Lot 246 - 1975 Lincoln Continental Mk. IV ‘Versailles Edition’
|Odometer reading||45,613 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £22,000|
- From a private collection
- Highly original with just 45,613 miles from new
- In single family ownership from 1975 to 2018 when it was imported to the UK
- In very good condition throughout
Introduced in 1972, the Lincoln Continental Mk. IV was a personal luxury coupé and Ford’s answer to the Cadillac Eldorado. Styled both inside and out by Wes Dahlberg, the newcomer was longer, lower and lighter than its predecessor. The interior featured a ‘Twin Comfort Lounge’ bench front seat with six-way power adjustment, air conditioning, Cartier clock, electric windows and plentiful sound deadening. Supremely comfortable thanks to its soft-riding coil-sprung suspension complete with four-link STABUL rear end. The last luxury group announced for the 1975 model-year was the Versailles Edition. Upholstered with ‘Pillow Style’ seats in ‘Crushed Majestic Cloth’, it would probably have horrified Louis XIV but was very much in keeping with the Lincoln’s ultimate land yacht ethos.
Finished in dark red with matching Crushed Majestic Cloth upholstery, this wonderful ‘Versailles Edition’ example is offered with a superb specification which includes cruise control, auto dimming headlights and a Gold moonroof. Imported in 2018 from Rhode Island, USA, this Lincoln was in single family ownership before arriving in the UK, at which point it had covered a mere 45,000 miles from new (a figure substantiated by a mileage declaration on an old US Certificate of Title).
In very good condition throughout, this Lincoln looks superb, it benefits from a fabulously decadent and seemingly completely original interior and even has its original factory stickers which remain affixed to the underside of the trunk lid and on the engine’s rocker covers. This Lincoln, which resides in a private collection has been maintained by in house technicians and as such it is reported to run and drive very well indeed. Throughout the vendors tenure the mileage has increased to a genuine 45,613 miles from new. Wonderfully evocative of the 1970s, this exceptional example is offered for sale with a handbook, V5C registration document, sundry paperwork and previous MoT test certificates. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire the best example we have seen. This Lincoln will be driven to the sale from the heart of Kent and is ready to be used immediately by its new owner.
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