A ton of originality, a ton of luxury, and a ton of size means you
get a ton of appeal in this 1978 Lincoln Mark V without having to
spend a ton of cash. So check out everything from the big V8 to the
rare sunroof option that makes this one so attractive.
There are two different ways to really appreciate this coupe. First
is the way it was ordered from the factory. After all, there's just
something extra cool about a long Lincoln coupe in a double black
with the black paint and black vinyl roof. The other part of the
appreciation is the originality. This paint appears to be the
factory application. And so it has the kind of patina fade that
some people love today. If you're looking to have a sleek
double-black classic, then the value price should leave room in
your budget for that. After all, no matter what attracted you to
this Mark V, there is a fundamental appeal in a car that has such
straight sheet metal, complete trim, big chrome bumpers, a
well-fitting vinyl roof, and an overall sharp style. In other
words, you absolutely get the impression of a premium Lincoln that
received proper care.
The red pinstripe on the outside is a preview of the inside, and
there's just something upper-class about a black car with a red
leather interior. It's a highly original presentation that has been
well-kept to make sure you get plush carpeting, supple upholstery,
and a clean/complete feel - right down to the wood-like trim. The
interior is large enough to comfortably seat six people. But
there's also a feeling of individual luxury for the driver with a
fold-down armrest, a tilt steering column, and power front seats.
It's loaded with the best features, like power locks, cruise
control, and even the classic factory AM/FM stereo with 8-track.
There are also provisions for desirable options like R134a air
conditioning, power windows, and a power sunroof (they will need
servicing to ideally function again.)
Under the hood is the 460 cubic-inch V8. This is important to have
because this was the final year for the biggest of big blocks. It
has a time capsule kind of style, right down to the factory decals.
But you can also see from the fresher fundamentals, including the
wires and hoses, that this has also received proper care over the
years. So the big V8 is still a smooth runner like a good Lincoln
should be. And the luxury feeling continues out on the road with a
supple ride, power steering, three-speed automatic transmission,
and the confident stopping of four-wheel power disc brakes.
This Mark V has all the best hallmarks of the best classic luxury
coupes and plenty of survivor-style fun, too. So don't miss your
chance, call today!