Curbside Find: 1986 (or so) Lincoln Town Car Short Stretch Limo – Retired In Beatty, NV. From Las Vegas

Beatty, Nevada is only a bit more than a hundred miles from Las Vegas, but it might as well be in a different universe. Of course that applies to much of Nevada, once outside the two main metro area of LV and Reno. Beatty has a population of 556, a couple of restaurants and motels, and a very good Mexican food cart where I stopped to eat on my way to Tecopa Hot Springs this past January, a warm and sunny escape from the ice storms of Oregon.

As the dog and I stretched my legs a bit, behind one old hotel building I spotted this very 1980’s relic, although it was a lot shorter than most stretch limos of that decade, when limos became something very different than they used to be.

I imagined its life spent hauling tourists on the Las Vegas strip, and my imaginings were confirmed by the dealer badge on the back.

The sun in Nevada is intense, and the effects on padded vinyl tops is dramatic.

I’m not sure of the exact year, but it is post 1985, when the rear end and a few other details were cleaned up a bit.

Regrettably, I did not take my usual interior shots. Maybe I was afraid of what I’d find? As to the provenance of the stretch, I know not, but one of you will, quite likely.