Best of the Best! 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V, never restored!
If you are looking for an original Mark V that looks like it just drove off the
showroom floor in 1977, this is the vehicle for you. This car will not
disappoint you! From top to bottom it is in pristine condition. The pictures
speak for itself on this Mark V.
This stunning Mark V only has 6444original, documented miles. It
is in perfect working condition and runs immaculately. This vehicle has been
meticulously maintained and garage kept in a climate-controlled environment
throughout its entire life. All lights, signals, electronics, and power options
work on this Mark V including the 8 track player and factory cb radio. AC blows cold.The clock works intermittently. this car was just serviced at a local Lincoln dealer all fluids were changed.Notice to bidders, this vehicle is being advertised
locally. We reserve the right to end the auction early. Please note that all
sales are binding and final.
VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS-IS:
is sold as is, where is. No warranties. Please carefully read the terms and
conditions of the sale before bidding. Transportation is the buyer?s
responsibility. A $1,000.00 deposit is required. All wired funds must clear the
bank prior to pick-up of vehicle.
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1977 Continental Mark VINTRODUCTION DATE: October 1, 1976PRODUCTION: 80,321$11,396Body Style Code: 65DVIN/Body Serial Code: 89 ENGINECODE/DESCRIPTIONA
460 CID 4V V-8Bore & stroke: 4.36 x 3.85 in.Comp. ratio: 8.0:1Horsepower: 208 at 4000 RPMTorque: 356 lb.-ft. at 2200 RPMCarburetor: Motorcraft 4350Wheelbase: 120.4" Overall
Length: 230.3" Width: 79.7" Height: 53.0" Curb Weight: 4,838
63.1"/62.6" Luggage Capacity: 18.1 cu.ft. Fuel Capacity: 26.0 gallons
A Mark of TraditionFirst there was the
original Continental. One of the most beautiful cars ever built. What can
mankind create to follow in its footsteps? The Mark II. A classic in every
sense of the word. How do you top the Mark II? With the 1969 Mark III. How do
you better the Mark III? You create the Mark IV, which finally serves notice to
Cadillac that Lincoln is number one in the personal luxury field. With the Mark
IV outselling Cadillac's Eldorado each year, how do you improve on that? With a
Mark of tradition. The Mark V. Big luxury cars were on their way out when the
Mark V was introduced in 1977. Ford had already downsized the Thunderbird, and
it was about to have its best sales yeareverin 1977. Lincoln
decided to maintain the full size of its personal luxury offering for 1977,
with a new engine to provide improved fuel economy.
Lincoln's decision was a correct one. The Mark V set a new sales record for the
year. This was in spite of the increasing cost of fuel, and the luxury import
market gaining acceptance with U.S. buyers. The Mark V was an evolution of the
Mark IV. All of the sheet metal was new, but there was more than a passing
resemblance between the two. The Mark V was squared off, more angular in its
appearance. The interiors were quite similar, with the Mark V showing just a
few updates from its predecessor. The Mark V retained all of the classic
features necessary to identify it: the modified Rolls Royce grille, the
concealed headlights, opera windows, simulated spare tire cover, etc. The sales
brochure stated the new Mark was "Boldly contemporary...yet reassuringly
compatible with traditions evolving from the first Continental..."
Cadillac downsized all of its line for 1977, with the exception of the
Eldorado. To compete with the Mark's Designer Editions, Cadillac introduced the
Eldorado Biarritz during the 1976 model year as an option for the 1976
Eldorado. The Biarritz was available from the beginning in 1977 in a limited
assortment of colors and featured a heavily padded Elk Grain cabriolet vinyl
roof with limousine-style rear window and French seams. A vinyl insert that
matched the roof color accented the aluminum roof crossover molding, and coach
lamps served notice that this was not a standard Eldorado. A heavy brushed
stainless steel molding began at the front of the hood with a spear shape, then
continued down the side of the car along the belt line, widening near the rear
edge of the door then narrowing again before continuing around the base of the
vinyl roof. A Biarritz script nameplate was placed just behind the coach windows.
Color keyed wheel covers, and a pillowed leather interior completed the
package. Very distinctive, but the Biarritz with its 1975 body was not able to
compete with the crisp clean lines of the Mark V.
Functional front fender louvers were a styling refinement that helped cool the
engine compartment, and were the only new styling feature introduced for 1977,
as the new vertical tail lamps had been a styling feature of the 1969 - 1971 Mark
III series. Performance suffered, due to the sheer size and weight of the car.
About 400 pounds was shed between 1976 and 1977, but the smaller standard power
plant eliminated any possibility of better performance. What did not suffer was
the smooth, quiet ride and satisfaction of owning one of the year's most distinctive
automobiles.With new styling, new status for 1977. A Mark of