1960 Lincoln Mark V Convertible
Cat-eye glasses are one style that has stood the test of time.
Nearly a century old, the cat-eye has managed to create its own
distinct look each decade. Cat-eye glasses were first created in
the 1930s. The frame later became a huge trend for sunglasses in
the 1960's when Audrey Hepburn famously wore them in the film
Breakfast at Tiffany's. Since then, we've seen the cat-eye on
everyone from Barbie, to Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis, and today's top fashion influencers.
For consignment, a fashion plate design from the beginning of the
wild and wooly 1960's in the form of a 1960 Lincoln Mark V
Convertible. This cat's eye canted stacked headlight car is on the
verge of greatness and smack dab in the middle of a restoration. It
will need some tender loving, midcentury modern hands to complete
it, but the good news is the body is nearly there, some rechromed
bumpers are with it, and despite all the clutter of parts within
the passenger compartment has a completed interior. OOOhhh go for
A truly unique design taking on a futuristic look from stem to
stern and top to bottom, we can begin with the canted stacked "cats
eye" headlights. Our square design electric shaver-esque design
grill is not on; however you'll find it in the seats. With a glance
from the side view it has a distinctive shape with its squared off
finned look, and unique convertible top that has a flat "breezeway"
turnpike vertical rear glass which was distinctively Lincoln. Side
view rear of the car looks like it's going to be another T bird,
however once we get back there a surprise awaits. Here we don't see
but it comes with the car, the rear trio of round taillights that
have the same look of the button you would push to end the world in
nuclear annihilation style. More shaver-esque squares and large
rechromed bumper below, (currently inside the passenger
compartment). Long hood and trunk lid are actually painted but are
also rust free. Continental logo badged wheel coverings are on and
are wrapped by wide white sidewall rubber all around.
Wrapped like a time capsule the seats have been recovered, but at
the risk of unwrapping them and exposing them to all the parts also
wrapped inside we leave the material and texture as well as the
color TBD up to unwrapping. The original dash is somewhat restored
and has a Buck Rogers in the 21st century look with 4 rounded bumps
on the top containing the gauges, and a machined swirl pattern
metal dash below containing all metal buttons, pulls and the
radio...very industrial but elegant looking. The car will need new
carpeting, and a gaggle of wiring is hanging below the dash is
noted. The convertible top appears in fairly good condition with
the structural framing inside being secure. Consigner states a back
seat has also been recovered and will come with the car.
Under the hood is the factory original 430ci V8 topped with a
4-barrel carburetor, and on back is the Lincoln Turbo Drive by Borg
Warner 3-speed automatic. The rear axle weighs in at 2.89 gear
ratio. Currently the engine does not run and is covered in some
sanding dust from the body work.
Slight surface rust is noted, but still structurally sound
construction. On the rockers there is some invasive rust that has
taken the inside metal out. Fairly simple undercarriage with long
straight steel stamped panels for the floor pans. We note
independent coil spring front suspension, and leaf springs for the
rear. This car is also equipped with power drum brakes on all 4
A project car which when completed will be a very unique, not often
seen example of mid century "contemporary" styling that definitely
stands the test of time, and you will certainly be driving one cool
car around. Shall we play a game??
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
85-Continental MK V Convertible
H-430ci V8 4bbl 315hp
420107-Sequential Unit Number
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.