Classifind Cut: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Project – SOLD!

by | Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

April 2, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “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.

Here’s a trivia question: When was the first year of the Lincoln Continental Mark V? If you are like many and answer “1977” you would be incorrect.  The first year was actually 1960, a long-forgotten one in fact for the brand as this rare Mark V Continental two-door hardtop shows. Originally listed in March 2021 as a project car barn find on Craigslist in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), the current caretaker wants $9,800 for it. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Lincoln optimistically priced $1,000 more than this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,800. Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool also confirms the seller’s ask is $1,500 higher than this guide’s #4 “Fair” appraisal of $8,400.

While Lincolns of this vintage can be a nightmare to source parts, the fact this low-mileage barn find appears to have all of its interior and exterior trim pieces in place and in decent condition makes this Mark V a viable restoration candidate.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“RARE 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V, only 1400 of these were made. Barn find, with low miles at 52,736, with clear title reflecting actual mileage. Automatic transmission, been stored for over 35 years. Engine turns over , not running at this time, needs brakes looked at (no brakes at this time). Blue leather interior all power windows and brakes and steering.
… asking $9800

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


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