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For Sale: 1979 Lincoln Mark V in Elkhart, Indiana

Vehicle Description


  • Well-maintained Lincoln survivor that's believed to have logged only 29,007 miles
  • Correct 400 cubic inch Cleveland V8
  • Correct Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Ford 9-inch rear axle with 2.75 gears
  • Factory air conditioning
  •  Factory power steering
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Leather interior with a Cartier clock and optional 8-track audio
  • 15-inch alloy turbine wheels
  • Deluxe Marti Auto Works Report
  • All Precious Metal Classic Car Sales vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
  • We can arrange financing and shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Until you've sat behind the wheel of a 'Motor City Behemoth' from the disco era, you just don't know what smooth cruising truly is. Lexus has made a fortune selling isolation, but classics like Wedgewood Blue Lincoln Continental Mark V take that mindset to an entirely different level. A special treat for Ford gurus, this fantastic full-size is an extremely well preserved survivor that also comes with a Deluxe Marti Auto Works report. And if you've been looking for a collectible that's not only vintage but unique, and not only unique but comfortable, you'll have a hard time finding ANYTHING cooler.


'70s metal features some of the most ornate styling from the Malaise Era. And this coupe's classy Wedgewood Blue paint is the perfect canvas for far-flung detail. In fact, the car's luxurious yet traditional pigment is decidedly stately, proving once again that good taste never goes out of style. While that paint is largely original, it has been touched up and blended in a few areas due to an overzealous buffer. That's right, the only repairs this Lincoln has ever endured were because one of its previous owners cared a little too much.

Today, thanks to 40 years of great care, this cool Dearborn creation is in excellent condition. At the front of its massive body, a broad bumper frames folding, “Continental” branded headlights and a “MARK V” branded grille that's centered on a sharp Lincoln gun sight. A characteristically linear profile complements intricate parking lamps, massive fender vents and original Ford cornering lamps with optional door guards, color-keyed bodyside molding and polished rocker guards. A tinted, stainless-trimmed greenhouse centers an optional moonroof amid traditional door handles, classy mirrors, small opera windows and a correct Valino roof. And at the back of the car, a second broad bumper frames spotless taillights and a fully dressed Continental decklid that's finished with a small “MARK V” script and a cleverly disguised lock cylinder.


Motivation for this 4,800-pound beast is provided by Ford's 400 cubic inch Cleveland V8 which, according to the factory, twists a conservative 159 horsepower into 315 ft./lb. of smooth torque. Believed to be largely original, the massive engine bay is in great condition throughout. All major service items are 100% functional, including factory air conditioning. Bright Ford Blue skin covers the mill starting from beneath its unique air cleaner all the way down to its deep oil pan. The car's Satin Black fenders are clean, its firewall straight, and all the places you'd expect rust to hide are essentially solid and untouched. And overall, this Lincoln looks every bit as road ready as it was in 1979.


Bottom-side, this Continental is equipped with Ford's reliable and sturdy C6 3-speed automatic transmission, which drives a 9-inch axle and mild, 2.75 gears to effortless highway cruising. That powertrain hangs in a heavy-duty suspension, which mixes sturdy disc and drum brakes with requisite power steering. Exhaust is handled by factory-replacement pipes, which fame a replacement muffler. Like the car's engine bay, that undercarriage is clean, honest and certainly not afraid of wet weather. While the original owner opted for Rust Proofing prior to this examples delivery, we’ve went ahead and freshened it up to complete a great looking undercarriage. And everything rolls on gorgeous alloy turbines, which spin 235/75R15 newer tires.


Naturally, the plush leather interior is just as cool as the rest of the car, wrapping minimal wear in exquisite '70s luxury. Pillowy seats, featuring a reclining option for the front passenger and standard power adjustment for the driver and front passenger, are nicely padded pieces that feel every bit as supple as they look. In front of those mitts, a wood-trimmed dash hangs conservative telemetry and a stylish working Cartier clock next to factory climate control, an optional 8-track player and a cool Miles to Empty fuel indicator. At the sides of that ledge, leather-trimmed door panels frame an array of power accessory switches. And in front of the driver, an attractive steering wheel spins factory Speed Control around a tilting column.

Now that they're over the AACA's 25-year age limit, '70s luxury cars are becoming increasingly popular as both show queens and road kings. These days, it seems everyone wants a high-strung curve carver, making this Continental's superlative road manners, full-size comfort and smooth V8 the fruits of a bygone era. Since these Malaise Era cruisers are becoming more rare, we doubt there are that many examples that are nicer than this, making this classically themed Lincoln a definitely one to own. If you're looking for a cool classic that's also tastefully unique, this opulent sedan will not disappoint!

Visit Precious Metal Classic Car Sales online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 574-276-1326 today to schedule your test drive.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Lincoln Mark V
  • Listing ID: CC-1644335
  • Price: $22,900
  • Location:Elkhart, Indiana
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Mark V
  • Exterior Color:Wedgewood Blue
  • Interior Color:Light Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:29007
  • Stock Number:10027
  • VIN:9Y895750743
  • Sunroof:Yes
  • Vinyl Roof:Yes
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • 8-Track:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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