For Sale: 1978 Lincoln Continental in Walnut Creek, CA


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Vehicle Description

GORGEOUS 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car has VERY RARE Paint/Trim combination, only 509 (0.9%) made.  Now has Brand New Weatherstripping on doors, roof rail and trunk.

The Vehicle Appraisal Summary rated this 1978 Lincoln as: �Exceptional Condition inside and out� � �the car is VERY clean, especially considering the age and mileage (56,985)� It is: �Best described as a �VERY GOOD� OR #2+� (emphasis added) before new weather stripping was professinally installed.  Offered at $16,900.

This 1978 Lincoln Continental is Very Straight, No Rust, No Accidents, and No Bondo. No words can do this car justice, please see the 100 professionally taken photographs for yourself.


� Brand new quality Silver Metallic Elk full vinyl roof (S-7781) replaced the right way in 2016. Roof sanded, primed, painted then brand new vinyl   installed. See pictures.
� Exterior Light Silver Metallic with Black Pin Stripes
� Special Oval Opera Windows
� 3M Color Stable automotive film, CS20 and CS50
� Electric windows, all work
� Electric Door Locks all work
Cartier Clock Was repaired, but stopped working
� Illuminated Entry system (door lock illuminated for easy night entry, this orange glow is very cool)
� 5 New Cooker Tires American Classic, (even the spare - matching all tires)
� KS Luxury Group, Dove Grey Leather Twin Comfort Lounge Seats
� Air conditioner, it Blows Ice Cold like they did in the old days
� Intermittent Windshield Wipers
� Speed Control
� Headlamp Convenience Group
� Tilt Steering Wheel
� Special Luxury Faux Wood Grain Accents (Optional Luxury Group Interior) Original AM/FM/8-Track Stereo Radio all work (Yes, the 8-Track is working)
� Code A 7.5L (desirable) 460 CID with prized 4 Barrel Carburetor
� 2.75 Traction-Lok Rear Axle
� C-6 Automatic Transmission, capable of handling 475 ft-lb of torque.

And What else?
*** Cowl mounted Lincoln data tag - Factory original dash mounted Lincoln VIN tag - Factory original driver�s door mounted Lincoln data sticker � Factory Original Driver�s sun visor mounted engine starting instructions � Original 1978 Lincoln Owner�s manual!***

***This Lincoln has the - Original highly desirable 4 Barrel intake manifold � �Original spark plug wires with "1978" imprinted on them � Original valve covers � Original Factory emissions sticker � Original Air Cleaner housing � Original 4 Barrel Carburetor with electric Choke, etc�!!!***

***This three Speed �C6� Automatic Transmission Shifts Smooth as Butter***
*** NEARLY PERFECT inside- ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL!! - Code "KS" - Dark and Light Silver Leather and Vinyl with Faux Wood Grain accented Luxury Lincoln (Optional Luxury Group) interior is in VERY NICE condition with a VERY NICE ORIGINAL Silver Leather and Vinyl split front bench seat with fold down padded center armrests and factory headrests, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Matching Silver Vinyl with faux wood grain accented door panels, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Lincoln steering wheel, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Silver carpeting, VERY NICE ORIGINAL factory gauge clusters, VERY NICE ORIGINAL faux wood grain accented dash, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Silver Leather and Vinyl rear seat with fold down center armrest, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Dark Silver vinyl dash pad with NO CRACKS !!, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Silver vinyl headliner, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Silver vinyl sun visors and the VERY NICE - FACTORY ORIGINAL !! ***

***In my opinion, you will not find a much nicer ORIGINAL INTERIOR with Brand New weather stripping professionally installed February 2018.. The exterior has some small chips, but is bright and shiny and clearly looks STUNNING for a 40 year old car as you can see from the pictures***

*** Passed the extremely rigorous and tough California smog regulations in May 2017. For a car this old to pass all of the tough California smog emission tests you know the engine runs good and is in tip-top shape***

*** This Continental came equipped with almost every available factory option including WORKING FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING that BLOWS ICE COLD like days of old when they made real cars with real chrome, not the plastic stuff of today, factory Automatic Temperature Control System, factory power brakes with discs up front, factory power steering, factory power windows, factory front and rear seat belts, working factory power door locks, factory 6 way power adjustable front seats, factory tilt steering wheel, factory dual lighted sun visor vanity mirrors, factory cruise control, factory original dual chrome remote side view exterior mirrors, original day / night rear view mirror, factory gauge clusters with an 85 MPH speedometer with working fuel gauge, factory headlight delay and automatic dimming sentinel, good heater and defroster, factory rear window defogger, working factory hide away headlights, factory door lock illumination (very cool), factory front cornering lamps, factory back up lights, factory heated driver's side view mirror, working original Ford AM / FM / 8 track player stereo radio, working factory power antenna, factory trip odometer, factory original glove box with mounted remote trunk lid release, Cartier clock not working and factory power delayed wipers. Factory Split Front Bench Seats with Center Armrests, Factory Rear Bench Seat with Center Folding Armrest, and Original Silver Carpets. Very Nice � Factory Original � Trunk liner / Carpet!! This Continental Town Sedan looks really great and has great power too! There are not many of these left on the roads, that�s for sure!!***

***Five Matching Brand New Coker No. 700219 American Classic Collector Radial Tires (Installed at 55,253 miles) ***

These vehicles have a very appreciative group of owners, any of which would be very pleased to own this one. CHECK OUT THE 100 PICTURES BELOW, of this GORGEOUS Special Classic Lincoln!!!.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-995196
  • Price:$17,900
  • Location:Walnut Creek, CA
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:56824
  • Trim Level:Luxury
  • VIN:8Y82A878027
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Vinyl Roof:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • 8-Track:Yes
  • Tinted Windows:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive