This 1979 Lincoln Mark V Bill Blass Edition is all the great big
personality of the 1970s in a cool limited edition package. And
just for that added touch of flair, this has been upgraded with
22-inch wheels and an adjustable air ride suspension to let you
dial-in the ideal stance to this vintage cruiser.
This is pure rolling opulence from an era when American cars wanted
to own the road with their size. The Continental Mark V was already
a status symbol, and so far fewer people could reach the truly
rarified air of the more expensive Bill Blass special edition.
These cream of the crop coupes were distinguished by an exclusive
two-tone color theme. The Midnight Blue Moon Dust Metallic lives up
to its name by looking like a starry night sky. And the white makes
for a timeless contrast. In fact, the Bill Blass car seemed to
really love the idea of classic style, and it eliminated the opera
window and added a full simulated convertible top. The full package
looks sharp, but nothing too fancy that would keep you from driving
it near or far. There were only 6,720 examples believed to be
produced, and over four decades later, that rarity has certainly
grown. But while it's exceptional to find such a clean and complete
example like this, there's more going on here. Those 22-inch DUB
wheels are a premium piece with a bright shine and a ton of style.
So it seems like the kind of modern addition that Lincoln would
have tried to put together if they could have back in the day. And
the way the air ride suspension can be set right down to the ground
is pure custom cool.
Expensive classics like this were known for getting quality care.
So the interior appears highly original while remaining preserved
and premium. When Bill Bass does an interior, you can expect plenty
of blue and a subtle but well-placed logo. You see that here with
the deep blue leather and the white streaks capped by the famous
BB. The interior is large enough to comfortably seat six people,
but the driver is always king. That's why you can fold down the
armrests for true independent luxury. And as expected with a
well-preserved classic Lincoln, luxury is a priority. You get power
windows, power door locks, cruise control, plenty of wood trim, and
cold-blowing air conditioning. Even the AM/FM stereo w/8-track is
still working in this cool classic. In fact, the only thing that
isn't a pure time warp inside is the Air Lift digital air ride
Ford's 400 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor is a
torque-filled powerhouse that knows how to move this coupe. And
because this was meant to be an effortless cruiser, Lincoln gave it
the kind of features you'll still love today. The three-speed C6
automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc
brakes make it easy to own the modern road. And those upgraded
wheels mean it's easy to fit grippy modern tires.
This Continental Mark V Bill Blass Edition is a rare classic with a
great presentation and the right touch of added flair. An
opportunity like this is seldom and fleeting, so if you want to
take it home, call today!
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