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2003 Lincoln Town Car, Cartier Edition

53k original miles, one owner, MINT

$14,880

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Cartier Edition, one owner, showroom condition, beautiful two-tone pearl paint. Clean carfax documenting 53k miles. Always an Arizona car from Jack Ross Lincoln Mercury in Scottsdale, AZ. Good maintenance history, book-bound owner’s manual, and two key fobs. I acquired from the estate and have the original 2003 dealer invoice for $42,600. At a generic 3% inflation rate, that would equate to about $80,000 new today.

 

​MECHANICAL

Serviced stem to stern by my pro mechanic shop, LSX Motorsports, Phoenix, AZ, No mechanical problems. Fresh oil, other fluids, and filters replaced as needed. Issue-free daily driver, turn the key and go.

The performance, handling, and durability of the Lincoln body-on-frame panther design with its legendary drive train has for decades made these cars extremely popular with limousine companies and major fleet operators. Parts are easily available and with regular maintenance you can drive these cars 500,000 miles. The 2003 model is a luxury muscle touring car with the following drive train specs:

​4.6-liter V8 engine

240 horsepower

287 pound-feet of torque

9.4:1 compression

4R70E overdrive transmission

3.27 rear end gears

Dual exhaust

0-60 in 9 seconds

16-second quarter mile

133 mph top speed

18/22 mpg

 

The factory air ride shocks and tuned suspension give the Town Car a smooth, sporty feel that is heavenly to drive. The ultimate road trip car.

 

INTERIOR

9.5 of 10. Seats, door panels, headliner, dash, carpets and all interior finishes are in excellent condition. Leather seats, wood-accent steering wheel is fitted with climate, cruise, and stereo controls. PB, PS, PW, PDL, 8-way power heated front seats, heated power mirrors, analog clock, power trunk and power gas tank release. Tilt, cruise, multiple reading lamps and power ports. ​ Everything works.

Premium THX sound system has nine speakers including a deck-mounted sub-woofer, EQ compression, and 6-CD changer. The body panels were factory fitted with extra sound dampening. This is one of the best factory car stereos I have ever heard, and I am a studio recording engineer.

 

EXTERIOR

9.5 of 10, beautiful two-tone pearl paint, not even a scuff on the bumpers. Flawless front grille. Panels and gaps are straight and clean. Deluxe chrome alloy wheels. Original xenon headlamps and tail lights are crystal clear. Windshield and all window glass and weather stripping are excellent (small repaired star in windshield). Engine bay fully detailed. The huge 21-cubic-foot trunk includes a removable organizer compartment.

Undercarriage has been professionally restored: power-wash, chemically cleaned, hand-sanded, then hand-painted frame. Floor pans show original glossy paint. Car has obviously been garaged most of its life. Hard to believe it’s over 20 years old.

 

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INVESTMENT

​Those of you who have done business with me know that I focus on picking extremely clean, original, low mileage cars with few prior owners. This MINT Cartier Town Car is another example of the same strategy that I have stuck to for 15 years with over 80 cars. As a result I have repeat buyers all over the world. These last generation Town Cars are sleepers have reached the bottom of the depreciation curve and are now rising in value. Now's the time.

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