The Mark III was created when Lee Iacocca, president of Ford Motor Company at the time, directed Design Vice President, Gene Bordinat, to "put a Rolls Royce grille on a Thunderbird in September 1965. The Mark III was based on the Lincoln Continental (1961-1969) and the four-door Thunderbird model, which was first introduced for 1967. Iacocca wanted to put the Thunderbird's development investment to better use than just the Thunderbird model alone, which "was dying in the marketplace. Instead, Ford would use that investment as a platform for several models. Intended to compete head-to-head with Cadillac's heavily redesigned front wheel drive Eldorado, the Mark III made its debut a clear notch above less expensive, less well-appointed personal luxury cars such as the Ford Thunderbird, Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado.
This stunning 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III has been maintained and taken care of meticulously since day one. This Lincoln's paint shows very well for its age and the interior is in beautiful condition. Originally being bought in California may be the reason for this. The owner has provided us with almost every service record on the vehicle since the odometer started rolling! It has great curb appeal in factory Medium Blue exterior color and it is powered by the original 460ci V8 engine and 3-speed automatic transmission. It features power windows, power steering, power windows, power locks, original wheels, working heater, A/C capability, front disc brakes, electric front seats, and much more. A full car cover, service records, a few extra parts, a full service manual, keys and a few other extras come along with this beauty. This car runs and drives as luxurious as it looks! It is one of the smoothest rides you will ever experience. Please call or email for more details!
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