• Aug 25, 2006
Billionaire Warren Buffet will be auctioning his 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series next month on eBay (a standard Town Car is pictured). The light-gold, full-sized sedan with a light-beige interior also comes with Buffet's custom "THRIFTY" license plate and an etched brass plaque with his signature. No surprise, there are only 14,000 miles on the odometer.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Girls Incorporated, a youth-service program for girls ages 6-18.

While we applaud Buffet's generosity, we wonder if his purchase of that 2006 Cadillac back in June had any influence in his decision.

[Source: Daily Auto Insider via Car and Driver]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      #5 Henry Ford bombed a couple of times before his auto business got off the ground. But I believe it was his second attempt when the company failed a group of investors bought the company including a Mr. leyland who then brought forth the Cadillac name out of the company Ford had originally owned.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the fact that warren buffet "drives" a town car is the exact reason Lincoln needs to kill the town car. Buffett is 76, spot on in the town car demographic, ex. the livery fleets.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ford couldn't buy advertising this good - "I'm worth $44 billion and I drive a Town Car." To bad for them they're killing it. This is less than pocket lint in relation to Buffet's total giving: http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/25/magazines/fortune/charity1.fortune/index.htm
      • 8 Years Ago
      isn't this really negative publicity for Ford, since he basically decided to switch to Caddillac from Lincoln? lol.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, "I'm worth $44 Billion and I refuse to continue to drive this Ford product." Yeah, I like that advertising better. lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey John, I could not agree with you more. Anyone in there 20s-40s wouldn't be caught dead in a Lincoln (well, the LS/Navigator is okay, the zephyr is NOT the answer). Cadillac's lineup is so much more interesting than Lincoln's.

      But who would want to buy Warren Buffet's used Lincoln...most importantly why is a billionare driving a Lincoln in the first place????
      • 8 Years Ago
      Correction:
      It's Warren BUFFETT, not Buffet.
      Wasn't sure about that, so just checked--it's Buffett.

      We'd better spell his last name right or he'll buy us and throw us away;-).
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is just a public display of affection. I'm sure Buffet gives much more to charitable causes. The amount of money involved here is pocket lint.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't hear a Lincoln/Cadillac debate without being reminded of Donnie Brasco:

      LEFTY
      You can't say to me a Lincoln is
      better than a Cadillac.

      NICKY
      It's the better automobile, no
      question. Head and shoulders.

      LEFTY
      Geddadaheah. Geddadaheah before you
      make me mad.

      SONNY
      Lefty, how you gonna be mad at Nicky?

      LEFTY
      I ain't mad at him. I'm mad at his
      stupidity.

      LEFTY
      Ain't no comparison. Cadillac got
      more acceleration, more power, more—
      better handling, better looking,
      more legroom for your feet, more
      power --

      BOOBIE
      You said that.

      LEFTY
      Said what?

      BOOBIE
      More power.

      LEFTY
      Be got me so fucking aggravated,
      Boobie, I forgot what I said.

      NICKY
      I'll tell you one thing -- the Lincoln
      is longer.

      LEFTY
      Longer what?

      BOOBIE
      Whaddaya talkin' about? Longer
      wheelbase?

      NICKY
      Longer. Like longer. In inches. It's
      a longer car.

      LEFTY
      You know something, Nicky, you don't
      make no fucking sense sometimes.

      NICKY
      You got two cars. One's longer. All
      things being equal, the longer car
      is the one gonna get there first.

      LEFTY
      Ain't the question all things being
      equal. One's a Cadillac and one's a
      Lincoln.

      NICKY
      The one's longer gets there first.
      That's scientific fact.
      (to Sonny)
      What's better, a Lincoln or a
      Cadillac?

      LEFTY
      Why're you asking him?

      NICKY
      I'm asking him.

      LEFTY
      Why don't you ask me?

      NICKY
      I asked you already.

      LEFTY
      That's right. And I told you there's
      no comparison.

      SONNY
      What the fuck are you arguing about?
      Mercedes got it all over both of
      them.

      It's not just old people ready to die that like cars like the Town Car, body on frame rear wheel drive cars are pretty hot with the kids. I don't necessarily support Donks, but it's better than putting a body kit on an Accord: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060510/AUTO03/605100333/0/ARCHIVE