UNREAL NUT-&-BOLT RESTORATION, 460 V8, LOADED W/OPTIONS, BEST LINC IN THE SOUTH
Traditional Lincoln fans might not be thrilled with the newer cars from Ford's luxury brand, but when cars like this 1970 Lincoln Continental remain so affordable, there's no reason not to have some full-sized luxury. Reliable, powerful, and handsome, these Lincolns are treasured by their owners and are some of the best choices for affordable '70s luxury, and despite its very reasonable price, someone has invested in a rather substantial restoration on this car, making it one of the best we've ever seen.
With over $35,000 in receipts for recent work, this is a gorgeous car. You don't see these very often, and certainly not in this condition, but once you get a look you'll probably be impressed by its attention to detail. Finished in elegant white with a blue vinyl top, this car has a timeless look that belies the time in which it was built. From the straight bodywork that has never been rusty or damaged, to the bright chrome that still shines the way it did in the showroom, this is a big, impressive machine. And compared to the flamboyant Eldorado, the Continental is clean and uncluttered, with trademark hidden headlamps up front and classic horizontal taillights out back. The Wimbledon White repaint is excellent, quite likely better than new, and has a depth and shine befitting a major luxury car like this. The blue vinyl roof is equally nice, with no delamination, bubbles underneath, or split seams.
While a lot of luxury cars of the era received some rather questionable fabric selections, this car carries fresh blue upholstery with a textured surface that's comfortable and stylish. There's room for six, and every luxury and convenience feature designers could dream up was standard equipment. It's equipped with features such as A/C, power windows, power front seat, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and an AM/8-track radio in the center of the dash. Better still, thanks to the comprehensive restoration, everything seems to work properly save for the power locks, which seem a little confused (the front doors lock when the rears unlock, probably nothing more than a vacuum hose in need of rerouting). The carpets and door panels are like new, the headliner is taut, and there are heavy-duty floor mats to keep everything looking its best. Rear seat area is as massive as you'd expect and the trunk is outfitted with plush mats and a spare tire up on its own shelf.
Lincolns carried Ford's indestructible 460 cubic inch V8, the biggest ever offered by the company. Smooth, powerful, and easy to service, it's the ideal powerplant for a big luxury cruiser like this. This one idles so smoothly you're tempted to hit the starter again after it's already running and the show-quality look suggests that someone spent a lot of time under the hood. All the belts and hoses are new and there's a fresh tune-up so it's ready for a cross-country drive, which is really what these cars do best. Ford Blue on the air cleaner and engine provide a little contrast, but for the most part, the engine bay is all business. The C6 3-speed automatic transmission is an unobtrusive servant, so the car whisks along as if powered by an electric motor. There's also a brand new exhaust system that sounds suitably hushed and the floors are imply immaculate. Tasteful 225/75/15 whitewall radials wear wire hubcaps and round out a very impressive machine.
Complete with restoration receipts, a factory build sheet, and the original window sticker, this is easily the nicest '70s Continental we've ever seen. Call today!
Build Receipts , Tilt Wheel, 8 Track, AM/FM Radio, Defrost, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts
Factory Buildsheet, Original Window Sticker
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 460 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- WImbledon White
- Body Style
- 60,939 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months