1979 Lincoln Continental MARK V "Carriage Roof Convertible"Hardtop Coupe

Price: US $2,500.00 Item location: Conrad, Iowa, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Mark Series
  • SubModel: Contenental
  • Trim: MARK V
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 95,590
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: white/Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Lincoln Mark Series Contenental

1979 Lincoln Mark V Coupe, I was told it basically had two long term owners over its 37 year life. The fellow that owned it since 1991 passed away about 9 months ago and the car went to his long time friends family, which I purchased it from a couple of months ago. Odometer shows about 95600 miles, and was informed that was original and I don't believe it ever rolled over. I was intending on fixing it up a bit and using it for a weekend driver but, plans have changed. Lack of indoor parking and no time are some of my factors. These cars sure are sleek.
The car is basically very solid and straight. It was repainted over a good rust free body about 6-7 years ago so I was told. Paint job looks really good from about 8 feet plus away but, has plenty of orange peel and other minor finish imperfections when up close. Again, nice body! A good color sand/buff may be the answer or just enjoy it the way it is. It's quite presentable inside and out.
Chrome and stainless all decent and presentable or better, simulated convertible top is showing age but, in good overall condition for a 1979 model. Leather seats are basically nice, especially rear seats, drivers seat shows some wear. Headliner and carpet are good, drivers and passenger door panel armrests have some cracks. Dash is nice. Trunk and liner in very good shape. Owners manual included.
Car has been sitting in garage for a quite awhile so, tires will need replacing as they are just plain old, brakes should be checked for safety, belts and hoses should be changed as needed, tune up, and mainly carburetor needs cleaned/overhauled as it has a bit of a flat spot and needs feathered especially when engines cold. (I have new rebuild kit) etc etc. Air Conditioner will need Freon service. Engine does run good and quiet aside from needing a good tune up, trans shifts well and brakes seems to stop OK too. Engine oil is clean. Nice ride, aside from old dry tires. The folks I got it from had driven it home about a 40 mile journey and had no problems but, were cautious of the tires.
Most of the electrical devises/options seem to work as they should. Power seat(s)and passenger window I know are not currently working. I bought a used tested seat switch but, have not installed it (it will be included). Fuel gauge is intermittent. It does have a fuel mileage range system that appears to be working fine.
Car can be a good driver with a little TLC, and not too much $, realistically priced to sell. It's basically a 3 day weekend and only about $800.00 from being a nice driver one would be proud of.
NOTE: I have 4x of the stock disk type Lincoln wheel covers which I can exchange for current wire type presently on car, should you prefer?
Bid or offer only what you have available, real auction. New bidders (with less than 10 feedback) please contact me prior to bidding. Car sold as-is where is 50621 IA. Clear title in hand. Please pay in full within 7 days, PayPal initial payment of 250.00 due at auctions end. Car is 37 years old, unrestored and no warranty. You will need to have it trailer to be safe. Please pick up car within 30 days.
Thank for looking.