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1998 - Lincoln Town Car - Cartier Edition - Sedan - Hero Car on 2040-cars

Year:1998 Mileage:171221 Color: Tan /

Aurora, Indiana, United States

Aurora, Indiana, United States
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Transmission:Electronic Automatic
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
VIN: 1LNFM83W1WY677741 Mileage: 171,221
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Sub Model: Cartier Edition
Power Options: Heated Seats, Power Air Ride, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Tan
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Year: 1998
Make: Lincoln
Model: Town Car
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player
Trim: Cartier Edition
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Has driver side damage see description below"

 This Auction Is For:

Lincoln Town Car
Cartier Edition


I am selling my "Hero Car" why you ask is it called my "Hero Car"? 
Because this car is a tank and saved my life.

Driving along a stretch of Highway one evening, a fully loaded tractor trailer decided to pull out onto the same stretch of highway that I was driving on.

The semi driver crossed SEVEN lanes of traffic, and connected with the ONLY other vehicle on the road at that time.

The impact pushed the car off the side of the road and over an embankment of about 10 feet.

The impact was frightening, and hurt, but the car performed like a trooper, it did not need to be pulled out, I drove it out.

The semi driver said "I didn't see you until you honked your horn" at the time he sideswiped me.

If it were not for the ruggedness and craftsmanship of this car, I would not be here today.

The car may look like hell, but it runs and still rides like a Lincoln should.

1998 Lincoln Town Car
(First Year of the Redesign)
Cartier Edition
Power Seats
Power Locks
Power Windows
Power Air Ride
Power Mirrors
Heated Seats (feels so good on your lower back)
6 Disc CD Changer (Trunk Mounted)
Leather Interior
Cartier Trim Package

V-8 SOHC 16 Valves
4.6 L Engine
4 Speed Electronically Controlled
Fuel Cap:  20 Gallons
Rear Wheel Drive
MPG:  17 to 25

The passenger side is in great condition with no blemishes.
The driver side was struck by a fully loaded semi (You can see his wheel mark ground into the rear driver's side door)
The front quarter panel, drivers door, rear passenger door need to be replaced.

The car drives remarkably well for all it has been through, it still has a wonderfully soft air ride, the interior is comfortable and roomy.

The battery has been removed, and the heater core was starting to leak when parked.  The car starts, but dies shortly afterward.  It was driven into the garage and parked there.

I was going to restore this car myself, but due to failing health, I am unable to do so.

So now it is someone else's turn to own a "Hero" car.  Who knows this car could just save your life too.

Payment made within 72 hours of auction end, title will be sent out priority mail once payment has cleared.

Car is located in Aurora, IN
(Near Cincinnati, OH)
Buyer to arrange for pick up or shipping.

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