Beautiful 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Price: - Item location: Aurora, Colorado, United States
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • SubModel: Mark III
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Mark III series
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 115,000
  • VIN: 1Y89A805210
  • Color: Light Aqua
  • Engine size: Big Block 460 V8 Engine
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Power Windows, Power Seats, Power Antenna, Power Door Locks, Remote Trunk Release, Cruise Control, Automatic Headlight Dimming, Air Conditioning, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III series

This Lincoln Definitely Draws Attention!!!!

Please read the Terms and Conditions of this sale first.If you cannot accept the Terms and Conditions, then please do not waste your time or my time bidding on this vehicle.Please, bid with your wallet, not your heart.Also, please read the entire listing.There is a lot of information here.

I am selling this as I need to thin out my collection of 16 vehicles.I am selling this one and a few more over the coming weeks.I already have a Mark IV, which I will be keeping.Trades will not be considered, so please do not ask.

This is a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III, the first generation of the new Mark series that started in 1969.1971 was the last year for the high compression heads for the Ford big block 460 engine.This has plenty of horsepower and torque compared to the first couple of years for the Mark IV series.The odometer was replaced and it is believe that the vehicle has approximately 115,000 miles.

This is one of the more rare Mark IIIs, as it is highly-optioned. It has the factory sun roof, which works, along with the rare high back front seats split comfort seats, both with working 6-way power and automatic seat back releases.All windows work, power antenna works, automatic trunk release works.Originally came with an AM radio with a cassette player.That was removed and replaced with an original Ford AM/FM stereo radio. Automatic headlight dimmer option. All lights work.

I have included a picture of the Marti report.

As the last year for the high compression heads, this 460 (7.5L) had 365 horsepower along with 500 pound-feet of torque. It will definitely get you moving and keep you moving down the road. It has the 3-speed C6 automatic transmission. She weighs in at almost 5,000 lbs. Good old solid American iron!

It rides very smooth, just like riding on the gently waves on an ocean.Quiet, great handling, a very luxurious driving vehicle.However, you need to ensure the gas stations are readily available along you drive.It gets about 8 – 10 mpg and only has a 22.5 original gas tank.

A lot of work has been put into it over the last few years.On the Hagerty scale of rating cars, with 1 being concours and 4 being poor condition, this vehicle would be in a solid 2- to 2.In no way is it perfect and if that is what you are expecting, then please do not bid on this vehicle.

Here is a partial list of what has been done to the vehicle:

-It has been repainted, light aqua.Base coat/clear coat.There are a few spots where you can see a little orange peel.The car was originally white with black interior which has been maintained.

-Rebuilt transmission

-New brake shoes, master cylinder, booster, wheel cylinders, calipers with pads, brake hoses

-New oil pump

-New front cover, timing chain and gears

-New fuel pump

-New water pump

-New power steering pump and hoses

-New fan belts, coolant and heater hoses, valve cover gaskets, alternator

-New A/C compressor, expansion valve, receiver and condenser.The ATC works, but needs to be recharged.

-New plugs, wires, distributer and cap, and coil

-New correct two muffler & two resonator dual exhaust system

-New shocks

-Most vacuum lines replaced

-Radiator rodded

-New 27F battery

-Undercarriage cleaned, painted, undercoated

-NOS parking light and tail light chrome bezels

-Re-chromed: bumpers and bumper surrounds, rear reflectors, back up light surrounds

-One NOS quarter window chrome and other re-chromed

-New Cavalry grain vinyl top with correct grain, correct seams and no center seam

-New weatherstripping and new under hood pads

-Exterior stainless removed, buffed and polished

-NOS grill badge.

-Correct reproduction black leather interior

-Two NOS interior door pulls on excellent door panels

-Carpet great condition

-New trunk vent drains

-New correct trunk liner

-All jack and spare tire parts complete, cleaned, painted

-New 225 radial Cooper tires including matching spare.

Here are a few things that I have not fixed/repaired yet:

-The cruise control does not work.All components are there.I have been troubleshooting and I believe there is a bad relay.

-Automatic headlight dimmers.They work intermittently.I am not sure if the sensor is going out or if there is a bad relay.

The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.I will help facilitate the loading of the vehicle and I will store it in a climate controlled storage facility until the car is picked up.However, the vehicle must be picked up within two (2) weeks after auction close.So please start looking at carriers now, not later.

If you have any questions, please call Gary at 720-949-3546.

Terms and Conditions of Auction

1.This is a seven (7) day long auction.

2.There is no reserve so this car will sell to the highest bidder.

3.I reserve the right to end this auction at any time, with or without cause.

4.The car is being sold “as is” “where is.” Meaning there is no warranty on this vehicle, implied or implicit.Again, it is being sold “as is, where is!”There is no return.

5.If you are the winning bidder, this does not give you the right to inspect the vehicle, and then make a decision to buy it.If you are the winning bidder, you are obligated to follow through and purchase the vehicle.Bidding is considered to be legally binding contract.

6.If you wish to have the vehicle inspected prior to making a bid, you are welcome to inspect it or have an individual come and inspect it for you. Just please coordinate it with me.

7.If you have zero (0) feedback, you must contact me first, before making a bid and convince me that you are a serious bidder and should you be the winning bidder, you will follow through with the purchase of the vehicle.Otherwise, I will cancel your bid, no questions asked.

8.If you have more than one (1) bid retraction within the last six (6) months, you must contact me first, before making a bid and convince me that you are a serious bidder and not retract the bid, unless you truly made an honest mistake.Otherwise, I will cancel your bid, no questions asked.

9.Buyer is solely responsible for any and all shipping costs.I will help facilitate the shipment of the vehicle for you.However, you must coordinate the shipping date, time, and carrier with me at least 48 hours in advance.

10.A deposit of $1,000.00 is due within 24 hours of auction close via PayPal.Full payment must be made in full seven (7) days after the close of the auction.In the event the full balance of the purchase price, less the $1,000.00 deposit, is not received within the seven (7) days of Buyer's "purchase" of this vehicle, I reserve and retain the right to declare the Buyer to have defaulted on the terms of this listing and to terminate such sale and relist the vehicle for sale to another party. The $1,000.00 deposit will be retained as "liquidated damages" and I will owe no duty to the Buyer or any other purchaser to apply such funds to the final purchase price of this vehicle, or to refund such sum to the defaulting buyer.

11.Final payment must be made via wire transfer to my account or via certified check from a national bank (e.g., Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America).

12.These are simple Terms and Conditions to set the bounds of the auction and keep it fair and honest for all bidders.If you cannot abide by or accept these Terms and Conditions, then please do not bid.