Solid Cruiser: 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car – Sold?

Feb 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

March 7, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “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.

With full transparency, in 1979 Ford’s Lincoln Division openly communicated its 1980 models would be significantly downsized, so they hyped demand for the final year models with special Collector’s Editions. Interestingly, the original owner of this example eschewed those special editions when they ordered this Dark Blue over Black leather Continental Town Car originally posted in February 2021 on Craigslist in Lindenhurst, New Jersey with an asking price of $5,500.   Judging by the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool this private seller has his Continental Sedan priced $600 below the current #3 “Good” estimate of $6,100. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Re-posting due to a couple of dead beats. Please read everything and ONLY contact me if you are a serious buyer.

Selling our Privately owned 1979 Town Car, only driven in the spring, summer, and fall. We have owned this car in our family since new! Strong 6.6L V8 motor, smooth transmission, power everything! Everything works perfectly. Here’s all the service recently done: Rebuilt Carb, New brake lines and upgraded brakes, all fluids flushed, gas tank cleaned, allignment, complete tune up, new battery, cooling system flushed, electrical all gone through. See last pic of invoice and amount spent! ($2600+). Body is fair, Leather is in excellent shape. This is a great smooth weekend cruiser or you can make it a gentle daily driver! Zero mechanical issues! Everything is original. 94k Original miles. Every time we jump on the LIE or SSP, or stop for gas, get a lot of honks and thumbs up lol. All windows, seats, mirrors, A/C works too. Pop up headlights works great too! Just upgraded to white wall tires, which was not cheap! Clean title on hand. Its NOT 2020 Camry! Its NOT a perfect show car, try Barrett Jackson! Its a strong classic, reliable American Luxury cruiser that has been serviced and is actually driven, not a garage queens! Price is pretty firm: $5500.

NO random test drives! If you are seriously interested and actually have the funds, read the entire ad and reply ONLY with a telephone number and I will contact you. Nothing personal, trying to avoid the window shoppers/tire kickers.

Restore or drive as-is: what would you do with this Town Car?  Comment below and let us know!


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