After many years of missing my 1996 Impala SS, it’s time to relive some rear wheel drive, V8 glory! But now that I’m a little older, I was looking for something with a more panache and sophistication – so here it is – a 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series. 1997 was the last year of this body style before changing to the more curvaceous design that still lives today albeit with a few exterior and mechanical updates. But the 1997 and earlier Town Cars have the presence and formality of a true limousine without the Greek Temple style of the previous generation. The handling and ride are of course marshmallow soft but comfort is king in a Lincoln. The interior is expansive comfortably seating 6 adults – and several more in the trunk depending on your occupation. The look is classic, elegant, and tastefully sophisticated. It was a truly timeless design built when luxury needed only to be luxurious.