By on February 10, 2010

Here it is, the last of the species autosaurus giganticus. Never again would beasts of this size roam our freeways and driveways with their EPA stickers (10/12) still freshly removed. It was the end of an era; the giant American land cruiser became extinct when the last 1979 Town Car rolled off the lines. And that last roll took a while: two hundred thirty three and seven-tenths inches of steel, chrome, vinyl and deeply tufted leather. No less than the visionary Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome and the very un-Town Car like Dymaxion Car lamented (and lambasted) the passing of the last big Lincoln. Given that he was all of 5’2″ tall, that seems a bit odd. But really big cars were such a part of the American psyche, that when they were gone, it left a gaping hole. You don’t miss your water ’till the well runs dry. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ToolGuy: Automotive journalists have been misspelling Spring Hill since the dawn of time.
  • Lie2me: No, $7700… /s 3500V6
  • ToolGuy: My screen has a blank spot there.
  • ToolGuy: That’s for an oil *leak* – if you have an oil *consumption* problem we have a different list of...
  • ToolGuy: I can believe this happened, but I can’t believe it happened in Canada. :-)

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber