36,200 ORIGINAL MILES, Rare COLLECTOR'S SERIES, Toolkit, Owner's Manual, LEATHER

Price: US $13,500.00 Item location: Beachwood, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Mark Series
  • SubModel: Collector's Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Mark V Collector's Series
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 36,200
  • VIN: 9Y89S662244
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 400 CID V-8
  • 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
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1979 Lincoln Mark Series Collector's Series

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Prior to Tom Selleck’s role as America’s favorite private eye in the hit 1980s television series Magnum P.I., e had lesser known role—model for Ford Motor Company’s promotional materials for its stunning 1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector’s Series. 1979 marked the end of an era for the Lincoln-Mercury Division, s it was the last year its Mark V would be produced, hereafter replaced with the downsized Mark VI in 1980. The aptly named Collector’s Series commemorated this automotive milestone with a “unique limited edition Mark V [that] embodies exterior design features and interior sumptuousness surpassed by no other Continental Mark, ast or present.” The Collector’s Series included virtually every option as standard equipment and sold for an $8,000 premium over a typical Mark V, aising its price to a whopping $21,000. It also combined unique exterior and interior styling and comfort features that were not available on any other Mark V, uch as a gold grille, ood ornament and pinstripes, alino half vinyl roof with coach lamps, olor-keyed cast aluminum turbine wheels, hrome-edged vents, umptuous Kasman II luxury cloth interior trim, nd a genuine leather dashboard with glistening ebony woodtone appliqué and brushed chrome finish. Also included as standard equipment, nd unavailable on any other 1979 Mark V, ere a leather-bound toolkit and owner’s manual. It truly was the end of an era.

This gorgeous Mark V Collector’s Series is a stunning example that you will be pleased to add to your collection. Withjust 36,000 original miles, his car still sports its original Michelin tires! Its Midnight Blue Metallic finish has a brilliant luster and is accentuated by a flawless Valino half vinyl roof. In addition, he chrome and bright work is in very goodcondition. The interior also shows beautifully, nd is virtually free of wear. Its leather interior is glove-soft, nd the leather dashboard is free of any cracks or wear. Similarly, ts Kasman II covered and ebony woodtone capped door panels, eadliner, nd carpeting are in excellent condition. Best of all, his classic runs and drives as beautifully as it looks.

In addition to low mileage, here are several other features that make this Collector’s Series unique among all others. One such item is its leather interior. Whereas most Collector’s Series Mark Vs featured a full Kasman II cloth interior, his one features a full leather interior, nd was one of only 862 out of 6,262 Collectors Series produced with these paint and trim codes, ccording to the MartiAutoWorks Deluxe Report, hich will be included with sale. In addition, his car is equipped with an optional CB radio—a $321 option—one of very few options not included as standard equipment. Additionally, he car was ordered with an AM/FM stereo with cassette tape (not an 8-track!). 1979 was the first year Lincoln offered a cassette tape player. Lastly, he buyer elected to order a full size spare tire in lieu of the standard inflatable spare tire.

What also makes this car unique is that the following items—many of which have been separated from their cars through the years—are also included:

  • Leather-bound toolkit
  • Leather-bound Owner’s Manual and 1979 Limited Warranty Booklet
  • Original Ownercard Warranty Identification Card
  • Window sticker copy
  • Original initialed Ford Motor Company Gate Release & Accounting Form Copy
  • Built sheet
  • MartiAutoWorks Deluxe Report Copy
  • Lincoln digital garage door opener with all accessories (still in original box)
  • Set of Lincoln keys
One item of note is that the cassette player does not currently work, ut this does not affect the operation of the stereo or CB radio. In addition, he air conditioning and cruise controlare not currently working. All other power options, ncluding power seats, umbar support, indows, oor locks, runk release, ntenna, Autolamp System,” and Cartier clockfunction as they should. In addition, he car’s finish has someminor imperfections that do not detract from the overall appearance of the car.

This car was built on November 17, 978—three days ahead of the production schedule—and was shipped to Spitzer Motors of Elyria. It was subsequently purchased by Hedwig B. Varouh and placed in service on November 26, 978, n whose possession it remained for the next 26 years. Subsequent to 2005, t was owned by collectors who enjoyed it for pleasure drives and cruise-ins, lways ensuring that it was properly maintained and stored indoors.

If an extremely rare car—even among Collector’s Series Mark Vs—is what you desire, his classic is for you.

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Although all best efforts have been made to accurately describe and evidence the condition of this car, his vehicle is sold AS IS, HERE IS, ith no warranties, xpressed or implied.