This 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI is a highly original survivor
of an interesting and rare luxury machine. So it's quite noteworthy
to find a budget price on a loaded fuel-injected V8 classic.
The Mark VI represents one of the most interesting times at
Lincoln. It was only time a sedan version of the Mark series was
ever offered, and this lasted only a short few years. It may have
been sold alongside the Lincoln Town car that year, but this had
exclusive sporty touches like the hidden headlights, louvered
fenders, opera windows, and hallmark Continental kit style rear.
This sedan was also considerably more expensive than the Town Car,
and so the numbers were always rarer. This example is in a true
survivor state where the low price leaves room in the budget for
upgrading the paint, polishing the chrome, and restoring some
functions, like the headlight covers. But we already like this car
because it's a solid and complete classic that retains all of its
detail-oriented looks. So these something quite distinct about
having a weathered but luxurious appearance.
Detail-oriented means things like how the red pinstripe of the
exterior is a preview of the full red interior. It's hard not to be
impressed by the well-presented vintage luxury inside. After all,
the red velour seats remain bright, and they have the kind of cushy
feeling you'd love to have in a sofa. There's even a new headliner.
Full-sized luxury means you can choose to seat six or fold down the
armrests in both rows to give four people the individual comfort
you expect from the Mark-series. As a true Lincoln, this is loaded
with features like cruise control, power locks, power windows, the
original AM/FM/cassette premium stereo, and provisions for factory
air condition (will need servicing.) Your seat power adjusts to the
ideal position, and you have a tilt steering column to ensure your
experience behind the wheel is a true Lincoln-level sensation.
This is a premium Ford product from the '80s, and so you know
there's a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood. It has an honest
presentation that looks exceptionally original. It's a factory
fuel-injected car that even received a recent tune-up. So this
fires up and runs with the smoothness and consistency you expect
from an FI machine. While the Five-Oh motor was earning a
street-eating reputation in the Mustang, this is quite a different
setup. It utilizes its powerful and torquey heart in a more refined
way. So no rumbling burnouts here, but you do get to be the first
to pull away for the stoplight any time you want. Plus, it has
power steering, front disc brakes, and a four-speed automatic
transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. So it's the kind of
classic luxury that can still easily take you in comfort on the
long road trips.
This is believed to be a one-owner survivor, and the sale even
comes with the owner's manual. So this is your opportunity at an
interesting piece of Lincoln history a value price. Call