1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car - Custom Ordered Calif Car - Family Owned

Price: - Item location: Moreno Valley, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Town Car option
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 17,049
  • VIN: 9Y82S711442
  • Color: Pale Yellow / Cream
  • Engine size: 400 cubic inches
  • 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: Jubilee gold
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car option

1979 Lincoln Continental

17,042 original miles, it was my Dad's car. I have had it since the late 1990s.

I cannot guarantee this car in any way, please see the Please Read section below.

History of the car, it was ordered custom, and sent to California were it was picked at a Lincoln dealer near Angel Stadium. It was parked in Orange, California until around 1998, since then it has been at my house in Moreno Valley, California.

It always has been garaged, or double covered, ever since, see the pictures. When I got the car it had around 2,500 miles on it, I have driven it periodically ever since. The longest trip it took in the last 30 years was a trip to Las Vegas. It has current tags, and passed our California smog test last year. The car has always been licensed since it was new and has had the every two year smog test ever since.

* NEW: For any potential California buyers, I just had the Smog Test done on 6-28-2017 that starts the 90 day window for a new owner in California, to not need a new smog test when registering the car.

Related to the emissions system, the original emissions sticker on the valve cover is uncommon as it represents the California version not the 49 states example.

While I have had the car, the R12 A/C system failed, and I converted it to the R134a type. The 1979 Lincolns had an odd "pressure valve", A/C control system; I could not find any parts prior to the conversion, so with the help of a Midwestern company I converted it to the "pressure switch system", like most other cars. The air-conditioning works, I do add R134a every so often as needed, here in the near desert conditions of Riverside County air-conditioning is a must.

Over the years since I brought the car to my home, I have changed the oil based on miles and condition, records related to maintenance will go with the car. The automatic transmission fluid has been changed once, the rear end gear oil has been changed once. The brakes are original, front disc, and rear conventional brake shoe type. The front under the hood insulation panel has been changed out with an aftermarket one.

Years ago I added a Sony 10 pack CD changer which is in the trunk; it plays through the stock Quad 8 Track AM/FM Radio on FM band 88.3.

To keep the car level when full of passengers I replaced the original rear shocks with air shocks, I generally keep it at 40 to 50 psi.

Issues that I am currently aware of, the "automatic high beam dimming system" works when it feels like it, the chrome has some minor pitting (see pictures), the intact vinyl top is original, and it may need special cleaning, or replacement in the future. When the car was painted at the factory they must have had some issue with the paint gun, this only effected inside the the truck lid, there is some runs and other color mixed in spots. The exterior of the car look great, again please see pictures.

Things which will go with the car:

A set of original 1979 Lincoln Repair manuals

A Lincoln garage door control box which came with the car, (not tested)

Various documents, and records which I have gathered over the years, including a copy of a "build" paper which I found in the car, the original disintegrated years ago, a 1979 copy, from the dealer, shipping paper, it is like a "window sticker" I have been told, and some sales brochures (if I can find them!).

I will also include a fairly large collection of 8 track tapes including some Quad type.

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Please Read:

All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility.The car has replacement Goodyear white wall tires which are over 10 years old, please consider this when driving at highway speeds.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

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