Like any democracy, Broughamville thrives on competition, and this car represents the GOP (Grand Opera Party) and is owned by a famous Memphian who is very much alive. Can you identify both or will it be a killer?
Lincoln Versailles is my guess for the car. Zero idea about famous Memphian.
Chrysler (Maserati) TC; no clue about owner either – Elvis lives?
Jerry Lee Lewis and customized Cadillac Eldorado
+1 killer guess
Haven’t a clue on the car but the Memphian? Jerry Lee Lewis?
These continuing, daily jokes and jabs on “Brougham” on this site are really tired and dumb. Why not move on and cover some interesting car stuff?
Why not refrain from reading Brougham-related posts? Why waste time complaining when you could avoid it altogether?
Could not agree more!
In the interest of improving CurbsideClassics, it is better to give feedback rather than just turn away. The cutesy, back-handed snipes at Brougham give nothing of interest and are tired and old. One could pick any car style and spend countless hours mocking with 20-20 hindsight, but why bother? Not at all interesting. Stay positive and avoid sneering at trends you can never understand — someday, others will be sneering at blogs, Facebook and ipods in the same way, when they become outdated styles and trends. Why not go after 8-track tape decks for a while and give us a break.
Joe, I can’t speak for others, but my opinions on cars, including Broughams, were formed as an adult, since I’m old enough to have lived (and survived) through the Great Brougham Epoch.
I may have had my strong opinions of them at the time, but I embrace them as a significant era of the automotive history. But it’s a controversial one, and there’s no point in telling folks how to feel in matters of taste. Humor is part of that reality, and it isn’t only Broughams that folks feel strongly about. It’s just the nature of cars, and we encourage honesty in discussing them. That does tend to bother some folks, but it’s just part of the reality of what CC is.
The car, Lincoln Town Car. Don’t know year or owner.
Terry Hobbs – Lincoln Town Car
1979 Thunderbird Town Landau. No idea who it belongs to.
For the Memphian – Cybill Shepherd Her role as Jacy Farrow in The Last Picture Show is wonderful and the movie is an all time favorite of mine.
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