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1997 Lincoln Town Car

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1997 Executive 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $37,280
1997 Signature 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $39,640
1997 Cartier 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $43,200


With the recent demise of the Cadillac'sBrougham, the Lincoln Town Car remains as the only rear-drive traditional luxury car made by an American manufacturer. It's also the biggest production car sold in America. This big cruiser was part of a price realigment strategy at the beginning of the 1997 model year that put the Town Car, Continental and Mark VIII all at the same starting price--$37,950, including $670 destination--a substantial reduction for the other two, a $370 increase for the Town Car. But even with the increase, the Town Car is selling 25% better than last year. The Town Car competes primarily against the Cadillac DeVille and Concours. It comes in three trim levels--the base Executive Series, the volume Signature Series and the fully loaded, top-of-the-line Cartier ($43,870), for those who don't care to waste time checking option boxes on order forms.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 210 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
6 / 3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 210 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc / Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size / Aluminum
Fuel Tank
20.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
22.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
116 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
219.0 "
Exterior Width
76.7 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
38.0 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
41.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
62.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,843 Lbs.
Wheel Base
117 "
Turning Radius
21.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Passenger
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Dual Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
6 / 3
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
50-50 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way Power) / 4-way
Front Armrests
8-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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