Someone Has Put More Than 1.3 Million Miles on a Lincoln Town Car
It’s a first-generation model tooby Ciprian Florea, on LISTEN 02:09
Most modern cars are considered obsolete by the time they hit 200,000 miles on the odometer. Some say that this is because cars aren’t as reliable as they used to be. It’s difficult to argue if this is 100-percent true or not, but the truth is we’ve heard of plenty of old cars that have been driven more than one million miles. One such example is this 1983 Lincoln Town Car, which showed 1.3 million miles on its odo when this footage was filmed several years ago.
It takes a passionate driver to do it
The owner of this big American sedan has been driving his car coast to coast for 25 years.
So it’s no wonder that he managed to clock more than one million miles. However, it’s laudable that he chose to do so with the same car. How did he manage to put so many miles on an old sedan? Well, the secret lies in regular visits for mandatory check-ups at the mechanic, as well as taking full advantage of Ford’s lifetime warranty. The engine and the transmission were also rebuilt, a must-do operation after the first few hundred thousand miles.
What is a 1938 Lincoln Town Car?
The Town Car was introduced for the 1981 model year as a full-size luxury sedan. Essentially a premium alternative to the Ford LTD Crown Victoria, it was also related to the Mercury Grand Marquis and the sixth-generation Lincoln Continental. The first-gen model featured a 4.9-liter V-8 engine that was rated at 140 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque for the 1983 and 1984 model years.
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The Lincoln Town Car was redesigned in 1990, with the second-generation model also based on the popular Ford Crown Victoria. Its reliability is far from surprising, as the Crown Victoria itself is known for being one of the toughest passenger cars built in the United States and its long career as a police interceptor and fleet car.