Entry-Level Luxury: 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V – Sold?

Nov 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

January 31st Update – We just noticed the listing “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

November 28th Update – We just came across an updated listed for this last-of-the-land yachts ’79 Lincoln Mark V.  Everything, including the asking price, remains the same.

Lincoln actively promoted 1979 would be the last model year of its full-size Continental Mark V by offering a dizzying array of both Collector’s Series and Designer’s series models.  Ironically, the original owner of this white-over-red, 65K mile example originally listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania appeared to forego all of those in favor of replicating the white-over-red “Lipstick Edition” of earlier models and likely saved a fair amount of money by doing that.  The second owner, who purchased this Mark V in 1985, recently passed away and now the car is being offered at $12,500 by his widow.  A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for this car confirms it’s now priced between this guide’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of  #$17,000 and #3 “Good” appraisal of  $8,400.  A second data point based on the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool indicates the seller’s asking price is $400 less than this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $12,900.

At 230 inches long, the Mark V is the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company.  The small YouTube Channel Auto Moments provides some great reviews of a few oddball classic cars, one of which happens to be on the 1979 Collectors Series Continentals:

We like this Mark V as it truly represents the end of an era in American car manufacturing that will likely never be duplicated.  The sheer length of this land yacht makes this classic car a deal killer for many garages. We love the fact this is not one of the Collector’s Series examples and is perhaps more a reflection of the original owner’s tastes than those “me too” Designer versions.  Also going for it is how well preserved this survivor-quality Mark V appears to be.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1979 Lincoln Continental Mark five in pristine original condition. All stock numbers matching 400 M engine & AT transmission. No accidents, original paint, no damage or rust. Doors open and shut with a click, no drooping. Roof is exceptional, no damage. Undercarriage is super clean. Garaged from new, never sat outside. Like new fire stone tires. Always fully maintained, just needed the basic servicing. AC vacuum canister replaced, & rebuilt carburetor. Ice cold AC, PW, dual power seats. Interior is excellent, leather seats. Paint has 3 small scratch touchups. Won’t find many like this! The owner purchased in 1985 and passed away, his wife is now selling the car and asked me to list this for her online. No disappointments, get in it and drive anywhere. Contact me anytime call or team text show contact info
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