If you’re on the hunt for an immaculate Lincoln from the 70s, look no further than this 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V. Available through Raleigh Classic Car Auctions, it will be crossing the auction block at no reserve Friday, December 6. It very well could be the way to get a clean and good-looking car at an amazing deal.
That burgundy exterior looks about as good as you could ever expect on a car this age, or even one that’s quite a bit newer. There’s a nice shine on the body panels, with only minimal touch-up paint on the rear end. In addition, the vinyl top is glossy and doesn’t show signs of damage, plus all the chrome trim pieces have a mirror-like finish. All the factory details are still in place, including all badging, the hood ornament, and original wheels with whitewall tires mounted to them.
You’ll find the same level of preservation for the burgundy interior, which boasts original materials throughout. The door panels are free of major damage, as are the seats, dash, and carpeting. Some nice amenities come with this ride, like power steering, power brakes, power windows, and air conditioning. There’s also the original AM/FM radio with an 8 track player, which is a fun detail.
While looks matter, knowing a car will start and run strong is a great reassurance. This Mark V is stated to run and drive smoothly, so it’s a turn-key investment car you can enjoy from the very beginning. A correct 460ci V8 engine with a 4bbl carburetor was the upgraded powertrain option from the factory, putting more power at your disposal. A new gas tank ensures this car is ready to roll.
Of course, the Continental is a thing of legend for the Lincoln brand. Many agree it was the pinnacle of Lincoln luxury for some time after. It could make an excellent and very affordable addition to your collection.
If you want a shot at owning this classic Lincoln, register to bid now. Many other cars will be crossing the auction block this weekend. To ask questions about the car or bidding process, contact Raleigh Classic Car Auctions.
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