1979 Lincoln Continental Collectors Series 60K original miles! Survivor! NR!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- SubModel: Collectors Series
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: COLLECTORS SERIES LOW MILES! LEATHER! TRUE SURVIVOR!
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 62,000
- VIN: 9y82s733987
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 6.6 2bbl 400cid
- 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: Blue
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Lincoln Continental COLLECTORS SERIES LOW MILES! LEATHER! TRUE SURVIVOR!
Up for auction is a very rare 1979 Continental Collectors Series. 62K original miles - A true survivor. Original paint. Not perfect but looks good. Aluminum trim has a ding here and there - nothing that cant be fixed. An unmolested example of The finest, largest - and at a hair under 20 feet from bumper to bumper - the longest vehicle America had to offer in 1979. The Pioneer CD player and aftermarket speakers are the only non original things I can find on this car. I may have a period correct 8 track player. If I find it I will include it . The leather on drivers side front seat pad (Lumbar portion) was torndue to theold man (prior owner) wearing suspenders. This Luxury Liner comes with the 4 factory turbine wheels - I may have an extra turbine spare laying around. It also comes with the original owners manual. Some of the photos show her residing in the high desert of Eastern Washington right after I purchased and washed her. Since then I have detailed the exterior, conditioned the top, gold pin striped the exterior, and put three coats of wax on it. Power antenna works. Headliner is good. The fabric that attaches to the windshiels pillars is coming off but can easily be reset with some spray trim adhesive. The Windows work but they are slow. They need to be lubricated.No leaks from the 42â€™ moonroof. The Power locksneed to be lubricated as well as they sometimes work.Sunroofworksgreat. The tires are decent. Breaks are great. AC needs charged. Overall arare example of a limited edition car that survived due to being garaged up until the last few years. It doeshave a block heater as it was a high desert car. One of the bumpers is lightly scuffed. I live in Oregon. The car is 99% rust free. I cant find any rust anywhere.This is a lot of car for the price. Buyer pays shipping from Oregon or you can fly out here and drive it home. It will make it.Passengers side seat is not moving forward and backward I have not tried to diagnose it. Steering wheel has cracks from being in the desert and temperature changes . It needs a little bit of touchup work on the paint.The carburetor could use a cleaning. It idles a little bit rough sometimes but it just does absolutely perfect at speed. I might rebuild the carb before selling. Cruise control works like a charm. Trans is tight. Rides like you are floating on a down comforter. Reliable. Maintained. I had plans to modify this car but I decided to keep it completely stock. Gold grill, gold moon roof, just as she came from the factory. Was not a factory CB car. This is a real gem. Rare to have a full soft top. the top is slightly brittle but only in 2 small sections near the base of the rear widow. You wont be disappointed. I will list pictures of undercarriage (which is excellent) in a day or two. No reserve but I may list it for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early. Here is some info from notoriouluxury.com on this car:
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The Lincoln Continental is synonymous with eloquenceâ€¦they are the luxury cars by which other luxury cars are judged. The Continental Life is a highly bespoke lifestyleâ€¦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 Companyâ€™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 editionâ€¦The Collectorâ€™s Series epitomized the luxury and elegance of Americaâ€™s last traditional luxury sedan.
Sumptuous six-passenger roominess, legendary comfort & convenience, with a stately presence makes the Lincoln Continental one of Americaâ€™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 127.2â€ wheelbase. It has the luxury length of 233â€ and is 79.9â€ in width.
The 1979 Continental Collectorâ€™s Series came fully equipped. The Continental sedan with this elite option ran around $16,500. The cost of a fully equipped Collectorâ€™s Series ran in excess of $18,000. Among the select few options available were the power glass Moon Roof, 40-channel CB radio, â€œSure-Trackâ€ 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 Collectorâ€™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. â€œCollectorâ€™s Seriesâ€ nomenclature is affixed to each rear roof sail panel attesting the fact this is the quintessential luxury sedan â€“
The Continental Collectorâ€™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. Eleganceâ€¦all the luxury youâ€™d expectâ€¦and a ride thatâ€™s smooth and sure are all attributes of the 1979 Continental Collectorâ€™s Series sedan â€“ This car is so comprehensively equippedâ€¦it would be easier to tell you what it doesnâ€™t haveâ€¦
Everything about the interior of the 1979 Continental Collectorâ€™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 Collectorâ€™s Series comes with many owner niceties such as a leather-wrapped tool kit and leather-bound ownerâ€™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 Collectorâ€™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 Collectorâ€™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 motoringâ€¦
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 Collectorâ€™s Series are still highly sought, now as piece of automotive history.
The 1979 model year was a significant yearâ€¦the last full-size American luxury sedan rolled off the assembly line. To commemorate this historic event, the Collectorâ€™s Series epitomized the luxury and elegance of the American motorcar. At a time when other luxury car manufacturers were down-sizingâ€¦Lincoln gave America just what the luxury car buyer wantedâ€¦