Purple Rain
Owner: Carlos Gomez
Vehicle: '98 Lincoln Town Car
City/State: Durham, North Carolina
Club: Lowyalty Car Club

Engine/Drivetrain: This is the first Lincoln with a Chevy 350-cid V-8. The 700 R4 tranny was rebuilt. Chrome-plating was done by Concord Plating in Concord, North Carolina. A Hot Shot cam was installed along with a shift kit, Headman headers and a dual Flowmaster exhaust. All the work was done by Carlos at Charlie's Transmission in Durham.

Body/Paint: Adrian, from Celtic Customs, sprayed the first custom paint with PPG Passion Pearl Purple and a mixture of House of Kolor Candy Magenta. Adrian also added custom murals down the side and a club logo on the firewall as well as pinstriping throughout. The frame was removed from the body and club member Rocky handled the painting of the undercarriage and frame.

Interior: The Lincoln was wrapped in black vinyl with purple suede inserts in the seats. The ceiling has suede lines through it that flow to the trunk where the Lowyalty logos are stitched into the vinyl seats. All the interior work was done by Pepe's Upholstery in Durham.

Sound System: A Jensen 7-inch flip-out DVD player was added, along with Kicker mids and high components. One 600-watt Kicker amplifier is used to power the two 8-inch Kicker subwoofers hidden in a Plexiglas wall behind the back seats. The stereo work was all done by Carlos.

Setup: Carlos added a Full Motion two-pump, two-dump CCE hydraulic setup. A CCE 8-inch lift to the front and a 12-inch lift to the rear are powered by six Trojan Marine batteries. Two switches handle the moves mounted on the dashboard. The Lincoln was wrapped for reinforcement, and the stress points were all coated in steel to protect from bending.

Tires: P155/80R13 Continental

Wheels: 13x7, 100-spoke OG Wire anodized purple spokes and lip