Cohort Outtake: The Rarest Of Panthers


This 1981 Town Coupe is said to be one of the rarest cars built on the Panther platform. Though very clearly related to the contemporary Continental Mark VI, the Town Car would soon be given more significance after that model’s discontinuation following the debut of the midsize, Fox-based Continental and Continental Mark VII coupe in 1982 and 1984, respectively.  That wasn’t soon enough for the Town Coupe, however, as it was discontinued after just one year, making this early Panther-based Lincoln two-door especially uncommon.  Thanks to its owner’s diligent efforts at preservation and WilliamRubano’s sharp eye, we get to see it in all its white-on-white glory.

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