The future can’t be stopped. It’s somewhat hard for me to believe we’re now firmly entrenched in the first week (as defined by the first seven days) of the new year. Model year 1989 (identifiable on this example by the sloping rear panel, grille and amber front turn signals) was the last one for the original, angular, Panther-platform Town Car before it was significantly redesigned for ’90. As viewed on the last day of 2015 – roughly a quarter-century after rolling off the line at Wixom Assembly, this Town Car’s upright, solid, regal lines stood out in traffic on this stretch of North Sheridan Road.
As photographed by the author in Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), 2015.
- From Tom Klockau: Car Show Capsule: 1988 Lincoln Town Car – Black Cherry Landau Sundae;
- From Jason Shafer: Car Show Classic: 1982 Lincoln Town Car – Honey, I Shrank The Lincoln!; and
- From Mr. Tactful: My Curbside Classic: 1988 Lincoln Town Car – A Tactful Rebuttal.