Rear Seat Armrest
Although all non-P71 Crown Victorias and all Grand Marquis were equipped with a rear fold-down arm-rest, some of the earlier base-models were still lacking.
The more sparsely equipped vehicles often came with a plain arm-rest that did not have the dual cup-holders that were offered on the more moderately equipped
vehicles. These arm rests are very common; matter of fact, there are more with cup-holders than without. If your Panther is not otherwise equipped, there are
two ways you can swap this over. The easiest way, quite honestly, is to replace the entire seatback. Otherwise, the arm-rest can be removed by prying off two
"press-on" tabs. For an even more upgraded approach, the Executive Series Lincoln Town Car often came equipped with a special arm rest with HVAC and radio
controls. There were two versions of this arm-rest. One is equipped with cup-holders, and the other is equipped with a small Kleenex container. Both have the
HVAC/Radio controls, and the passenger side seat adjustment button. This button allowed the passenger in the rear seat to adjust the front passenger seat to
provide more leg room. Both Lincoln Town Car arm-rests have a storage compartment, and could be equipped with a change holder and / or a cellular phone dock.
To properly swap over to the Lincoln arm rests, it also requires swapping of the harness as well. The harness includes a Y-splitter that pipes the controls
into the steering wheel controls. Below includes the four levels of arm-rest, from basic, to standard, to executive 1, and executive 2. Note, non-SAP
P71s came with no arm-rests.