1979 Lincoln Town Car Collector Series, SUNROOF, Low Miles, Regularly driven

Price: - Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Town Car
  • SubModel: COLLECTOR SERIES
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: CONTINENTAL
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 57,774
  • VIN: 9Y82S761962
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 400 CID
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Lincoln Town Car CONTINENTAL

THE CAR – OVERVIEW

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The Lincoln Continental is synonymous with eloquence…they are the luxury cars by which other luxury cars are judged. The Continental Life is a highly bespoke lifestyle…beyond status quo. These people have their own style. The Lincoln Continental is their kind of luxury car. Continentalswerealways carefully designed to stay in style.

The Lincoln Continental is engineered to be among the finest automobiles America has to offer. They are Ford Motor Company’s finest and most distinguished motorcars. The 1979 model year is the finale for the last full-size luxury sedan built in America. To commemorate this historic event, the Flagship Town Car was offered as a limited edition…The Collector’s Series epitomized the luxury and elegance of America’s last traditional luxury sedan.

Sumptuous six-passenger roominess, legendary comfort & convenience, with a stately presence makes the Lincoln Continental one of America’s premiere luxury cars. These fine automobiles satisfied the most discerning owner. Many Cadillac owners switched to the Lincoln Continental because of its regal stature and long wheelbase. The 1979 Lincoln Continental rides upon a long 127.2” wheelbase. It has the luxury length of 233” and is 79.9” in width.

The 1979 Continental Collector’s Series came fully equipped. The Continental sedan with this elite option ran around $16,500. The cost of a fully equipped Collector’s Series ran in excess of $18,000. Among the select few options available were the power glass Moon Roof, 40-channel CB radio, “Sure-Track” braking system, and the plush Kasman II luxury cloth trimmed interior. Comfort and convenience features and accessories optional on the Lincoln Continental are standard for The Collector’s Series. This is a very special limited edition.

Signature exterior features includes color-keyed Coach Roof, gold-color grille and bumper inserts, right-hand remote-controlled outside rear view mirror, color-keyed premium bodyside moldings, color-keyed turbine-style cast aluminum wheels, Appearance Protection Group (front and rear carpeted floor mats, door edge guards, and rear license plate frame), right and left-side illuminated vanity mirrors, and Interior Light Group. “Collector’s Series” nomenclature is affixed to each rear roof sail panel attesting the fact this is the quintessential luxury sedan –

The Continental Collector’s Series includes as standard equipment: power vent windows, interval wipers, Defroster Group (electric window defroster and heated left-side outside rear view mirror), and Headlamp Convenience Group (automatic headlamp dimmer, and Autolamp on/off delay system). This is a sedan designed for comfort.

The ample dimensions are visually enhanced and balanced by body lines subtly styled in the gracious Lincoln Continental tradition. Elegance…all the luxury you’d expect…and a ride that’s smooth and sure are all attributes of the 1979 Continental Collector’s Series sedan – This car is so comprehensively equipped…it would be easier to tell you what it doesn’t have…

Everything about the interior of the 1979 Continental Collector’s Series has been designed with maximum comfort and convenience in mind. It gives rear seat passengers as much legroom as the front seat passengers. Front and rear steel-frame, energy-absorbing seats are covered with polyurethane and upholstered in luxurious Kasman II luxury cloth. The headlining is trimmed in rich Harvard cloth. The luxury of posh 36 oz. deep pile carpet lines the interior and 16 oz. cut pile carpet lines the trunk.

The Continental Collector’s Series comes with many owner niceties such as a leather-wrapped tool kit and leather-bound owner’s manual. Interior garnish moldings, sun visors, and roof panels wrapped in Kasman II luxury cloth adds further distinction to this elite luxury sedan.

The Continental Collector’s Series pampers its occupants with Automatic Temperature Control, Illuminated Entry System, Automatic Garage Door Opener, and an AM/FM Stereo Signal-seeking radio with cassette tape deck. Front and rear center folding armrests are traditional Continental accoutrements as well as the convenience of standard Tilt Steering Wheel, Twin Comfort Lounge seats with both sides 6-way power adjustable & passenger recliner, Automatic Speed Control, Power Lock Group (includes trunk release), power windows, Cartier electric digital timepiece, illuminated outside thermometer, power steering, and power brakes.

The 1979 Lincoln Continentals has one of the widest stances of any car in the world. Its impressive size, extraordinarily comfortable ride and impeccable road manners makes it a very distinctive luxury car. The Continental Collector’s Series sedan is the last of the real American luxury automobiles. Ford was the only domestic automobile manufacturer that made automobiles this large for the 1979 model year. This is indeed, the end of an illustrious era in motoring…

Lincoln Continental Town Cars are the most formal automobiles in the model hierarchy. The gracious appointments for both exterior and interior provide unprecedented luxury and Lincoln Continental superiority in handling characteristics. These Flagships possess a poised dignity that was the hallmark of every Lincoln. The Continental Collector’s Series are still highly sought, now as piece of automotive history.

The 1979 model year was a significant year…the last full-size American luxury sedan rolled off the assembly line. To commemorate this historic event, the Collector’s Series epitomized the luxury and elegance of the American motorcar. At a time when other luxury car manufacturers were down-sizing…Lincoln gave America just what the luxury car buyer wanted…

THIS PARTICULAR CAR

A bit about myself and this particular car, I am a retired engineer who enjoys owning and working on older cars. I learned to drive on a brand new 1979 Lincoln Town Car (my folks had two of them) and will always have a fond spot for the “King of the Road” and know what these cars drive and run like when new. I also have a 1969 Lincoln sedan with Suicide doors (completely restored) and a 1969 Mark III with 28K miles, white interior over burgundy exterior, I’m only selling this car as garage space is limited. The car has a clear NV title and is registered in my name, not a dealer, so in most states there is no sales tax on registration.

I purchased this car from Alan P. Sasseville in Las Vegas 3 years ago. He and his partner had purchased the car from its original owner in Dallas, Texas 4 years before. What impressed me about this car was the fact that it had been Ziebarted when new, so no rust and it had extra sound insulation when Ziebarted. For those of you who don’t know about Ziebart it was a process used in the 70’s and 80’s for cars when new to coat the underside and components to prevent rust at a time when the cars were more prevalent to rust than they are now, primarily owing to steel quality back then. I’ve had bad experiences with underside rust in the past and now always request pics of the underside of a car before I purchase it, and I always attempt whenever possible to buy a car from the Western U.S. for this reason.

This car runs and drives as new, or better than new. The reason why I say better than new is that this car has performance upgrades that the original cars should have had; given the weight and size of the car braking is not as good as todays cars, on this car the front rotors have been converted to slotted rotors which helps greatly on braking, and, the car has been outfitted with auxiliary fans (2) that ensure it ALWAYS runs cool. The auxiliary fans are wired to the air conditioner so they only engage when the a/c is on. I have not had to recharge the a/c system since I purchased the car and it is so cold that you have to turn it down even in 100 degree temperature. It is colder than my new Mercedes S550. With the additional sound insulation it is as though you are riding in a bank vault, it’s that quiet.

I had the brake upgrade and the auxiliary fans installed under my ownership ($1050 in total). Mr. Sasseville also had a very good maintenance & operating schedule for the car. I ended up naming the car “Morgan” which fits its stature. After I purchased the car I had it thoroughly gone through by my mechanics and any necessary work completed, the transmission and brake fluids were changed in addition to the radiator fluid and engine oil at 54K miles. The transmission oil was clean and odorless at that time, as it is today, confirming the condition of the transmission.

Mr Sasseville had told me that he changed the engine oil every 12 months or 1,000 miles on the advice of the original owner and I have maintained that schedule. I didn’t really know if he was pulling my leg but when I removed one of the valve covers to inspect the valves I was very pleased to see that the engine is very clean internally and looks like one with 10K miles (refer to pics).

My maintenance/operating schedule for Morgan has been changing the engine oil every 6 months or 1,000 miles. I drive him 20 miles a week and every 3 months drive him 150 miles, this schedule has been maintained during my ownership. The killer for these old cars, particularly the ones with low miles, is not being driven. The seals dry out and when you start driving them regularly they start leaking until you have to replace the seals which can amount to thousands of dollars. A rear main seal leak alone can run $2K if you have to pull the engine. Morgan has no leaks.

Mechanically “Morgan” runs perfect, his carb has been rebuilt so no hesitation ever (which is what these cars tend to do if left over time and not driven regularly). I also have an additional spare carb that will go with the car with the buy it now price (I’m so picky I wanted a spare just in case lol). Within the past year I’ve replaced the battery, the radiator and the muffler (the old radiator developed a pinhole leak at the top that only dropped minimal 1” puddle when outside temperature was over 100 but I figured it was time to replace it).

So mechanically the car hit all the right buttons for my purchase and on the asthetic/cosmetic condition it is also outstanding. The paint is approx 5 years old and near perfect as you can see in the pics. The vinyl roof is perfect as well (Morgan was ALWAYS garaged) and the seals are all great, even the sunroof which doesn’t leak a drop when going through the car wash !

All of Morgans electrical features work properly (including the Cruise Control at the correct speed which is rare ! ) and he is also somewhat unique in that he has FOUR, yes, FOUR, factory color coded remote controls built in for gates/doors which are extremely rare. They are currently in use and what a great feature. The outside temperature gauge on the drivers mirror works properly.

The warning lights all work and the instrument cluster is as clear as the day is came out of the factory (I took all of them apart & cleaned/polished them myself). The car has a working cassette player, CB radio, and all windows INCLUDING the front windshield have been tinted with a Nano-particle clear auto film which provides 99% UV rejection and 75% heat rejection ($1,200). The steering wheel is as new.

The door sills are all nearly perfect and the chrome is unbelievable, with wonderful shine and luster. Two caveats on the chrome, the driver’s door window surround has two ¼ inch scratches which may buff out but they’re not noticeable (a completely new chrome piece comes with car) and 3 or 4 in total raised flea bites in the chrome on the door handles less than 1 mm, they aren’t pits but I felt I should point them out.

The seats on Morgan are in incredible shape and the drivers cushions have been restuffed (the stuffing breaks down over years when used regularly). The headliner is as new, even around the sunroof, which is rare. The clock keeps perfect time and the glove box door isn’t sagging or out of alignment which it is on most of these cars. Please note that the carpet on the floor of the trunk has a bit of dry rot which most do, it has been recovered with carpet of a similar weight and color.

The car comes with the Collector leather-wrapped tool kit and leather-bound owner’s manual which are very hard to source.

The wheels and tires are in fantastic shape with the tires being Coker radials with 3K miles on 2 and 1K miles on the other 2, all less than 3 years old ($1,250).

Riding and driving in this car takes you back to 1979 and will bring a smile to your face.

I’ve been an ebay member since 2003 and have 100% positive feedback. Inspections are welcome. The car is for sale locally and if sold, the auction will be canceled.
Please remember, this is a 39year old car and it will not be absolutely perfect. I am representing it as accurately as I can based on my knowledge and have tried to give as much information as possible.
It is being sold without warranty and as is...

Inspections prior to auction end are not a problem and are encouraged. Should you have questions please feel free to contact me via email, stevemisner@gmail.com or through ebay, I can answer any questions within a few hours. Thank You for looking at this beautiful car.