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Year:1971 Mileage:41651 Color: is in very solid

Littlefield, Arizona, United States

Littlefield, Arizona, United States

Beautiful, great running and driving, near rust free (very minor on rear external fenders only), accident free, desert Southwest, tastefully modded/rodded (easily reversible), 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe. This is a very straight last-year (1968-1971) Mark III with rock-solid bones and some electrical/cosmetic issues. None of them affect its ability to be driven and enjoyed today. And 1971 was the last model year before major pollution control/engine strangulation occurred in 1972 domestic cars so the 460 V8 still puts out 365 horsepower in stock form (probably more now with its minor upgrades).

The exterior is in very solid, original condition. Paint is faded but there are no signs of accident repair anywhere. Formerly dry and brittle (a curse of our dry climate) vinyl top has been removed and roof has been repainted black. It looks pretty good actually. All trim is in place and in good shape other than a missing hood ornament. Very minor rust is confined to a small portion of rear external (internal fenders are great) fenders only (see pics). Undercarriage is in excellent shape (see pics). Only external modification is 17 inch American Racing wheels all around. I think they look impressive.

The interior is the roughest part of this otherwise sweet Lincoln. The sun has made the leather brittle and cracked (see pics). The dash cover has suffered the same fate (see pics). Door panels still look pretty good. Headliner has been removed. Front carpet is still decent but rear carpet has been removed, It's in the trunk and can be used as a pattern. Seat belts and lower seat molding are also in trunk. They are in good shape and can be easily re-installed. All gauges work except clock and ALT gauge. Windows and power seats do not work. New front window regulators are included in the sale. Air conditioning works properly (thank goodness). Stereo has been removed by a prior owner but dash is uncut and unbutchered (see pics). Column shift is a little loose but works properly. Only non-stock interior item is wood-rimmed Grant steering wheel.

Running gear is excellent and clearly a strength (along with the body). It has the 460 engine, C6 automatic transmission, and 9 inch rear differential. Body probably has 141k but I'm sure the engine has been rebuilt. Mods are confined to an Edelbrock air intake, Carter Competition Series carb and Flowmaster style dual exhaust. Battery is near new. Heater core has been bypassed and radiator has a pinhole leak. Front end has been rebuilt with new bushings and shocks. It drives solidly with no rattles or clunks. Vacuum headlights go up and down properly. Tires are cracking from the sun. Again, she runs and drives very nicely.

My name is Chris and I am happy to answer your questions. Please call me at 435-669-1470. I also have additional pictures that show every nook and cranny in detail. Send me your email address and I'll get them to you. And this beautiful Lincoln is almost ready to enjoy today so you may want to consider flying in and driving home. That would be a cool adventure and I'd be happy to help facilitate it. This awesome 1971 Continental Mark III is located in the dry, desert community of Hurricane, Utah (a little over 100 miles north of Las Vegas). Good luck and good bidding.

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