ONE MILLION KILOMETRE LINCOLN TOWN CAR "TRAVELS WELL" AND FAR
Most vehicles never reach one million kilometres, but a 1996 Lincoln Town Car that recently passed the one million kilometre mark was recognized today at the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited head office in Oakville.
Alain Batty, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited welcomed Cathleen and Rodney Baron, along with their two-year-old son Jacob, when they arrived at the Ford office in their over one-million kilometre 1996 Lincoln Town Car. "The Lincoln Town Car has traditionally been known for its luxurious ride, room and comfort, as well as being one of the most durable cars on the road," said Mr. Batty. "This car looks like it has been stored for most of its eight years, not put to severe use in livery service for over four years," added Batty.
This is not the first Lincoln Town Car to be a part of the Baron family. Before purchasing the 1996 Town Car, they had a 1986 model that had accumulated over 865,000 kilometres when it was replaced by the 1996. "We had to sell it as Cathleen was pregnant with Jacob and we needed a car with air-conditioning, which the 1986 didn't have," said Rodney Baron.
"We always liked the room and comfort of the Town Car, but the feeling of safety in the Lincoln was one of the main considerations when we decided to replace the older car," added Cathleen.
The engine, transmission and powertrain are all original equipment, as is the paint, except for the passenger door and right rear quarter panel. The 161st oil change occurred when the car recently reached the 1 million- kilometre mark.
"As you can see, the car is well taken care of and in turn, still runs beautifully," said Rodney. "This really shows that Lincoln is an excellent car and if you take care of your car, it will last," he added.
Between the 1986 and 1996 Town Cars, Rodney owned a 1990 Town Car that was used exclusively in livery service and had over 900,000 km when it was replaced by the 1996 in January 1996.
Rodney is currently "breaking-in" a 2000 model year Town Car that has only reached the 370,000 kilometre mark on his job with Airline Limousine in the Greater Toronto area.
If you combine the mileage on all four of the Baron's Lincoln Town Cars, they have "traveled well" for over three million kilometres.