Even the most hard to impress classic car aficionados will have no
choice but to give this 1975 Lincoln Continental Limousine an
admiring nod as it passes by. Endlessly cool and well-preserved, it
captures the top tier styling sensibilities of its era perfectly -
it would make a fitting entry into any automotive time capsule.
It doesn't take much imagination to envision the stir this limo
will create as it cruises down the boulevard. With its ornate
rectangular grille positioned at the front of a seemingly
never-ending hood and some substantial real estate separating the
pairs of front and rear doors to leave no doubt that this is a
stretch limo in the most literal sense, this vintage Lincoln's head
turning ability is beyond question. While it could do with a trip
to the paint booth for some freshening up and a little focused
attention to bring it back to its deserved former glory, it packs
plenty of visual impact just as it stands. Its assembly of
brightwork looks solid, its exterior alignment very much on point
and the vinyl top capping its substantial cabin is clean. A
significant amount of a limo's appeal lies in its ability to
provide luxurious accommodations for its passengers that includes a
nice view of the sky when they so choose - the sunroof on board
here is in good working order, so consider that box checked.
Considering that this lengthy classic has never seen the inside of
an upholstery shop during its substantial lifetime, its blue
interior - which mixes leather and cloth to great effect - has
withstood the test of time pretty well. You can see the expected
signs of pronounced wear on the front seat and there are other
areas strewn about the cockpit that could use some refurbishment,
but for a survivor, it offers a lot of pluses. In particular, the
passenger area in back really looks sharp - its velour covered
seating, as well as the carpeting below don't show the pronounced
signs of wear you'd expect and while the entertainment center will
require some attention to get back up and running, as far as
aesthetics are concerned this portion of the car is ready to
delight your friends and family right away, and the sheer impact of
being surrounded by so much vintage style certainly can't be
overstated. The collection of woodgrain accents is in consistently
good shape and those finishing details that make such a difference
in a car's presentation - the door panels, interior hardware and
the like - are also well-represented here.
Given the generous proportions and considerable curb weight of this
Continental, it would take an engine with some substantial
displacement to propel it properly and the 460 cubic inch V8
standing by beneath the hood certainly qualifies. It's likely the
original powerplant and is in fin form - armed with a 4-barrel
carb, it fires up promptly and pulls with gusto as it teams with a
smooth shifting 3-speed automatic C6 transmission to form a road
ready drivetrain. This vintage limo delivers a strong driving
experience in all respects - in adding to its substantial power,
its brake system is in good working order, its ride as smooth as
you could want and its power steering feels impressively tight and
precise. This eye-catching ride cruises on a set of 15" stock
wheels wrapped with Nexen N'Priz tires. The undercarriage on this
lengthy Lincoln is in very solid shape.
With its substantial nostalgia-inducing powers and strong running
condition, this 1975 Lincoln Continental Limousine would be a great
addition to any collector's garage. Call today!
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