1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, Champagne, 69,000 original miles, one owner

Price: US $3,500.00 Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • Trim: Mark V, 2-door, Cartier version
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 69,000
  • VIN: 9Y89S619489
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: V-8 403
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Lincoln Continental

It only takes a few tag words to highlight the features that make this beautiful 1979 Lincoln Mark V desirable among collectors: Cartier Edition, power moonroof, 69,000 original miles, single original owner.
Each one of these items makes it coveted among collectors, but what truly sets this car apart--even among comparably equipped Mark Vs--is its unique part in American history--see the Wikipedia article below.
Very few of these rare special edition cars were produced. This car has one original owner, and we are sad to see her go, but we need more room in the garage.
This car would be a great investment if you are handy and could put some muscle and money into it--goes for for $10-20,000 on eBayMotors and carsonline.com. Needs the vinyl top replaced due to typical wear and tear / hailstorm and she needs a little TLC but runs well.
Original color keyed cast aluminum wheels in light champagne and full leather interior with signature burgundy accents. Interior shows some expected wear for the miles.
There are some slight dings and a few scratches in the paint and some very minor dings in the chrome trim surrounding the wheel wells that should be noted. A little bit of rust, too where the vinyl top meets the body.
Comes with extras -- including original docs, complete ownership and service history from the Lowell Lebermann Lincoln dealership in Austin.
They don't make them like this anymore--produced 1977-1979 only. Make today the day to add this unique piece of rolling automotive memorabilia to your collection!
ALL fluids (oil, coolant, brakes, steering, transmission, rear end gear lube) flushed and replaced this year with a complete professional tune-up.
You will appreciate its level of optional equipment, including the following:
• V-8 engine with cruise control
• Interval wiper system
• Illuminated entry system & interior light group
• Headlamp convenience group
• Remote control right hand mirror
• Power windows, locks, mirrors, steering, seats, antenna
• Tilt steering wheel
• Landau vinyl roof
• Rocker panel moldings
• Turbine-styled cast aluminum wheels, 4 Wheel Power Disk Brakes
• AM/FM Stereo with Quadrasonic 8-track / change stations with left foot button!
• Power glass moonroof in silver (an $1100 option in 1979)
• Select Shift Automatic Transmission
• Automatic Temp Control
• Digital "Miles to Empty" Gauge
• Original Cartier clock
::::::::::Information courtesy of Wikipedia::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
The behemoth Lincoln Continental Mark V was sold for only three model years: 1977 to 1979. The last of the true highway cruisers, it replaced the Mark IV's more rounded styling with a more sharp-edged look that was then fashionable. Once again, its size increased both in length and width. It no longer shared its platform with the Ford Thunderbird (which was downsized by shifting its nameplate to the smaller Mercury Cougar/Ford LTD II platform.)
Lincoln, with the Mark V and Continental, held out for the giant American car longer than anyone else, but after 1979 it would not be possible. Ford came dangerously close to violating the Corporate Average Fuel Economy laws that year, and subsequent models would be substantially smaller.
This Mark, which was an updated version of the '72-'76 model, was completely restyled; and to some degree re-engineered. The soft, rounded look of the '72 car was replaced with razor sharp lines. The vinyl top, the opera windows, the spring-loaded hood ornament, the vertical radiator grille, and large whitewall tires were all part of the package. Interior design remained similar to the Mark IV, with variants in the seat patterns and dashboard trim (while retaining the general dashboard layout of the IV) being the primary differences.
The Mark V was larger and more complex than its predecessor, coming just ten inches short of being 20 feet (6.1 m) long, yet, surprisingly nimble for a car of such gargantuan proportions.
The designer editions were offered for the coupe model only. These designers included Bill Blass, Cartier, Emilio Pucci, and Givenchy. Each designer edition carried exclusive exterior and interior color combinations as well as more optional equipment over the standard model.
Thank you and happy bidding!