For Sale: 1978 Lincoln Continental in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V has a triple-maroon style that's always going to catch your eye. And this is worth the extra attention because it's a one-family owned vehicle with exceptionally low mileage, a loaded interior, and a highly original presentation. So if you love preserved and premium, this Mark V really hits the mark.


Cordovan Metallic is a sophisticated name for a sophisticated color. It's a nice and deep maroon tone that sets the mood for a well-respected classic. After all, it still wears its factory-applied finish with distinction over four decades later. And we can understand this level of preservation. It's on an actual miles title, and there would be more on the odometer if we just drove from our showroom for a weekend trip to Flagstaff once a year. So that's how you get such a straight and clean true vintage coupe. And all the right details are in place with Rolls-Royce inspired grille, louvered fenders, turbine-style wheel covers, and big chrome bumpers that make for a terrific cruiser. Plus, not only is the paint quite striking, but also many details really complement it for a thoughtful style. The full-length rub strips and great-looking vinyl roof are done in an attractive maroon. And the pinstripe is a bolder red that just stands out from the deeper tones in the paint just enough to give this a European level of sophistication.


The maroon interior goes with the exterior paint and roof to give you a distinct triple-maroon package. So while a muscle car holds its value in triple-black, this trio will keep this premium Lincoln in demand, too. The appeal is also in how well preserved the full package is. The corduroy-like cloth texture of the seats, plush carpeting, and plenty of wood-like trim make this a true 1970s time capsule. You'll even love the details, like the working courtesy lights and CB radio that's there for display. In fact, the only upgrade is one that you won't see but definitely feel. The factory air conditioning is now blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. There are plenty more luxury features, like power front seats, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and the Mark V's hallmark Cartier clock within the jewel-like instruments. It all makes for a comfortable and luxurious experience.


The 400 cubic-inch V8 is a great motor to have. This could give you a big block displacement in a small block weight. The engine bay has the clean look of good care and new maintenance items everywhere from the compressor to the hood mat. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it's a true torque master. In fact, it would even use this as an upgraded motor in the F-Series trucks. But for Lincoln duty, it runs smoothly while giving you the kind of easy effortless driving nature you demand. This one was built to enjoy the drive with features like power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, Lincoln's famously supple ride, and four-wheel power disc brakes.


The sale comes complete with terrific paperwork like the original warranty card, a reproduction window sticker, dealer invoice, owner's manual packet, service manuals, and maintenance records. This all makes for a stylish triple-maroon coupe that truly impresses with its level of preservation. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Lincoln Continental
  • Listing ID:CC-1539597
  • Price:$27,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Cordovan Metallic
  • Interior Color:Cordovan Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10942
  • Stock Number:2252-PHX
  • VIN:8Y89S844791

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614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204
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