A friend of mine had bought a Mark III that was destinied to be sunk in the San Francisco Bay for some kind of police diver training. He was storing it at his folks' house in Petaluma, North of San Francisco (we both lived in Reno at the time). He had the intention of selling it to me later, though his folks and him ended up selling it to another Lincoln guy that has been restoring it.Already warned the wife my next one will be a 60s or 70s lincoln.
Well now, that is great to hear coming from a young lad! I'm 79 and agree with you 100% Nothing like American cars especially the older ones. We bought our first Lincoln a year and a half ago. 2006 LTCS with 24k miles on it and the original tires, garage kept.
So the other day at a gas station I complimented a fellow parked beside me . . . his Town Car with landau roof treatment was a beauty, prettier than my plain one. He started talking, a thick Eastern European or Russian accent evident. He was now a proud citizen of the US and his dream had been to travel around the country in a big American car . . . where he'd come from growing up, he said, cars had about a hundred mile range before repairs were needed, which I equated to Trabants.
He couldn't have picked a better example.
I'm 79. Got my first TCSL(2006) last year. A 2001 Grand Marquis before that. Took our grandson (20) to dinner last night. He, of course, wanted to drive. He's driven both cars before and really likes them "big boats". He said man you can't even feel the bumps in the road. We love our TC also. Ironic in that our GM wouldn't pass inspection (rusted frame), but as luck would have it, a Funeral Parlor traded this '06 in with 24k original miles, original tires, garage kept.I'm 36 an just got my 05 TC. I had a 97 Grand Marquis GS when I was 18 too, it was my Grandfather's car that I inherited. All of my friends loved the GM back then