevity -- I doubt this will last forever. What is your favorite Panther platform listed currently on Autotrader? Search and list the link in the comments below! Find a Ford Crown Victoria for sale

MORE FROM OVERSTEER
The Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Was an Off-Road Truck Named After a Dirt Bike
5 Ridiculously Cheap V12 Cars for Sale on Autotrader
Autotrader Find: 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Manual With a New Engine

We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Video | Here Are 5 of the Best Examples of the Ford Panther Platform For Sale on Autotrader - Autotrader
×