If you’ve flown on an American Airlines flight, you might have noticed the phrase “LuxuryLiner” somewhere on the nose area of the jet. And, if you are anything like me, you were probably bitterly disappointed to find that it was the same old McDonnell-Douglas MD-80 or Boeing 717 that you pretty much always flew. Same small, cramped seat, same odd smell of recycled air, same annoyed stewardess giving you the same tiny plastic cup of soda to drink. How exciting. Flying used to be exclusive, respected, something to dream about…now, it’s Greyhound at FL350 as you catch the red-eye out of Vegas.
Eff that. I’ve been in enough airports and around enough aircraft to know what luxury should look like. Luxury should be comfortable, welcoming yet rich. Luxury should be a touch indulgent without going too overboard with the excess. Luxury machines should be fast and stable at high speeds…more bullet train and less dragster. (Sorry, Lohnes.) And luxury should be exclusive. Ask Cadillac about this one…if everybody has one, is it really a luxury or is it just a nice machine?
You can argue that the Lincoln Town Car is in the same boat and for the most part, you’re dead-on, it fits the same mold. But this one is special. From it’s engine, ripped from a Terminator Mustang and probably pushing a legit 450 RWHP through it’s very well-prepared kit, to the 4R70W automatic with a GearVendors overdrive that allows this yacht to cruise along doing 75 MPH at 1,500 RPM), the powertrain is so perfect it deserves the Italian kiss, the fingers to the lips, it’sa so good. The Mustang styling touches are take or leave, the interior is Lincoln nice with some extra gauges, and just in case there’s something you want to add, there’s a list of parts that will come with it.
There’s a few elements that you might consider changing up, but overall, this is luxury. Fast, comfortable, exclusive…and it can be yours if you can swing the $13,500 price tag. Beats paying for a Citation V personal jet, doesn’t it?