1979 Lincoln Town Car
The Continental Mark Series began with the Continentals built from
1939 until 1948. After an eight year hiatus, the Continental MK II
was introduced as a stand-alone brand which built this car from
1956 until 1957. The Continental MK III...another of the world's
most beautiful designs challenged the Cadillac Eldorado running
almost neck-to-neck. The Continental MK IV stole the entire world's
heart from 1972 until 1976; it IS the world's most beautiful
automotive design. And last but not least...the Continental MK V
precludes the notable Continental Mark Series built in the
For consignment, the last of the true American large luxury cars
coming to us to grace our halls, we give you this long, big, huge,
wonderfully comfortable, opulent, steel paneled, turquoise 4 door
Lincoln Town Car from 1979. The original owner drove this sparingly
and upon his passing the car was willed to his mechanic. From
there, it was purchased by our consignor who was the lucky winner
at an auction. It's also an 18K mileage car, although the title
reads exempt, the overall presentation is spot on to the odometer
Dressed up to the nines this square and rectangle gentleman dressed
up in deep coating of and lots of Medium Beryl Metallic,
(turquoise). The trimmings in near perfect chrome, barely a ding on
it, straight steel large panels, and fastidiously minded gaps, you
have arrived. The big square front chromed grille and old fashion
styled radiator surround topped with the Lincoln star and flanked
by hidden headlights, corner signal lights wrapped in horizontal
ribbings, and a massive mirror-like bumper below, this is only the
beginning. Moving back, we can take a drive on the large hood and
front quarters which have below the belt line trim in chrome and
turquoise vinyl, along with some running lights, wheel well trim
surrounds and a white dual pinstripe. This drops us off at the
front doors, straight and true, and rocker trim moving rearward to
two more doors. This rear set of doors backs up to the rear
quarter, and the 2-bedroom apartment sized trunk with a single
cathedral styled rear taillight on each corner. Another big
pristine bumper, and some rear panel trimmings and a horizontal
reflector is way back, and up top a padded vinyl landau styled top
for the rear passenger area roof. This sports an opera light on the
B pillar and an oval opera window in the C pillar. Standard Lincoln
wheel covers in a brushed finish splendor cover all 4 corners, and
now you too can be the escort to the Belle-of-the-ball.
A fine mix of tufted leather, turquoise smooth leather, wood
applique trimmings and of course more chrome more applique and some
turquoise carpet on the bottoms, and we have just opened the door.
Here a plethora of toggles await your fingers to tickle and actuate
the windows, locks, mirrors, and seats. Slipping inside on the
driver's side I can view the long hood and it actually makes me
feel important. I also feel comfort due to the pillowed, tufted,
dual cushioned, buttoned big daddy bucket seats dyed in turquoise.
Massive armrests fold down, and I could nearly fall asleep,
although there is not a TV to prompt me to do so...but I
digress...Looking forward toward the original dash, plenty more
wood applique in a fanned burl grain houses the instruments and
knobs and switches. This plays with some more turquoise covered
vinyl and a padded dashtop also in more turquoise. Super clean
would best describe this dash, which has a brushed aluminum
speedometer located directly in front of the original steering
wheel. Climate controls, power antenna, AM/FM radio, a clock, all
are inserted for your pleasures while driving this land yacht.
Wonderful fluffy turquoise carpet covers all floors front and rear,
and a really nice turquoise headliner in tight vinyl is covering
the inside of the roof. In back an expanse of turquoise leather in
an extra large bench seat with individual pillows and another
central fold down armrest, lets the back passengers be in their own
world as it goes by through the opera windows.
A heave of the long hood, and an original unrestored engine bay
with original engine all showing well with a near showroom
appearance before our wandering eyes. This is a big 400ci V8 is
topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and has a C6 3-speed automatic
transmission on back. Moving this massive highway cruiser down the
road is a Ford 9" rear axle with 2.75 conventional gearing.
Low road miles and garaging have left us with just a light coating
of surface rust on some of the usual suspects, but all structurally
solid all around. Plenty of undercoating covers the wheel wells,
floor pans and rockers. Independent coil spring front suspension
with power disc brakes show up front, and on back, a 4 link with
coil springs, shocks and power drum brakes provide the ride. The
underside pans of the engine and transmission show some corrosion
and surface rust.
I put my multicolored plaid pants on with a pink Izod golf shirt
for the ride, threw the clubs in the pristine lined trunk, and was
off to the test track, then a round on the links. At the track, the
car was totally in charge with smooth ride, nice acceleration and
an unnoticeable shift of the automatic transmission. It cruised
just swimmingly, and all it was happy motoring with all functions
working perfectly save for the electric clock. I never did get that
round of golf in, however I turned lots of heads on this test
drive, but then maybe it was my attire? Nah it was this big piece
of Detroit iron I was behind the wheel of...OK?
Low miles have been good to this car since its build in 1979.
Please note, the title is marked exempt on the mileage, but the
visuals all say low, low original miles. Just a big beauty,
luxurious, large and ready for some more long-time enjoyment.
Straight, rust free, and a pleasure to navigate around the roads,
but use your horn when doing so...OK!
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
82-Town Car Sedan
S-400ci V8 2bbl 159hp
671481-Sequential Unit Number
EXT PNT 4C-Medium Beryl Metallic
BODY 53B-Town Car 4 Door Sedan
INT TR YY-Turquoise Leather
AX B-Ford 9" 2.75 Conventional
TRANS UFFZZ-C6 3-Speed Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.