1974 Lincoln Mark IV
Ah, the 1970's. It was the big decade, a time for big houses, big
hair, big families, big bell bottoms, and big cars! Despite this
being the Malaise Era, status seekers still knew what they liked.
Show the world you have arrived with a Fleetwood. Keep up with the
Jones' by buying a Cutlass. But according to stories I have heard,
if you were the owner of a Steak House, or a Car Wash, you drove
one of these...the Lincoln Continental Mark IV.
For consignment, priced for the everyday man, this large and in
charge Lincoln MK IV. Big steel panels, a padded vinyl roof, and
plenty of legroom, allow you to stretch out and go for a cruise,
all the while turning heads on Main Street!
Those large steel panels are straight and original, as we're
talking a consigner stated actual mileage car here, that being
28,080 miles. Unfortunately, the title reads exempt due to the age
of the car. Original Green Diamond Fire Metallic drapes all the
steel surfaces on this biggie, with a color name as long as the
actual car. This is topped off with a Dark Green Vinyl padded top,
featuring opera windows mounted in the "B" pillars. Working hidden
headlights, flank a massive Rolls-Royce Style grille that protrudes
from the hood. A near perfect chrome bumper wraps around the
bottom. Thin banded stainless trim makes its way rearward
circumnavigating the wheel wells, and rocker panels, ending at the
rear bumper, which is also pristine. Badging is all correct, gaps
are well minded, and even exterior rear-view mirrors are near
perfect. Medium thickness whites surround massive plated wheel
covers, all original.
Square green tufted and buttoned leather flank 2 leather armrests
and make up the "cushy" front seating. The same for the passengers
in the rear, although they get a large bench. Door panels have
similar treatment and have wood grained panels intermixed with the
green leather. Within the doors we note joystick controls for the
mirror and seat, power windows, and power locks for the doors and
windows. A showroom headliner is tightly hung above, and even the
interior courtesy light works! Looking toward the dash we see burl
and woodgrain, with climate control, clock and speedometer, an
original AM/FM Cassette radio, and several warning lights, all
framed by a green padded vinyl upper dash, with no cracks or
marring. Thick pile green carpeting showing very little wear or
fading is flooding the floors.
To propel this mass, within a clean engine bay, is a 460ci V8
shoehorned into the space. This is topped by a gas guzzling, but
power adding 4-barrel carburetor, and backed by a 3-speed automatic
C6 transmission. I can tell you from a test drive, there aren't
enough O's in smooooooth, to describe the wonderful ride, and
shifting I got from my test drive.
Clean and clear, virtually no rust excepting for the occasional and
uneventful surface rust which has accumulated over the year, but
certainly has not impeded the structural underpinnings of this big
car. Independent front suspension, and 4 link rear suspension,
Power disc upfront, and power drum in the rear for brakes and a
Ford 9" rear with a 2.75 gear ratio.
In the day this car was way out of reach for the masses, and now
sits in pristine condition awaiting its next driver who can just
smile in the ride, and comfort this car has to offer. All original,
well maintained, and pampered, this low mileage example is sure to
please even the most discriminating vintage '70's luxury car
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
89-2Dr Hardtop MKIV
A-460 CUI V8 220HP
BDY 65d- 2 Door Hardtop
COLOR 4Y-Green Diamond Fire
TRIM BR-Dark Green Leather &
TRANS U- C6
AXLE 2-2.75 gears 9"
DSO 16- Philadelphia, PA
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.