With its preserved vintage style, true luxury features (including
A/C,) and big V8 power, this 1974 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
continues to represent the era of awesome and elegant classic
cruisers. The affordable price is just the cherry on top.
The Continental Mark IV was the bridge between two styling eras.
The previous generation established a flowing elegance, and this
one continues that with the flared fenders, smooth kick-up behind
the rear door, and taillights that stylishly wrap around the body.
But the 1970s would be a more forceful period, and this also
ushered in a more commanding style. That means sharper body lines,
bigger chrome bumpers, and a roof pillar so large that you got an
opera window. Plus, it always continued the right traditions, like
the Rolls-Royce inspired grille, long hood, and a trunk built to
look like there was a namesake continental kit on the rear. It all
makes the Mark IV a distinct and stylish coupe - especially on this
example. The Pastel Lime shows all the right signs of being the
original application. And the green vinyl roof and matching
pinstripe make for a great color package to represent a 1970s
machine like this. So it's nice to see an exceptional level of
preservation with crisp and straight body panels. In fact, we're
told this one was tucked away and taken off the road for years. So
that helps with the time capsule status and leads us to believe the
odometer reflects the full actual mileage. But as you'll see from
the list of recent investments, this one is also ready to be a
great classic cruiser today.
The pillow-top style of the velour interior is pure classic luxury,
and this has been preserved so nicely that you'll love to show it
all off. The details really are beautiful, right down to the
working dome lights and the rear ashtray that is set in the front
door (just to remind you how far the doors stretched!) And the
famous Cartier clock was recently replaced with a correct unit just
for that added touch of elegance. The interior is large enough to
comfortably seat six people, or both rows can fold down the
armrests for four independent luxury capsules. And no matter how
many people are along for the ride, the driver always takes
priority. That's why the front seats individually power adjust.
There's a tilt steering column, and it's an easy reach to features
like power windows, power locks, the Philco AM/FM stereo with
classic 8-track, and cold-blowing factory air conditioning.
Ford's big 460 cubic-inch V8 was the ideal torque-filled powerhouse
for a long cruiser like this. Fans of originality will love how the
big blue Ford engine looks so preserved, right down to the decals.
But as you dig a little deeper, you'll see fresh components all
added within about the last year. This includes essentials, like a
new heater core, new belts, new wires, and a fresh tune-up
including major fluids changed. This V8 fires up eagerly as it
inhales deeply with the four-barrel carburetor with a new electric
choke. Features like the supple ride, new Bilstein shocks, and
cruise control make it a true boulevard machine. And the
three-speed automatic transmission, new whitewall tires, power
steering, power brakes with discs up front make it easy to enjoy
near or far.
The sale comes complete with good paperwork like the factory
buildsheet, owner's manual, and a Marti Report. It's all about
being a true cruiser with great preservation and presentation. Call