For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Mark Series
Trim: Mark V
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 2 Wheel
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sub Model: Mark V Convertible
Exterior Color: Brown/Gold
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Tan
1978 Lincoln Mark V St. Tropez
This automobile is truly a remarkable vehicle. It is a custom convertible, with coach work by American Custom Coachworks of Beverly Hills, California. It is not known how rare this vehicle is, but we have seen claims that no more than ten like this were made by ACC in 1978. It is a ‘certified custom’ by the Lincoln and Continental Owners Association, which means it was ordered by a Lincoln dealer from the Ford Motor Company to be sold at the dealership. The car was ordered sold new by the Bob Sight Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Kansas City. It is believed to have sold for approximately $40,000 when new.
The car has had one repaint, by Ortloff Brothers Restorations of Helena, Montana. It was repainted exactly as it came from ACC in 1978, including the hand-painted pin-striping to match the unique original pin-striping. Documentation of all of this will go with the car. The repaint was done in 1993, and still looks very good, with only a few very minor blemishes during the past 20 years. It is dark champagne and gold metallic two-tone, and is a striking look. The car is rust free.
The car has all power equipment, and cold air conditioning. It has near new tires, and polished alloy wheels. The interior is a tan leather, and is original, although it has been professionally re-dyed. The carpet is original and is still new looking, and has the original Lincoln floor mats. The original boot to be used when the top is down is very presentable. The top looks new, and was replaced by the previous owner.
The car was featured on the back cover of the Lincoln and Continental Owners magazine in 2005,and on an interior page in 2009. It has been shown in car shows, and has won a number of trophies. The car currently has 78,000 miles since new, and runs and drives beautifully.
The current owners are elderly and are downsizing their collection. If you are looking for a car that will continue to draw attention, and grow in value over the years, this car is well worth a look. Call the owners at 409-771-0333 or 409-771-3037 for more information. Inspections are invited. The car is in Texas. It is being advertised in national magazines, so is subject to prior sale.
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Auto blogSun, 13 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST
Ford's efforts to resuscitate its moribund Lincoln luxury brand began in earnest with the introduction of its 2014 MKZ sedan, a model many labeled as the marque's make-or-break offering. Of course, one model does not a comeback make, and with the MKZ just now starting to trickle into dealers, it will be some time before America's jury of consumers comes in with their judgment. More to the point, it's likely to take better than a decade's worth of products and sustained marketing effort to even begin to figure out whether Lincoln has a shot at redemption or if it will die of Mercury poisoning. After all, rival General Motors has been pouring resources into Cadillac since the late '90s, and if the sales charts are any guidance, it's still probably too early to declare its rebirth a success.
Certainly, a brand with Ford's resources, free of distractions (read: the now-defunct Premier Auto Group and various other side projects) should be able to successfully market a single luxury brand, particularly one with such a rich - if distant - history. Especially now with the Blue Oval enjoying more consumer goodwill than at any time in recent history. So let's all give Alan Mulally and friends a little room to work, eh?
We can start by focusing on the compact crossover seen before you, the Lincoln MKC Concept. Riding atop the same global C-platform that underpins the Ford C-Max, Escape and Focus, the MKC showcar here presages a production small CUV that will stick its distinctive nose into one of the auto industry's fastest-growing segments.
The deaths of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car have meant overhauls of three high-profile American fleets: police, taxi and livery car. Just as police fleets are more open to considering other options and a Nissan van is the new face of the NYC taxi, livery car companies are looking at replacements for the Town Car beyond The Blue Oval. Ford, via Lincoln, has made an MKT Town Car (pictured), but an article in the Detroit News claims "it has failed to win over most of the big limousine companies." The upstarts trying to move in include livery and limo editions of the Cadillac XTS, and livery specifications of the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300.
Each of those challengers, however, faces challenges. The Town Car was a workhorse, American, rear-wheel-drive sedan with plenty of rear legroom. Cadillac has been in the livery space before but with decontented models that were about selling the brand, not its luxury. It is taking the opposite approach with the XTS, pointing out that its livery edition is "contented in the upper half of the XTS range." Still, the CEO of Michigan's largest livery company says "it's quite a bit smaller than what we're used to," and he also prefers rear-wheel drive.
The Chrysler 300 is rear-wheel drive, and American, which matters to some companies, but Chrysler hasn't yet revealed the livery package for it. The livery Avalon marks Toyota's first time getting into that business in the US, a natural step after having done so well with taxi clients and with the Town Car out of the way. Still, the livery client is a different to taxi buyers, so the Avalon could face other soft-touch hurdles.
With the posh surroundings of Monterey, CA during the Pebble Beach week as a backdrop, Lincoln has unveiled is new personalization and luxury service brand, called Lincoln Black Label. Following in the footsteps of programs like BMW Individual, Range Rover Autobiography, and many more, Black Label is strategic strike, aimed at upping Lincoln's brand cachet while luring new customers into the fold. Speaking about this at the Black Label's introduction in California Thursday, Jim Farley, Ford's executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln, told members of the media that "At Lincoln, our flagship is, you get to choose. That's our flagship."
While Black Label customers will benefit from concierge-like service from their dealers - both during the sale process and throughout ownership - the focus of the introduction is strongly focused on interior design.
Lincoln chose its current MKZ sedan and its MKC Concept crossover (seen in the inset image) as the debutants for Black Label treatment for good reason: the well-received MKC points the way forward for Lincoln styling as a whole, and the MKZ will be the first production vehicle to receive the option of the high-zoot interior design. We're told that eventually, Black Label treatment will be available for the full Lincoln lineup, but the MKZ will be the initial recipient, and not until late in 2014 according to the company's current projections.