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#2143850 - 09/19/10 08:56 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
flyboy Offline
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Registered: 07/23/05
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Those are great cars. My friend that is the owner of the local FLM dealership has a 1978 town car with 60k on it. I drove it back from Kansas City after he had a new vinyl roof put on. First thing I noticed was the 80 mph speedometer & the large steering wheel & the way it steered. He takes it out occasionally to drive it. He had it on the lot for a while but no one would make him a reasonable offer. It was a trade a few years ago for a new LTC fro a gentleman that bought it new.
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#2144209 - 09/20/10 12:09 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
Big_E Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 352
Loc: The Netherlands, Europe
Made some new pics the other day.

Only thing I want to add are the cornering lights and perhaps short skirts, to change the look now and then. I do like the big skirts


The insurance guy is coming over this Thurday to estimate the current value of her. Curious what the worth will be.










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Mercury Grand Marquis 460cu. 1977 > 80K miles
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#2144222 - 09/20/10 12:27 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: Big_E]
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Registered: 08/10/10
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Loc: Canada
Nice!


cheers
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#2144399 - 09/20/10 04:50 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
Big_E Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
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Never sell your Linc! They are become more rare everyday!

and prices for a nice original will only go up.
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Mercury Grand Marquis 460cu. 1977 > 80K miles
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#2147127 - 09/24/10 07:12 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: Big_E]
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Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 495
Loc: California
Wow, these are some really nice cars. Me and my brother both thought about buying one about 10 years ago. We had seen a few in great condition pop up on autotrader back then for about $3,000. Can only imagine how hard they are to find now.
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#2147128 - 09/24/10 07:14 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: 88LTDCV351]
88LTDCV351 Offline
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Loc: California
That reminds me, I saw one about maybe 6 months ago driving on 580 at night. I can't remember if I pointed it out to my brother or if he was the first to notice.
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#2160915 - 10/14/10 03:19 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: 88LTDCV351]
99_03PantherS Offline
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Registered: 03/22/03
Posts: 9467
Loc: NW side Chicago
I love the Lincolns and Mercs, guys.
I still see a bunch of these old Lincolns around my area. I have one sitting at my towlot. Took it for a spin, thing floats over every bump. Skinny steering wheel that you can turn with your pinky.
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#2443285 - 01/22/12 06:09 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
kdr358 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/10
Posts: 338
Loc: Elmhurst IL
Very nice clean cars! the I see alot driving around by me. The problem is salt. This car has only 68,000 original miles.. Is being parted out!


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#2443366 - 01/22/12 08:10 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
MIAMI-DADE Offline
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Registered: 06/19/05
Posts: 4132
Loc: Miami-Dade County
The 77 Town Car was my favorite Town Car..For 1800 bucks you did real good!! I do not see any around my area anymore.
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99 GMQ with HPP [sold] 200K miles
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#2443725 - 01/23/12 03:14 PM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
CJCCV Offline
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Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 685
Loc: Greater Philly, PA
Originally Posted By: sauceman
The 77, 78 and 79's were pretty much the same on the outside. The dash was different on the 77's.

The only way to tell them apart was with the skirts. 77's had them and the 78's and 79's did not have any, not even an option.
I'll have to double-check on that; I could've sworn that 'half-skirts' were available on the '78s and '79s as options (or standard on such models like the '79 Collector's Series). I have a '79 edition of Ford's Car Buying Made Easier that lists all the cars, options and prices of the '79 models.

Dahsboardwise: the '79s feature more woodgrain coverage than the '78s; which featured more silver/grey appliques above the steering column. As previously mentioned, the '77s were essentially a carry-over of the older style with the tubular/thermometer-styled speedometer and full gauges. Note: very early production '77s still had the older 0-120 mph speedometers; later ones, of course had the then-federally-mandated 0-85 mph.

A year or two ago, Collectable Automobile magazine had an article (and pics) that covered the '75-'79 Continentals. A good read, especially for big Lincoln fans.

Note: a glass roof (similar to what's offered on today's Mustang) was an option for the '77 Lincoln.

Nice car BTW. cool2
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#2444099 - 01/24/12 07:40 AM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: CJCCV]
CJCCV Offline
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Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 685
Loc: Greater Philly, PA
Too late to edit my earlier post.

Originally Posted By: CJCCV
I'll have to double-check on that; I could've sworn that 'half-skirts' were available on the '78s and '79s as options (or standard on such models like the '79 Collector's Series). I have a '79 edition of Ford's Car Buying Made Easier that lists all the cars, options and prices of the '79 models.
Verified it overnight in both the above-publication and the fore-mentioned Collectible Automobile article (Dec. 2008 issue BTW). The '78s & '79s indeed did NOT come with fender skirts (my brother referred to them as 'wheel pants'). My bad.
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#2444119 - 01/24/12 08:23 AM Re: 1977 Town Car [Re: sauceman]
Robert_Allen Offline
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 3212
Loc: Tuna, Texas
Wheel pants are what they call the farings placed over the landing gear of Cessnas and similar aircraft. I guess you could apply the term to fender skirts as well, as they serve the same purpose.

Of course, on a car like a 1977 Town Car, I doubt you're gaining much in drag reduction by making your real wheelwells more aerodynamic smile
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