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Spotted In China: Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez Stretched Limousine

Published on December 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted In China: Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez Stretched Limousine

A very badass black Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez stretched limousine, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The good old ‘Coln was is very good shape and looked well maintained; paint was clean, chrome was shiny, and I didn’t see any rust or rot.

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Badge on the front fender.

The St. Tropez was based on the second generation Lincoln Town car that was made from 1990 until 1997, powered by an old-school American 4.6 liter V8. It was manufactured by a company called American Custom Coachworks, then based in Beverly Hills, California.

They made a lot of beauty based on Lincoln cars, including a St. Tropez Continental Mark V convertible and a St. Tropez pickup truck. And earlier on we met one of their 3th generation Town Car limousines in Beijing. The he company stopped manufacturing limo’s in 2003 and continued for a while as a sales-only company called ‘American Limousine Sales’, but their website is is gone so I guess they went under.

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The Town Car had a pin-code instead of a key. An idiotic idea really, and extremely annoying when you are in a hurry 0r stressed out or very drunk. Amazingly, the all-new Lincoln Continental again has a pin-code system. They must see something that I do not…

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Sticker for a campaign urging folks to buckle up.

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The interior too was in great shape. Super wide black leather seats, a column-mounted shifter, wood inlay in dash and doors, and a very then-trendy car phone on the floor.

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Behind the divider a black leather sofa with space for one man and his girlfriends. Interestingly, there is only one seat belt.

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Seen from the other side, showing the mini bar, the television, the television-receiver, and another telephone.

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The rear bench for the secretary and the accountant.

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Decorations on the B and C pillars.

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The D pillar was dressed up with a fancy Lincoln badge and a …

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St. Tropez badge in a handwritten font. Very classy!

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The limousine is stretched by about two meters. It has yellow license plates because its length automatically qualifies it as a ‘commercial vehicle’, just like a Maybach 62. Normal passenger cars have blue license plates. The second generation Town Car has a strong connection with Chine because it also formed the base for the Hongqi CA7465 C8.

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Badges at the back.

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The name Lincoln St. Tropez refers either to a street in Lincoln, California, or to the famous French beach city, or to both.

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The phallus symbol of the 1990’s: a TV antenna on the boot lid.

Time now for our Famous China-Lincoln Town Car collection™: red Executive, black in Beijing, green frog, lucky limo, Cartier L, black, stretched, Signature Series, stretched limousine, stretched on salebling-gold, silver limo, very stretched, super stretchedstretched to the max, marriage, first-gen limo black, Hongqi CA7460 and orange.

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The Lincoln Town Car St. Tropez stretched limousine, made in California, ended up in Beijing. May she ride a million miles a more.

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