Lot 248 - 1979 Lincoln Continental Mk. V 'Collectors Series'
|Odometer reading||27,000 km|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
The Continental was produced by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company from 1939 to 1948 and again from 1956 to 2002. Despite often sharing the same floor plan with less-expensive Fords in more recent years, the Lincoln Continental name conveyed a special cachet being a distinctively styled, highly equipped luxury car in the course of its long history. In 1975, the two-door hardtop model was replaced with a pillared coupé; the four-door received a new roofline to further differentiate it from the Ford and Mercury models. The Continental Town Coupé received a square opera window in its rear pillar while the Town Car received an oval one. The braking performance was a sore point on full-size American cars of that time but was improved as the Continental became one of the first American cars with four-wheel disc brakes. In 1977, the radiator grille changed from a rectangular type to a Rolls-Royce style grille. The new grille was both higher and narrower than in previous years but the position of the headlamps remained unchanged.
This Lincoln Continental Mk. V 'Collectors Series' was imported from the state of Illinois in June 2007 and is fitted with the large engine option. Finished in pale blue, with the stylish blue twin comfort 'lounge seats', the vendor informs us that the car is rust free and drives very well. It is important to note that prior to its stay in a prominent classic car museum, we are informed that it had only one owner recorded. The cockpit is exemplified by 'ebony woodtone appliqué' and a brushed chrome finish. This Mk. V Continental is supplied with a V5C registration document, a new MoT test certificate and the US title document. This is an enormously stylish limited edition American car from the 1970's representing the very best the automotive industry had to offer.
* Interested parties should note that although this vehicle starts, runs and has a valid MOT test certificate, it has been stored in a collection for the last few years and, as such, some light recomissioning may be required.
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