For Sale: 1978 Lincoln Continental in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

This is the last of the big, comfortable Lincoln coupes. This 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe is a rare two-door produced in the final year such a substantial car came with the big block V8 engine from Ford Motor Company.

You might come across a few Lincoln coupes from 1978, but those will usually be Mark V cars. This is the plusher and far rarer Town Coupe. These cars look especially nice because they take the regal hidden headlights and square-jaw lines of the Continental sedan, and apply them to a more personal luxury vehicle. 1978 was a pivotal year because everyone knew the days of the large personal luxury cruisers were numbered. Cadillac had downsized its model line, and Lincoln also was not going to be able to offer its largest Continental ever for much longer. In fact, we didn't know it then, but this would be the last time an optional big block would be available...but more on that later. This coupe comes in its factory-correct Dark Cordovan maroon, and today it has a nice high gloss finish that makes this car stand out for more than just its size. It's also quite nice to have the matching maroon vinyl roof in pristine condition. Plus, the chrome is complete, which is amazing considering we can probably measure the brightwork in acreage. How do you get a classic that looks this good? It was under long-term care with the first owner, including a high-quality respray, and it has only had one owner since then who has held the commitment to keep this looking good and riding smooth.

Open the door and you'll see the kind of luxury that could only come from the 1970s. The maroon velour seats are exceptionally nice with the pillow top design that is just as comfy as it looks. There are even armrests, front & rear, for true individual luxury. Vintage luxury is all about the atmosphere it creates. So you have plenty of matching wood-like trim, the front seats individually power adjust, and there are the nice factory extras like cruise control, the AM/FM stereo, a tilt steering column, power locks, and power windows. Even the dome light and courtesy lights are working. The only upgrades you'll find are subtle ones like a Viper alarm and the air conditioning upgraded to R134a refrigerant (it will need servicing to fully function again.) So, your overall impression will be a classic luxury Lincoln that retains a premium time capsule atmosphere.

Ford's smooth and torque-filled 460 cubic-inch V8 provides effortless performance in the Continental Town Coupe. This was the final year for the big block option, which is always welcomed in the engine bay because it has enough torque to pull a boat. Of course, you will likely never want to tow a yacht in this big bodied car, but it's this kind of available strength that allows you to smoothly cruise away from the stoplight. Fans of originality will love how the big blue Ford engine looks quite honest and correct. The consignor also believes it's the original powerhouse. While this is the perfect car for the drive-in (after all, its interior is more comfortable than any movie theater seat), there's much more to this coupe. It has power steering, power brakes, front discs, and a three-speed automatic transmission. So it will let you comfortably float down the road near or far.

A unique car like this even comes with great paperwork, like the original window sticker, warranty card, and owner's manual. This is big luxury for a little price. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Lincoln Continental
  • Listing ID:CC-1548356
  • Price:$23,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Maroon
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:34972
  • Stock Number:2959-NSH
  • VIN:8Y81A842584

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086
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