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April 10th Update: Another two months gone, and the seller offers another fresh post with no budge in price. We really like this car, so perhaps with the winter months slowly getting behind us, the seller will finally find a buyer for his Hot Rod Lincoln. Good luck with the purchase!
February 3rd Update: Exactly three months later and the cool Hot Rod Lincoln we first featured on November 3rd has a fresh Craigslist post with what appears to be the same price of $9,500. We still believe this car appears to offer a lot for the money and whoever thought American Racing Rims could look so good on a Town Coupe – we love the look! Good luck with the purchase!
“Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln!” Those are the lyrics that immediately came to mind when we came across this 1976 Lincoln Town Coupe first listed in February 2020 on Craigslist in Seneca Falls, New York where the current caretaker is hoping to get $9,500 for their 45K original mile example. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide shows the current caretaker their Town Coupe priced between the #2 “Excellent” level of $14,000 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $7,400. With all of the original parts also included with the sale, this Lincoln appears to be priced appropriately.
For the 1970 model year, Lincoln introduced the fifth-generation Lincoln Continental and like its suicide door predecessor, offered for nine years through 1979. Although shorter in wheelbase and slightly narrower than 1958–1960 Lincolns, the addition of 5-mph bumpers make 1976–1979 Lincolns the longest automobiles ever produced by Ford Motor Company. The fifth-generation Lincoln Continental returned to using body-on-frame construction with four-corner coil-spring suspension, which was the first Lincoln to do so since 1957. In a cost-cutting move, Ford used a three-inch longer-wheelbase version of the Mercury Marquis chassis for the new Continental.
The private seller reports that their 45K original mile Lincoln has no rust and has never needed any paint work. We love how the engine dress up kit and the Torque Thrust wheels really change the look of this Lincoln. The Flowmaster-equipped dual exhaust must make the 460 cubic inch V8 sound much better than original! We’re not sure why you would want to, but if you prefer the seller plans to include all of the original parts as part of the sale. Between the thumping Flowmasters and the sheer size of this Town Coupe, you are sure to be noticed anywhere you drive this Hot Rod Land Yacht. Good luck with the purchase!
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