1977 Lincoln Mark V 460 V8 - 1 family owned - 40K orig miles No Reserve! Nice
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Mark Series
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 40550
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 460 V8
- 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: Green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Lincoln Mark Series
1977 Lincoln Mark V
For sale is my 1977 Lincoln Mark V with 40,550 original miles. The car was purchased in Macon, Georgia in around 1978 by my wife's grandfather. He liked it so much he bought his wife a white one, too! (Yes, I have two of these beasts!) He drove this one until his passing in 1984, at which point it sat in a shop building unmoved until around 2006, when my father-in-law and myself got her running and driving again only to park her back in the building until two years ago when I pulled her out again and made her roadworthy once more. Well, it is time to let her go.
The body has the original top and mostly original paint. The right side was damaged in 1979 and taken to the Lincoln dealer where he bought it for repair. He was not happy with the result, as you can see the paint has peeled and turned a different shade. Apparently, he caused quite a stink about it in the day! Also, note the rust that has appeared in different spots (I tried to get them in the photos), the worst being on the left side, just under the padded top. It was unusual to see rust on a Georgia car, but I think thebuilding where she rested for so many years built up a lot of moisture in the summer heat and storms. Regardless, the undersides and trunk are rust-free.
The interior is almost perfect. I hope you like green! There are a few minor spots on the carpet and a minor scuff on the back seat, but otherwise it is 1977 again. All the lights and gauges work, although the "Door Ajar" light stays on for some reason. I think the switch on the passenger door might be the culprit. Sadly, the original Quadrasonic AM/FM Ford 8-track doesn't seem to emit any tunes, and the power antenna refuses to show itself with the switch. The Cartier clock is stuck in 1977 (doesn't work), and Air Conditioning wants to get cold, but just gets alittle chilly. The power windows work great, as well as the power seat. All other buttons, lights, and gizmos work as they should, including the trunk release in the glove box, as well as the "Low Fuel" light--which gets a lot of use with that huge 460 under the hood-ha ha!
The hidden headlights loose their vacuum overnight and will be once again looking at you in the morning. I only have one key, I couldn't find the others, including the trunk key, but it will open with the release in the glove box. Grandma kept the tags up on it and her white one until 2000, but never drove it. I believe she stopped driving the white one in the early 1990s when she got a ticket on the interstate--for going too slow!
Mechanically, she runs and drives like new. Literally floats down the road, the first time I drove her two years ago I was heading up Riverside Drive here in Macon and noticed I seemed to be passing everyone. I looked down and saw I was creeping up on 80 mph without even realizing it! That smooth! Within the past year I replaced the entire brake system (hoses, pads, calipers front AND rear, master cylinder and that funky hydro boost--all new), plus a carb rebuild, had the gas tank cleaned and coated plus a new sending unit, new shocks on the rear, plus a full tuneup, including new belts and hoses. Lastly, I bought a set of new MileStar white wall tires. I've put about 250 miles since resurrecting her. Very fun to drive.
Please look at the photos carefully and don't hesitate to ask any and all questions! I am in middle Georgia, just north of Macon right on I-75. Georgia is a no-title state for old cars, so I willsell on a notarized bill of sale. I had to put in 'clear title' in the listing as the only other choices were salvage. Sadly, I couldn't find any old paperwork on the car, which would have been cool. Oh well, the car is cool enough.
I am selling at no reserve, it is time to clear the garage. Please bid responsibly and with intent; I listed her last year and the "buyer" flaked out after winning the auction and disappeared. A waste of time. I'm an old car enthusiast (Forward Look MoPars, to be exact--if this beast was an old Chrysler product she wouldn't be for sale! ha ha) and these old cars are a lot of fun, please allow the bidding/selling/buying to be fun as well. Thank you for looking!