Ironically that's kinda why i got mine, thought it would be cool to have antique plates on an old Lincoln. However that was before i knew about all the cooling system problems and lack of parts, prolly not gonna make it to be old enough to qualify for the antique \collector plates, which i think is about 40 years in my state, haWith all the OEM parts drying up....even springs aren't sold anymore ...the LS/LSE are definitely becoming antiques
Went on another online spending spree, though not as big as the one I went on in December. I bought a pair of rear lower control arms and shifter seals from Jaguar.oempartsonline.com, a set of clutch screws, and a hydraulic hose/tube (so I will now have all the parts for a clutch job) and a set of isolators from Terry's Jaguar, and a pair of pedal pads and, get this, a single cup holder (manual guys will understand) from, not a salvage yard, but of all places, Ford Parts Giant! The cup holder has a couple minus's its not a color that any 2000 interior had (midnight black) and I had to pay a $10 antique part premium. Is my LS an antique? Anyone out there have antique plate on their LS? I don't, it's the newest car I have. Oh well, it was affordable and I can paint to match. Still on the list are a right side valve cover gasket set, sport springs and shocks. Not to mention a few parts for the Escorts.
Say, LSE_4_LYFE, probably too late now, but Terry's Jaguar has whole shift assemblies for about $560. Maybe the same as LS's. I did end up finding a spare transmission that had the shift linkage attached. Ty thou, I appreciate it.