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Lincoln's venerable Town Car — hauler of golf bags, carrier of the airport-bound and endurer of the orthopedic shoes that trod its pedals — will survive the company's move to build a new flagship. But its survival won't come without a dignity blow; it'll be relegated to fleet sales, the pasture of the auto industry. Lincoln's new mast topper, known now as E386, is slated for 2009, giving the current Town Car time to get its affairs in order. At least it's fairing better than the LS, which will go to the gallows in 2008.

Lincoln Town Car May Live On Despite Plans for New Flagship [Edmunds]

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