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    Wagon Addicted Tiggie's Avatar
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    Default My 88 wagon

    This car needs someone who has a passion for it and time/skills/cash to make it great again.

    I donít want much for it but it does have some parts value to me if I keep it. Iíd rather it go to someone who is going to drive it and/or fix it.

    PM me if you want my number and weíll talk about it. Make an offer if you are interested. Three digits ballpark. No worries about insulting. I would rather sell it to you cheap and you do something with it than it sit in my yard as a parts car.






    AOD is very weak 1-2 shift. 246k no rebuilds.

    No AC compressor or smog stuff installed. I have the stuff that will go with the car.

    Has a miss at throttle tip in or occasionally a throttle position change. Clears up and itís fine after that. Canít figure it out.

    The 5.0 likes a new #8 plug every other oil change. Good oil pressure. Piston slap as you would expect while warming up. Well maintained in terms of oil changes. Motor is clean inside.

    RUST. Frame rust. One spot near drivers feet. I poked around and couldnít find any other holes. I poked this one a lot and make it bigger but what you see is more or less what needs cut out and replaced.


    The inner rockers are gone. The outers are present but soft (rust).

    The left body mount above the rear axle is soft (rust).

    The quarter drop offs have some bubbles as does the front fender.






    The paint is pretty dead. Itís thin on top. The hood lost its shine and the sides arenít too far behind. The headlights are not able to be aimed because the header panel got crunched.



    The front floors have been patched with sheet metal and pop rivets. The rear ďput your dead bodies down hereĒ floor was patched the fiberglass (the gray painted areas). No jump seats ever.


    Itís got lots of quirks. Looks good 25 feet away or going down the road. Get lots of parking lot compliments and looks on the road. Newer tires. Drives great. Stops like a stock box. You can drive it home to wherever. 99.9% confident sheíd go across the country. That throttle tip in miss is the 0.1%. Assuming you donít floor it for 1-2 if you want to travel a long ways.

    I have some extra parts I might let go with it if you got a plan for it.

    Let me know if you want more pictures.

    Itís name is Bertha and she needs you to adopt her. I brought her back from the dead in 2007. Now itís your turn.

    Iím stupid emotional after writing this.


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    PM sent.

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    Sale pending to hearsesrock427.

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    Alright people.

    I am backing out of this sale. I am attached to this thing. I've lost sleep in the last week thinking about it leaving. I've reminisced in the last couple weeks getting her ready to go. My wife met me in this (she thought I was going to abduct her). I drove this to hospital when my kids were born. This car has a story with me that goes back a long way to my first sighting in the Fall of 2005.

    Hearsesrock427 has been great to work with, and has been very understanding of me backing out of our deal. 5-stars for him.

    Admin please close or delete this thread.

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    I get it. Good luck with whatever happens.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
    My 2004 Mercedes Benz E320:The Benz

    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    But, that's just coming from me, this site's biggest pessimist. Best of luck

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    understandable. i don't drive the 86 town car due to needing a ton of work but i cannot bring myself to sell it.

    1986 lincoln towncar signature series. 5.0 HO with thumper performance ported e7 heads, 1.7 roller rockers, warm air intake, 65mm throttle body, 1/2" intake spacer, ported intakes, 3.73 rear with trac lock, 98-02 front brake conversion, 92-97 rear disc conversion, 1" rear swaybar, 1 3/16" front swaybar, 16" wheels and tires, loud ass stereo system, badass cb, best time to date 15.94 at 87 mph. lots of mods in the works 221.8 rwhp 278 rwt
    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
    2008 Hyundai Elantra future Revcon toad
    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!


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