For Auction is a 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car. This car is very good shape with original paint, engine, and all trim. I have driven this car for about a year and love to drive it. It runs very well and glides down the street. I get a lot of comments from people of all ages. It really does catch attention.
The car was bought brand new and owned locally for the first 30 years of its life. Then it was purchased by someone that wanted to just have it for a cruiser, but never took it out to cruise. I have had it now for about 15 months. The car has been taken care of and still runs great.
Everything works. 8 track, AM/FM Stereo, power antenna, power windows, power seats, cruise control, vacuum power head light covers (both open on close, no winking), rear defroster, heater, wipers, inside side mirror adjustments. All exterior and interior lights work. The only option that is not currently fully working is the A/C. The compressor was changed at some point and a switch was inserted under the dash. The belt has been removed. The compressor works, but I believe it needs to be charged.
The engine runs very well for its age. It should have a tune up and could use some carb work done to it. I have only ever changed out a coolant hose since I have owned it.
The transmission is great. There is no slipping and it shifts very nicely.
Tires are almost brand new and it comes with a matching spare that has never been used.
All the glass is in good shape with no chips or cracks.
Paint still shines with the exception of the hood area.
All chrome and stainless is in good shape and will shine nicely.
The NOT SO GOOD...
Paint is thin on the hood and trunk areas. Not bad yet, but noticeable.
The vinyl half top has some hail damage to it. You can see it in the pictures.
There are a few places where paint has chipped off, but has not rusted. Namely on the fender skirts.
The front bumper has a dent in it. It was there when I bought it...I have no idea how it came to be.
The back bumper has a dent in it. I put it there. The car is long so backing up can be a challenge in a tight spot when a pole jumps out behind you.
There is an area where the paint has been rubbed off by the passenger side tail light. I believe this happened when someone was not paying attention and they grazed the car with their bumper backing out of the next parking spot. Like I said...the car is very long.
Carb work as mentioned above. It is hard on gas...about 8 miles to the gallon. When it is warm it will diesel a little bit. It starts again right away..but I have never had time to have it looked at.
There is dual exhaust on this car. This car never came with catalytic converters so there are none. Both mufflers need to be replaced. One is completely blown out. (it set the car alarm off on the car sitting next to me). The pipes are in good shape but they are not shiney new. As far as I have seen they are not loose nor full of rust holes.
The interior is leather and is cracked in places, but over all it would clean up nicely. The headliner is nice is tight.
**There is no body rust on this car!!!!
I have included some pictures. If you want something specific, just let me know.
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Lincoln Continental for Sale
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:30:00 EST
Lincoln has clearly been working hard to get the word out about its 2013 MKZ sedan. The Dearborn automaker has taken out lavish spreads to trumpet its boldly styled new model in magazines of every description, along with placing commercials for both the vehicle and the reborn brand behind it on all manner of television programs, including the super-costly Super Bowl earlier this month.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:03:00 EST
Pity, then, that Lincoln dealers don't have enough MKZs to sell. According to The Detroit News, parent company Ford has spent a good portion of its time at this week's National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Florida attempting to pacify upset dealers who don't have enough examples of the pivotal new vehicle in stock.
As the DetNews notes, Lincoln only sold 453 MKZs last month, a whopping 73-percent decrease over the same period last year when the sedan's predecessor was on sale. In fact, the stunted supply had enough impact that Lincoln's January figures worked out to a 32-year low for the brand, just as it's trying to get back on its feet. This, despite the fact that the MKZ is said to have the biggest number of pre-orders in the marque's history.
For its second Super Bowl commercial, Lincoln Motor Company has stepped away from the Max Ernst-ian surrealism of the "Steer the Script" spot. No Germans, no turtles, no aliens nor alpacas this time, just a 30-second run through the ways in which Lincoln sees the 2013 MKZ as a rebirth of the brand and everything a luxury consumer would want.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:58:00 EST
The kind of traditional spot that could run any time of year, the only question we had after watching it was: "Wait - was that... Abraham Lincoln?" Along with the press release from Lincoln, you can view the spot below.
If you want a deeper look and criticism into Lincoln's "Steer The Script," ad, have a read of AOL Autos' column: Lincoln's Super Bowl Ad is a Flop, written by Pete Bigelow.
If you're a fan of Lincoln, get ready for "a really great story" come May 1. That's how Ford marketing boss Jim Farley, in a call with analysts, characterized the coming April sales report for the MKZ. At the moment, there are probably few things that the executive VP could want more than a happy ending for the ballyhooed sedan that has made people cry boo-hoo for the past six months.
The massive glass roof of the MKZ is trying to support a burden that would make Atlas tap out, and it hasn't shattered, but it has shown a few cracks. The car we called "a big step in the right direction," the embodiment of the reinvention of the brand and a test of Lincoln's commitment to a new rear-wheel drive offering was given an $8-million dollar Super Bowl ad spend earlier this year, then quality control issues during its assembly scuttled deliveries. Lincoln got over that and kept up the ad blitz, now it just wants the good work to take hold.
If Farley's not leading us on, April could be the month. He said the results (so far) show "the product is being very well-received," inventory is finally where it should be and the MKZ Hybrid is doing better than expected. It bears noting that Lincoln is offering some aggressive incentive programs at the moment, including 0.9-percent APR and $1,000 off for conquest buyers stepping out of competitors' vehicles.