1975 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe 2-door 7.5l 460 V8 Classic Collector's Car!! on 2040-cars
Pine Brook, New Jersey, United States
COME AND RESCUE ME! This Nearly 40 YEAR OLD American classic needs some TLC. It boasts of having only 22k original miles. When I bought this car 4 years ago at an IRS auction I was proud as could be to drive it. This Town Coupe possesses a floating feeling and a 460CID engine which is just not found today. When I first got it , everyone would comment how everything worked including the headlight doors! I started some minor restoration which was all it needed at the time. This car has been living outside and the rain, snow and sun have been taking its toll. I have not driven the car in over two years, nor have I started it. I assume the gas and other fluids went bad and starting it the way it is now would not be a good thing to do. Rust has begun and if I leave this car where it is, it will be regretful. The tires and vinyl roof need replacing also. In 1975 when this car was built, I could only dream about owning one.
So what happened? Almost three years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and my priorities changed and this car fell to the wayside along with many other hobbies and interests.
If you are the sentimental type for a nostalgic classic like this or you are looking for your next project, this Lincoln Town Coupe is waiting for you to save its life. I can give you the IRS certificate, if you desire, or turn it into a NJ title, whichever you prefer. I was also curious about who previously owned this car, but I never pursued it. I was hoping it was some famous, infamous, or important.
As disappointing as it may be, I must part company with this Town Coupe, a great American classic.
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Ford hybrids getting update to improve fuel economyTue, 16 Jul 2013
Ford has announced that it is introducing "calibration updates designed to improve on-road fuel economy for owners of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid."
We can speculate that these changes are at least due in part to lawsuits over mileage claims of hybrid vehicles. The automaker is enhancing 2013 models starting in August by raising their electric cruising speed to 85 miles per hour from 62 mph, optimizing the use of active grille shutters and the climate control system, shortening the engine warm-up period by 50 percent and reducing electric fan speed to minimize the fan's energy consumption.
It bears mentioning that Ford is doing pretty well in the US electrified vehicle market this year. The company claims to have grown its share in the segment by 12 points to 16 percent while taking a high number of Toyota Prius trade-ins in the process. Conversely, Toyota has experienced a five-percent drop in new-Prius sales over the same period. Additionally, Ford states that it has increased its share of the US vehicle market by one percent this year, more than any full-line automaker.
Farley says Lincoln learnings in China could influence brand in USTue, 14 May 2013
Automotive News reports Lincoln is looking to Chinese luxury shoppers for customer service ideas. Those notions may eventually make their way back to the US in the form of new dealership training. Jim Farley, the executive vice president of global marketing for Ford, tells Automotive News, "In many ways, China will be a listening post for Lincoln in the United States. Soon China will be the largest luxury market in the world." Farley also said that in China, the Lincoln brand is currently where Lexus was when the Japanese brand first landed in the US.
Lincoln is slated to open its first Chinese dealerships in 2014. The brand is largely unknown in Asia, and Lincoln representatives have been visiting other luxury dealers in China for an idea of what buyers there expect. Lincoln has also studied non-automotive luxury shopping, paying special attention to high-end retail branding.
Of course, this whole song and dance feels awfully familiar. Lincoln has focused heavily on remaking the brand and recrafting its marketing here in the States, thus far without sufficient product to back the play. Lincoln is already late to the China game, and without the necessary products to lure buyers away from established bodies like Buick and Cadillac, Lincoln may be doomed to repeat its fate here in the US.