- Photographed at Coffee & Chrome Morphettville, South Australia in November 2018

1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V

Photographed at Coffee & Chrome Morphettville, South Australia in November 2018

Despite being sold for only 3 years (1977 to 1979) the third-generation Mark V Lincoln Continental was the best-selling of all, with 228,262 produced.

The Mark V is also the largest 2-Door coupe ever sold by Ford, at 230 inches long!

In 1978, engines were a 400ci (6.6 Litre) V8, or a 460ci (7.5 Litre) - the last time this engine would be sold.

A new digital (L.E.D.) display was optional, showing "Miles to Empty" instead of the earlier "Low Fuel Warning Light". Other options included a 40-channel CB Radio, external illuminated thermometer, and an integrated Garage Door Opener.

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Comments (10)

  • These personal luxury coupes were great for long drives. They were so big and so heavy that, once you got to speed, momentum pretty much carried them down a relatively straight, level, road. The styling was very baroque, and a bit excessive, not subtle. It was like a decorative, well furnished, shed to drive.

      2 years ago
    • They were symbolic of the American culture and climate of the day, that's for sure!

        2 years ago
    • I wouldn't say "culture" as much as idealism, the perception of "luxury", and the concept of "status", possibly affluence.

      To be fair they were fine cars, just not great cars.

        2 years ago
  • I'm not sure these looked this clean when they were new. I would have never thought that cars from this era would become collector's items, but they seem to have a market and that's cool.

      2 years ago
    • I for one am definitely in the market for a barge like this. Sadly they're few and far between over here in the Netherlands.

        2 years ago
    • They are definitely distinct looking cars and I can see how they could appeal to people.

        2 years ago