Lot 111-1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V


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Growing up in the late seventies in Las Vegas, I always admired the big luxury cars the high roller showed off when dropping them off for valet parking at the Dunes, Sahara or Caesar’s Palace. The 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V was the longest two door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company at 230 inches. This example is equipped with the 460 cubic inch big block (7.5L), 4 barrel carburetor,  dual exhaust, and C6 automatic transmission. Inside it boasts a plush red velour interior, AM/FM 8-track stereophonic sound system,  Cartier trim package and electric everything! It has the carriage roof option, designed to look like a convertible and the optional turbine style wheels in place of hubcaps. Driving is super smooth, and even with the detuning common in the 70’s seems to have plenty of power. My wife says I have a Craigslist problem, but it’s really more of a mission to save cool old American cars from rotting away, and get them back on the road. I was told by the previous owner that this Mark V sat for about 4 years on the street in front of his house, he had no idea how to fix it for himself. I got this one running pretty well within about an hour, and if I didn’t have so many other projects I would definitely keep this and do a little hot rodding to the engine just to surprise the unsuspecting tuner at the stop light in town. It could still use some TLC, but overall is a very good car