For Sale: 1971 Lincoln Continental in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

For sale at the St. Louis Car Museum is a very well kept Continental Mark III featuring a in Ginger Moondust Metallic finish, along with, only 69,000 actual miles on the odometer! This luxury classic is wonderfully original throughout, with a numbers matching 460ci V8, automatic, full power accessories, air conditioning, and more! Recently serviced and ready for the road!

Brief History About The Continental Mark III:
Big luxury cars were the hallmark of American built classics leading into the 1970's. Whether you owned a Ford Thunderbird, Chevrolet Caprice, or upscale Cadillac Eldorado, you were going to get plenty of iron wrapped around plenty of features and options. Big cars meant big engines, big trunks, huge interior cabin space, and a comfortable road feel. Not wanting to miss out in all the fun, Lincoln redesigned their Continental to have considerably more style for the 1969 model year. Branded as the Mark III model, it was 6 inches longer than its Ford Thunderbird counterpart which provided ample interior and trunk space for the owner. The trunk deck lid presented a spare tire contour, although it was only for looks. The hood itself measures six feet long giving the luxury Continental the striking long hood/short deck proportions indicative of the period. The final year of the Mark III would come in 1971, with some 27,091 units built. Sales of the Mark III were brisk proving it was a success for Lincoln, giving its main competitor, the Cadillac Eldorado, a run for the money.

Details About Our Available Continental Mark III Model:
Offered here is a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III finished in Ginger Moondust Metallic over Medium Ginger leather/vinyl combination, with a Dark Brown vinyl roof. Factory appointments for the Continental Mark III were abundant. Starting under the hood, lucky owners would find a massive 460ci V8-4bbl engine mated to the Select-Shift automatic transmission producing 365 horsepower and 500 lb. ft. of torque through a traditional rear-wheel-drive differential! Additional factory features include standard climate-controlled air conditioning, power windows, tinted glass, power steering, full wheel covers, Sure-Track power brakes, and Cartier electric clock. Optional equipment on this example includes tilt steering column, power locks, rear window defrost, Twin Comfort power seats, whitewall tires, and AM/FM Stereo radio with power antenna.

This 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III sold originally from V.I.P Lincoln-Mercury in New Rochelle, NY when new, but hails out of the southern Florida area most recently. The Continental Mark III, shown here, is showing only 69,188 miles on the odometer which appear to actual based on the originality and limited wear visible on the car. It has been repainted one time professionally and continues to show exceptionally well! Recently tuned in 2020 with a fully rebuilt carburetor, new whitewall ties, and all new exhaust system. Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum, it received fresh engine oil & filter, retrofitted air conditioning to R134a, all new rubber brakes hoses, new rear brake cylinders, shoes and hardware, turned drums, and full brake flush; new shocks, new idler arm, and sway bar bushings and end links. It continues to impress out on the open road! You would be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious road car from the early 1970's that provides such class, power, and comfort! Highly collectible today, and one we anticipates not sitting on our showroom very long! To learn more about our 1971 Continental Mark III for sale contact Jon Faust at (314)993-1330 or by emailing [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Lincoln Continental
  • Listing ID:CC-1475084
  • Price:$26,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Ginger Moondust Metallic
  • Interior Color:Medium Ginger Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:69118
  • Stock Number:S3645B
  • VIN:1Y89A843528

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St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114
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