Continental or Town Car?

Bob@LakeAnna

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I have a 1975 Lincoln Town Car/ Continental. I say that because I really don't know if I should refer to it as a Continental or a Town Car. Both markings are clearly on the car. I've always thought of the Continental as a two door coup where mine is a four door sedan. I love the car though I drive it very little. Bought it from original owner in 1995. He kept it garaged as I do. Was this the transition year that Lincoln started introducing their Town Car as we all came to know them and then went on to produce separately the Town Car and the Continental?
 

Bob@LakeAnna

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Thank you islandwoodie. The reference I hear most is "Lincoln Continental Town Car. My licence plate reads "1st Lincoln Town Car". I plan to keep it. In the meanwhile, I came upon a mechanic who has taken my car into his shop to give it a "complete go over" Immediately he installed a new thermostat. The car was running hot even after just 15 minutes of idling. Why the fellow whom I had been taking the car to couldn't figure that out I'm not quite sure. At the rescue squad where I run as a volunteer EMT, this mechanic services all our ambulances - how I came upon him. His next step is to drain out all the gas, flush out all the crud, and start with new gas. Even though I added a stabilizer to the tank a short time ago, I know for fact that much of the gas in it to be old because I don't drive the car but very little (that being my problem). I'm very optimistic now about the future of my car. Sorry I've run on and on here but, again, that's what forums can be for I suppose. Again, thanks. Bob@LakeAnna
 

BigBoat

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I have a 1975 Lincoln Town Car/ Continental. I say that because I really don't know if I should refer to it as a Continental or a Town Car. Both markings are clearly on the car. I've always thought of the Continental as a two door coup where mine is a four door sedan. I love the car though I drive it very little. Bought it from original owner in 1995. He kept it garaged as I do. Was this the transition year that Lincoln started introducing their Town Car as we all came to know them and then went on to produce separately the Town Car and the Continental?
Hi-I'm surprised you haven't received an answer yet! The model of your Lincoln is referred to as a Continental; while the Town Car designation was an optional trim level from 1970-1980. If the Continental coupe had the same upgraded trim level it was called a Town Coupe. So, all Town Cars and Town Coupes from 1970-1980 are Continentals with an option package. The "Town Car" didn't become its own model line until 1981 and remained so until 2011.
 

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