For Sale: 1978 Lincoln Continental in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car Sedan

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 traditional manner.

For consignment, we're nearing the end of the true American large luxury cars and now coming to us to grace our Hallowed Halls, we give you this long, big, huge, wonderfully comfortable, opulent, steel paneled, Chamois 4 door Lincoln Town Car from 1978 that has always been garage kept. It's also showing 82,707 miles, but due to the title reading "mileage exempt" we cannot verify these as actual, but one quick look tells us it is. Things don't get much bigger than this, but with big cars comes big power and big on.

Dressed up to the nines this square and rectangle gentleman wears a sport coat in Light Chamois and lots of trimmings in near perfect chrome. With barely a ding on its 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 beige vinyl, along with some running lights, wheel well trim surrounds and a brown dual pinstripes. This drops us off at the front doors, straight and true, more below the belt line trim, pinstripe and now 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 tinted glass on the sides and rear, an opera light on the B pillar and an oval opera window in the C pillar. Standard Lincoln wheel covers in their full splendor cover all 4 corners, and now you too can be the escort to the Belle-of-the-ball.

A fine mix of tufted crushed velour, tan smooth vinyl, wood applique trimmings and of course more chrome, more applique, and some tan 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 crushed velour big daddy bucket seats dyed in wonderful tan. 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 tan covered vinyl and a padded dashtop also in tan. 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/Cassette radio, and a Cartier clock, all are inserted for your pleasures while driving this land yacht. Wonderful fluffy tan carpet covers all floors front and rear, and a really nice tan headliner in tight vinyl is covering the inside of the roof. In back, an expanse of tan velour on an extra large bench seat with individual pillows and another central fold down armrest that lets the back passengers be in their own world as it goes by through the opera windows.

A heave of the long hood shows a detailed and clean original engine bay with the original engine, all showing a nice patina and slight aging appear before our wandering eyes. This is a big 460ci V8 is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor and has a C6 3-speed automatic transmission on back. A Ford 9" rear axle with 3.00 conventional gearing is on to propel you down the road.

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, frame, and rockers. Independent coil spring front suspension with power disc brakes show up front, and on back, a 4 link with coil springs with power drum brakes provide the ride. A like new single exhaust system is on to handle spent fossil removal and is looking fine and dandy.

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 save for the power locks not operating properly. 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.

Low miles have been good to this car since its build in 1978. Please note, the title reads exempt on the mileage although the clicks displayed are very likely original. 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...


Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
82-Town Car Sedan
A-460ci V8 4bbl 208hp
619130-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Lincoln Continental
  • Listing ID: CC-1706270
  • Price: $16,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Light Chamois
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:82700
  • Stock Number:5047
  • VIN:8Y82A904923
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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