Lincoln was celebrating 60 years in business in 1978, and what
better way to commemorate it than with a special-edition Mark V?
While this would be known as the Diamond Jubilee edition, it's hard
not to deny how much it sticks out from a crowd when done in the
optional gold. And this is a full collector-level package with the
numbers-matching big V8, original paint, believed original mileage,
and a luxury A/C interior. You even have rare finds like the
The Mark V was a true road-owning vehicle in 1978 where it far
outstretched even the Cadillacs. So you took notice when one of
these came around a corner. But the imposing style becomes
unforgettable when done in Jubilee Gold paint. This shows all the
right signs of being the factory application, and while you have
imperfections from time, it absolutely retains a shine that
impresses. And gold trim and gold vinyl roof make the full car look
gilded. The acres of sheet metal remain in great condition with the
razor-sharp creases that define the Mark V still crisply rendered.
And yes, there's a lot of gold here, from the bumper rub strips,
the grille, and even the padded insert on the "Continental kit" out
back. There's plenty of chrome, too, all of which shines up nicely
and looks great for its age.
The odometer is believed to reflect the full actual mileage, which
would have it averaging under 1k miles annually. This idea of less
use is especially seen inside. The pillow-tufted seats have an
almost time capsule kind of appearance, right down to the
embroidered inserts on the backs. This was quite an expensive
special edition, and so Lincoln loaded it with the best features.
It includes power seats, power windows, power locks, a tilt wheel,
cruise control, the factory AM/FM 8-track stereo, and cold-blowing
air conditioning. There's rarity all around this well-preserved
coupe. It's in features like the sunroof and center console. And
there are even impressive accessories like the leather tool kit,
original umbrella, an extra golden hood ornament, and the sample
8-track cartridge from Ford.
The 460 cubic inch V8 was the one to have in the Mark V, and this
is the numbers-matching unit. The big block means big power to
effortlessly move this big coupe. This one fires up readily and
runs smoothly to remind you that less miles do not mean less care.
The supple ride, power steering, and the three-speed automatic
transmission are all about being a solid cruiser. And these even
have four-wheel power disc brakes for confident stopping power.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the golden special edition
Lincoln that has been treated to the gold standard of care. So you
know this is the cruiser that's worth collecting. Call today!!!