Wedding Car: 1983 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Pucci Edition – Sold!
April 2020 Update – we confirmed the private seller of this rare Lincoln Continental Mark VI sedan deleted their listing, so we’re calling this car “Sold.”
By the early 1980s, personal luxury cars were starting to fall out of favor among younger buyers. That combined with unpopular downsizing at the time, makes cars such as this Lincoln Continental Mark VI once listed on Craigslist in Bemus Point, New York a rare site today. The current caretaker of the past three years is currently asking $6,999 for their Mark VI. A review of the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Continental priced within the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $2,662, $6,365, $14,385, respectively.
Ford’s Lincoln Division introduced the downsized Continental Mark VI in 1980 and kept the model in production through 1983. The fifth generation of Lincoln’s Mark Series, the Mark VI was the first ground-up revision of the model line since 1972, and the first generation to undergo downsizing. In another major change, the Mark VI shifted model commonality from the Ford Thunderbird (its companion model since the introductory Mark III) to the Lincoln Continental (renamed Lincoln Town Car for 1981). As the flagship line of Ford Motor Company, the Mark VI was fitted with distinct features to distinguish itself from the Lincoln Town Car, including the return of Designer Edition trims. Additionally, Lincoln also offered a four-door Continental for the first time since the early 1940s. Here’s a link to a TV commercial from 1980 introducing the new Mark VI Coupe and Sedan:
Perhaps its the stunning contrast of the blue over the fresh snow, but this Lincoln Mark VI appears to be a well-preserved example. 1983 was the last year of the traditional boxy looking Continental, as Lincoln launched the stunningly curvy Mark VII for 1984. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Beautiful and lovingly cared for Mark VI priced well below market for quick sale.
Purchase this ’83 Designer Series Pucci Edition Mark VI because it was a twin to a Mark VI my parent’s bought new and was also my wedding car. I’ve enjoyed her for coming up to 3 years now but time to let her go.
Autocheck confirms the 84,500 miles are original with no accidents ever reported against this Lincoln. (The vast majority of the miles are from Arizona & California).
The paint remains in very good condition with just some small spots/marks that could use attention, if a fastidious buyer desired. The carriage roof was replaced approximately 4 years ago and remains in excellent shape. The wheels have normal wear and aging and could be improved by having them refinished. The whitewall tires were just installed a few months ago and have little miles on them.
The original Interior is also in very good condition. The glove box door does have the wonky wave at the top that all these seem to develop. All the options are working also, including the sunroof. (I don’t pull shut the interior cover that blocks out the sunroof because the headline material on the lid has some marks). The only options not working are the automatic headlight dimmers, the door lock sticks on the front passenger’s door and sometimes the power antenna needs help as it is just slightly bent at the top of the aerial. The am/fm stereo works beautifully, but not the cassette function.
Mechanically I have looked after any needs as they have developed and am not aware of anything important outstanding but this is a 37 year old car and is an As Is sale. Like all old Lincolns, expect a fluid drip here or there from the undercarriage as they like to mark their territory. The strong arm lift supports that hold up the hood when you are viewing the engine need to be replaced.
Overall, very good condition but not mint or showroom. A few marks here or there yes, but still a beautiful classic ’83 Designer Series Pucci Edition Mark VI.
Clear Title in hand, payment either with green cash in hand or bank wire only, no exceptions.“
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