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For Sale: 1978 Lincoln Continental in Carey, Illinois

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Vehicle Description

This is a stunningly authentic, truly immaculate condition Lincoln Continental Mark V, Cartier edition with a genuine 40,000 miles. Cartier worked in cooperation with Lincoln to provide an exclusive "signature" motorcar for its time. The car is 100% original in all aspects, right down to the factory pin-striping and Cartier logo on the trunk lid. This car is a rare and wonderful find. Finished in Light Champagne (52) with matching Champagne (HV) leather upholstery. The specifications for this Cartier example is: Cartier Edition Light Champagne paint finish Light Champagne Landau Vinyl Roof Light Champagne Bodyside Moldings Dark Red Dual Pin Stripes on Bodyside Cartier Logo on Rear Deck Lid Cartier signature in Opera Windows 6-Way Power Passenger Seat Dual Beam Map/Dome Lamp Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors (both sides) Turbine-Style Cast Aluminum Wheels This is a genuine 2 owner car from Southern Arkansas that spent the last 10 years of its life in the Midwest in the hands of a collector so rarely used in the snow. As the first owner, it was "grand dad's" pride and joy until he passed away. It is now showing a very modest 40,700 miles. The car has been recently gone over by a local work-shop and everything is in good operating condition. The engine runs smooth and powerful. Brakes are good and the car stops sure. All features and functions work well with the heater hot and A/C ice cold. All windows, mirrors, radio, wipers, exterior and interior lights work as they should. The headlight covers work every time! The body is rust free and the underside is relatively clean (it appears to have been rust-treated). The whole car is very straight, accident free and has never had any body repair. This is evidenced by the original factory stickers and markings on the inside edges and under the hood and trunk. The paint is completely factory original and looks fantastic. There are barely any minor chips here and there and the headlight covers are pretty much free of marks. Down the sides - not even a ding! It is very shiny, consistent and simply looks great from close and afar. The original vinyl top is excellent. All rubber, glass and trim fixtures are in wonderful condition without any signs of fading, marks or scratches. The interior is absolutely fantastic! This is the hall mark of this Continental and makes the car look like she is only a couple of years old - without exaggeration. Finished in a light champagne leather with rich red seat inserts and door straps, she looks incredibly sharp. The dash is perfect without any sun-fading or cracking. All the faux wood and chrome finishings are like new. The dash cluster is like new. In fact the whole dash looks like new! The steering wheel without scratches or cracks. The leather seats are in simply amazing presentation and condition, totally clean and remain very supple. Please look at the close up photos below. Carpets, door panels, handles, switches, knobs and every little item is virtually perfect. The headliner is indeed perfect. And, the cigarette lighters have never been used - an almost impossible claim for any 70s era car! The interior is without doubt a 9.999999 out of 10. Just stunning. Everything on the car works correctly; windows, seats, mirrors, instruments, heater, AC. Even the clock works perfectly right done to the day and date! The car all round is very original in all respects. Sporting 1" whitewalls on original rims.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1355579
  • Price:$18,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Light Champagne
  • Interior Color:Light Champagne leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:40500
  • Stock Number:8Y89S940002
  • VIN:8Y89S940002