Last time we began discussing in very general terms the history of the Lincoln Town Car. Today, we’re going to shift our focus to talk about what a town car is exactly so you can better understand what Lincoln has brought to the table.
The phrase “town car,” is actually taken from a French term “Sedan de Ville.” This term was used on models put out by Cadillac in the 1950s. “Town Car” is the literal translation of “Sedan de Ville.” This style of vehicle harkens back to a limo used frequently in the 1920s where the chauffeur was in the open air. When Cadillac brought back the term, they did so with a four-door vehicle with a hardtop. Then Lincoln came on the scene with designs that certainly featured callbacks to the Roaring Twenties era.
Since these cars are used frequently for modern limo service providers, it’s important to know from where that inspiration stems. In many iterations of the Town Car through the 1970s and 80s, the vehicle sported a roof that mimicked the open style from the earlier model. It also had opera lamps to hint at a partition between the driver and the passengers in the back.Read More