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Ford Motor Company unveiled its flagship 2003 Lincoln Town Car during a November 26 reception for news media held at company founder Henry Ford's historic Fairlane estate in Dearborn. William Clay Ford Jr., company chairman and great-great-grandson of Ol' Henry, was host.

In a sense, it's a pull-ahead for both the car and the company's 100th Anniversary, although the new Town Car is scheduled to go on sale next summer, fully a year before the company's June 2003 birthday.

Lincoln has chosen the special Town Car Cartier L model as the "halo car" for its newest version -- subject of the unveiling, media photo release and presumably later advertising and promotional efforts. This is curious because the long-wheelbase L has been virtually a stealth vehicle since its quiet introduction two years ago at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Town Car L nevertheless is the epitome of the upper end of Lincoln's lineup. The six-inch longer L, with its impressively greater rear-seat legroom, was introduced mid-year 2000 at the Detroit Auto Show as a toe in the water to test the newly rediscovered livery and executive limousine market. In MY 2000, a modest 1,200 units were programmed in the half-year, mostly for livery markets like Carey Limo and Boston Coach. According to Rick Brisson, Town Car/Continental brand manager for Lincoln, the Ls are targeted for six to seven thousand units this year.

That may not sound like much, but it's significantly larger than the 1,000 to 1,800 annual output of the Cadillac 75 limo back in the Eighties when Caddy still rode on a rear-wheel-drive platform.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
For 1996 Lincoln Town Car

Bulletproof

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21 years only repairs were air springs and ball joints -24 mpg on the road and get many comments about how good it looks and "to bad they dont make cars like that anymore" ( mine iis a 1995 - was not listed... + More »
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4-Door Sedan Cartier

Its a big , heavy car!

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This car is a nice riding car, however, it has been costly for upkeep.
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
2011 Lincoln Town Car 4-Door Sedan Signature Limited

This is the best car ever!!

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This is a very nice car and runs very smooth and is a V8 and rear-wheel drive and a luxourious car mostly used for limousines and celeberities
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