1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Lincoln's founder, Henry M. Leland was a design genius. But due to
his lack of business and manufacturing prowess, his company was
sold to the Ford Motor Company for 8 million dollars in the early
1920's. All Lincoln vehicles owe their brand name to the US
president Abraham Lincoln, whom Henry Leland idolized. Much of
their design is borrowed from the tastes of Cadillac. In fact,
Leland was a founder of Cadillac. Touches of their designs can be
found on the Premiere, Lincoln's blockbuster model in 1956.
According to a 2013 poll, Lincoln was the preferred American brand,
reaching a higher rating than Cadillac amongst US drivers.
For consignment a 2-door coupe made up of miles of solid Detroit
iron which is dedicated to the luxurious transporting of its
passengers from point A to point B. A car which has been in the
family since its original purchase in 1973. This land yacht is
ready to cruise and can definitely be a sound driver for the long
haul. Back and forth to Florida for the snowbird wintering? Why not
do it in style...Heeeelloooooo Boca!
Reminiscent of the early 1970's design squares and rectangles work
together to form the exterior shape of this limo sized 2 door
coupe. Bathed in Light Yellow Gold with a white vinyl top, it has a
mere 51,267 original miles, and I have to admit, it looks the part.
Hidden headlights front the chromed V shaped egg crate grille (HOLD
ON!! STOP THE MUSIC.. Peter you can't use "egg crate for the
grille", this is a Lincoln...Let's call it a truffle box grille!).
Ok so...chromed V shaped truffle box grille. A big bumper is below
and shines its way forward, you'll not need the headlights. A big
boxy grille surround in light yellow gold prepares your eye for the
long trip rearward to the front glass, white vinyl top, big doors
and the hint of a curve on the rear quarters. All steel, and all
minding their gaps very nicely. The NYC 2-bedroom sized trunk takes
the sloped line from the rear glass and B pillars, and levels it
out for the trunk lid. Just below is another massive piece of
chrome in the form of a taillight inserted rear bumper, big time!
Nice shiny wheel covers accent thin whites on all 4 corners. Howad,
get the bahgs, and let's get the hell outta heah befoh it
snos...Thank gawd for Flaridha! Aquebogue ain't no place ta be in
What else but white leather, plenty of chrome trim work, wood
applique and deep chocolate brown carpeting for the interior of
this car? Enough convenience buttons and toggles just in the door
to keep you distracted for miles. All in nearly showroom condition.
Turning our attention to the interior chairs, there are dueling
benches, a split back for the front and the big chair for the back.
All white, all pristine, and all heavenly comfortable. A chocolate
brown dash with a mixture of wood and padding makes up the gauge
cluster and mid dash. Still going strong with the conveniences with
intermittent wipers/washer/ climate controls and plenty of warning
lights for your eye to wander along with your fingers. An AM/FM
radio which is original is in the center, with a fold down hinged
ash receptacle and lighter combo which neatly disappears out of the
way. Nice brown carpet below and a vented white headliner is above,
nice and tight. Gimme a cigahret, this traeffik is horrahbel!
Under the long hood is a beautifully preserved 460ci V8. It has a
4-barrel carburetor on top and a 3-speed automatic (C6) on back,
with a Ford 9-inch rear with 2.75 cruising gears. Give it gaz, I
wanna get ova da bredg befoah 5!
An overall patina and some light surface rust, but for a 47 year
old gal she's looking great underneath! All structurally solid on
all the big panels and frame used in lieu of a unibody so it can
easily be added top for a long stretch limo...true fact! Power disc
brakes upfront and power drums for the rear.
Just a beautiful driver and cloud like ride with ample room for
whatever you decide to do. Storage galore, conveniences all work
save for the rear passenger power window (just turn on the
recharged air!) which blows cold.
Despite all the background noise during this description, this car
is a really great low mileage, large and in charge cruiser with
plenty of conveniences, a great looker, and has some serious power
when you need it to merge with traffic on the L.I.E.
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
81-2 Door Lincoln Hardtop
A-460ci V8 208hp
857047-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-Lincoln Continental Coupe
COLOR 6B-Light Yellow Gold
TRIM D2-White Leather
AXLE 2-Ford 9" 2.75 Conventional
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.