Last Land Yacht: 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Collector’s Edition 28K Miles – SOLD!

by | Mar 2022 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

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April 10, 2022, 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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

While the supply of ultra-low mileage Lincoln Continental Mark Vs shows no signs of drying up, finding one these days in driveable condition for less than ten large is becoming a much tougher task.  Thankfully, the seller of this white-over-blue velour 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V originally listed in March 2022 on Craigslist in Scarborough, Maine with only 29K original miles didn’t get the memo.  Reported to have every option including the CB radio, this Mark V looks very clean based on the pictures provided.

Currently being offered for $7,450, a review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for this car confirms it’s now priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of  #$5,200 and #3 “Good” appraisal of  $11,400.  A second data point based on the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $5,300 and its #2 “Excellent appraisal of $8,000.

At 230 inches long, the Mark V is the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company.  To commemorate the end of Continental Mark V production, Lincoln repackaged the 1978 Diamond Jubilee Edition for 1979 as the Collector’s Series. An $8,000 option for the Mark V, the Collector’s Series Edition had a base price of nearly $22,000.   The most notable feature of the Collectors Series versus other Mark V examples was the lack of opera windows. The Collector’s Series came in only one of four colors: White, Diamond Blue Moondust Metallic, and Light Silver Moondust Metallic, and the Midnight Blue Moondust Metallic on the example featured here.  All examples were given a gold-colored grille with a gold-trimmed hood ornament. Inside the trunk, both the trunk floor and the underside of the deck lid were lined with color-keyed midnight-blue 18-ounce carpeting. The Collector’s Series included virtually every available feature as standard equipment on the Mark V. A cloth interior with a center console, rear-seat armrest, and bucket seats came standard; as a delete option, the Collector’s Series could be ordered with a standard Mark V leather interior. Another delete option replaced the 8-track player with a cassette unit such as the one this example appears to feature.  Of the 6,262 Collector’s Series editions produced,  2,040 examples such as the car featured here were built painted white, 3,900 Midnight Blue, 197 Diamond Blue, and 125 Silver.

The up and coming Shooting Cars YouTube Channel features this modern-day review of the 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V:

The biggest issue the seller notes are gray spots on the half vinyl roof. We fixed a similar issue on our former 1984 Cadillac Eldorado project car with about twenty-five dollars worth of SEM Marine Vinyle dye. Click here for that video.  The only other major wild card to determine is the state of the air conditioning system. However, at only $7,450, the worst you will ever do buying this car and selling it later is break even.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1979 Lincoln Mark V Collectors Edition with only 28k miles!!! Remarkably original throughout!!
Every factory option offered by Lincoln including Sunroof and CB radio.
Smooth running 400ci V8 and an absolute head-turner wherever she goes.
Because it’s a Collector Edition, it has the Tu-Tone Turbine wheels and they are in spectator shape and all moldings / rub strips / lettering are in place!!


Some expected paint blemishes and the 1/4 vinyl roof has some grey spots (been told to try marine vinyl cleaner) but the car is so original and so beautiful I’ll leave it up to the next owner to decide what to do.”

Show or Go? What would you do with this 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V?  Please comment below and let us know!

  1. Last Land Yacht: 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Collector’s Edition 28K Miles – SOLD!

    Looks like a beautiful car. Ive been looking at these for some time. I did find another one closer to home here in Arizona with 19k miles on it still had the plastic on the seat belts. but they were asking more $$ and i did not like the color as much. I have to figure in transportation to Arizona

  2. Last Land Yacht: 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Collector’s Edition 28K Miles – SOLD!

    Look at the length of that hood! Amazing how big these “coupes” were!!


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