Mike Hayes found a Lincoln TC that may look fairly normal from this view, although it is sporting a few lumps, especially at the rear.
But from back here, things look a bit different. Its damaged rear end has been repurposed as a pickup, or maybe it’s just easier to toss things into the trunk this way.
No more opening and closing that pesky trunk lid when shopping. No wonder everyone wants pickups these days.
What is that pickup behind the fence in the first picture? Wouldn’t be a Lincoln by any chance, would it?
That’s a 2022+ Ford F-150.
I… hope that whether or not they’re the same person, that the owner either got a decent insurance payout and bought it back for pennies to do this with OR the PO got a decent insurance payout and this guy got it for pennies to repurpose. I’d feel a lot better if it was true!
Mtn Dew and Dr Pepper boxes: »chef’s kiss«
“It’ll tickle yore innards!”
I believe this was a Mountain Dew advertising slogan from the early years. It may have even appeared on the green bottles.
Dr Pepper was an exotic nectar of childhood, available only on rare family vacations to the US. Of course once it was available here I completely lost interest. Can’t remember the last time I had one. I remember someone describing it as prune-flavoured.
For a long time in Canada, caffeine was allowed only in Cola-based fizzy drinks. So for a long time, there was no point to marketing the likes of Mountain Dew up here. Nobody drinks it to go to Flavo(u)r Country.
David Letterman once referred to Dr. Pepper as ‘liquid manure’ on his television show.
The very next night, after earlier receiving a phone call from PepsiCo’s legal department, he quickly clarified his comment, saying what a fine product it really was.
That was nice of Pepsi, since they didn’t own Dr Pepper!
Given the state of the Internet in 2022, we can actually look up that incident. It seems that after the remark drew Dr. Pepper’s ire, Dave made no such correction that it was a “fine product,” only an assurance that his remark was a joke, and CBS promised not to rerun the Dec 20 episode (which they probably weren’t planning on doing anyway, given how close it was to Christmas). PepsiCo has nothing to do with Dr. Pepper in the US.
Hummmmmm. No commercial or livery plates. I guess he’s decided to forego the lucrative airport pickup business.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a pop-riveted rear window before.
Salvage title for an old Lincoln of little value involved in some kind of minor rear-end collision that only took out the trunk and taillight panel, maybe by a semi that just missed the rear bumper.
Considering what they’re asking for a new Ford Maverick or Hyundai Santa Cruz, it works.
Why not? Seems like a reasonable adaptive reuse of a damaged car that has little value otherwise.
That’s the thing. To repair what was apparently a rear collision would have cost ‘way’ more than what the vehicle was worth, even if it was done by an amateur with pick-and-pull parts. But the car was still drivable, even with the damage.
So, some enterprising individual stripped off the bent pieces and rigged up a homebuilt tailgate with some Harbor Freight trailer tailliights and, voila, instant Town Car short-bed pickup. Not exactly a lot of cargo capacity but way more comfortable than any factory pickup. Not pretty but the guy should be commended for saving a running car from a certain date with the crusher.
The badge on the C-panel shows it to be a top of the line Cartier, emphasis on the cart.
DIY El Camino
I agree with rudiger. If a TC is treated decently, it will go 200k miles or more, but they’re old and have no value so insurance companies will total one out in a heartbeat. I’ll bet whoever built this has <$2k into it and might have a vehicle that's viable for another 50-100k miles. I'd absolutely do something like this if the opportunity presented itself to me.
Ah, a Lincoln Town Cart. A short bed crew cab, too. Or maybe brew cab?
I believe that’s a Dew Cab.
My 1983 Ford Ranger 4×4 holds more value than this rolling wreck.
I remember when this wasn’t a rare thing to do ~ folks would buy a dirt cheap older car no one wanted and daylight the trunk .
I remember ole old guy in his otherwise pristine two tone ’55 Chevy , he cut the rear panel down each side and bent it over the rear bumper GAH .
Well, that`s one way to do it!
I found that Lincoln within walking distance from where I live. Interesting street I live on: Businesses like Pacific Topsoil and CarStar Collision Center at one end, and a residential neighborhood at the other. It might be fun to park the Continentero just a couple blocks east, in front of the $1 Million a piece Townhouses that just went up down the street. Just sayin’.