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    $300 Parts 85 CV full vinyl top https://lynchburg.craigslist.org/cto...751977918.html

    $500 The 85 CS returns again with outside pics (again) to match the cheaper price. Don’t know that i’ve ever seen a base door panel car with power windows, locks, AND premium sound. https://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/d...740197392.html
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    Wow, I have much want for that '85. Confirms it too; full vinyl top CV's got opera lights. I think we determined in another thread that the full top is an ASC thing. Looks to be dark blue or black. I'd go look at it and buy it if I could. Annd if I could straighten out the no title thing.
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    This is not actually a Signature as the guy claims but the ad is good for the window sticker!
    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto...749675766.html

    I love to see options and what they cost. So, for 1988 a base Town Car was $24,373. Options & prices were:
    1) Comfort/Convenience Package - $694 (Standard on Signature)
    This included: Illuminated visor mirrors, Headlamp Convenience System (Auto), Power Decklid Pulldown, Rear Carpet Floor Mats and a 6-way power Passenger Seat.
    2) Valino Luxury Coach Roof - $359 (Standard on Signature)
    3) Keyless Illuminated Entry System - $209 (Standard on Signature)
    4) Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel - $115

    So it has the same equipment a Signature has (Although turbines were part of the package and could be deleted for credit) so I guess this guy wanted the base seats and no stainless trim along the bottom as well as a 3.08 axle..

    My car is a "Base" Signature, turbines were not deleted but the only option it has aside from that is the Load Leveling Suspension.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-LINCOL...0RCK:rk:1:pf:0
    This is just a window sticker.. Funny how it doesn't list "Signature" as an option but rather the model. Shows the valino roof as NC which makes sense as it was included with Signature, just funny how it doesn't show the entire Signature package. Looks like a digi dash was either a $622 or $822 option, yikes. No wonder not many of these have it. JBL was $525 dollar upgrade, wow. Also interesting is that it shows dual exhaust, trac-lok as well as a 108 amp alternator as separate options. Also shows leather as optional and for additional cost. Brochures I looked at showed that as a no-cost option, more of a preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    I've never DD'd a carb'd car and don't know that I'd want to honestly. Especially one with a tree-speed.

    They leveled St. Thomas?
    My first car I kept for any length of time was an '84 Chevy Celebrity with a carb and a 3 speed. Drove that car as a daily for years until finally selling it in the early 2010s. I've owned a bunch of carbed cars since, and during, then. Never really had any issues as long as the carb wasn't complete trash. My daily still would probably be carbed if my '89 wasn't EFI.

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    If driven daily one probably doesn't have to worry about gum issues and the problems they cause like sticking floats. The carb on my Fury was rebuilt and then cleaned by yours truly. It was fine until I started letting it sit for 4 weeks at a time, then gum. I just don't like how they're "dumb", ie you need to have a choke, fast idle cam, stuff like that. I've never known one where I can just bump the key and walk away during the dead of winter.. Then you've got heat soak issues like vapor lock, that always plagued my Fury. So many places where a carb can leak too, that ethanol isn't great for old rubber... Not for me!
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    1988 Crown Vic Wagon - daily
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    Not bad. Here's one for you 2-door lovers. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...744171718.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    Not bad. Here's one for you 2-door lovers. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...744171718.html
    Very clean car.
    I love the statement: We are a qualified wholesaler, therefore our prices are the closest to auction prices.
    With $2000 down. (yeah that is how much they bought it for ) One of the rules for a wholesaler is to cover what they pay, on the down payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    Not bad. Here's one for you 2-door lovers. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...744171718.html
    Expensive but I really dig it. A few years ago I had the opportunity to buy a brown 2 door GM just like that locally for $500 but passed because he had a little bit of rot and I couldn't figure out a place to temporarily store it. Sort of regret that decision. Doubt another offer like that will pop up now that I potentially have the space for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    Very clean car.
    I love the statement: We are a qualified wholesaler, therefore our prices are the closest to auction prices.
    With $2000 down. (yeah that is how much they bought it for ) One of the rules for a wholesaler is to cover what they pay, on the down payment.
    Excellent insider info Tom.

    Quote Originally Posted by slack View Post
    Expensive but I really dig it. A few years ago I had the opportunity to buy a brown 2 door GM just like that locally for $500 but passed because he had a little bit of rot and I couldn't figure out a place to temporarily store it. Sort of regret that decision. Doubt another offer like that will pop up now that I potentially have the space for one.
    Eee Christ, I just saw it has Michelin XH4's, the same tires my Town Car had. One blew out on me on the expressway. Must be about 20 years old. Nice they want a cool 6 grand for old moldy parts, you think the least they could have done was instead of polish shining the thing up was to put new tires on it and shine those instead. I hate dealers, all they focus on is the aesthetics.
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    I guess more people are moving to selling things on Facebook. There are a whole lot more box panthers for sale on Facebook than on CL.

    1987 CV in Longview, TX - $2000

    1989 CV in Oklahoma City, OK - $1100

    1989 CV in Fort Worth, TX - $1100

    Clean 1989 CV with a blown head gasket in Spiro, OK - $1500

    1983 (according to ad, but looks more like 1979-1982) CV in Arkansas City, KS - $1800

    Not a panther, but wasn't someone around here looking for something like this: 1978 Fairmont wagon in Odessa, TX - $2400
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    The blown head gasket car is my pick. That color is the best sedan color IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    The blown head gasket car is my pick. That color is the best sedan color IMHO.
    I agree. Very clean looking and could probably get them pretty low on the price.
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    Agreed. Blown head gasket car is definitely the best pick. Looks really clean.

    That said, I do like the dumpy "83" or whatever year it really is. I'm just a sucker for base model crap. I see it doesn't have rear defrost, lacks woodgrain around stereo/heat controls, looks like full front seat bench, analog clock and has roll up windows which I prefer.

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    Looking at the posted FB ads led me to this one in my neck of the woods:

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...44074099848556

    It would be a great replacement for The Ice Car, same color, although mine has the less common (with this paint color) white top (VR code YW on mine, YB on this one). Power antenna, but does not appear to have premium sound. Can't tell if it has ditch lights, probably not it's a GS. I'm guessing it doesn't have power passenger seat, but I can install that. Can't see the rocker panels in the pics and no underside pics, even though it's sitting at a lift, but what I can see looks good.

    If it's still available by the time I save back up in a couple months (at $1700 I highly doubt it will be), I might have to check this one out. New wheels and winter tires set me back a bit, but new tires were badly needed.





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    Very nice! Not winter driven, I guess?
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    From what I can see, I would say that's a safe bet. Looks like it's been garage kept.
    As for the mileage, the only thing that is certain is that it has at least 74K miles, but I could believe that to be accurate.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    The trunks not even rusted!
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    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    https://www.copart.com/lot/37634558

    That's some serious carnage. Gotta wonder what they hit/what hit them and how fast.
    But very cheap price ) https://salvagecars.biz/cars/lincoln...0gy654914.html

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