Silver Survivor: 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 19K – SOLD!

by | Feb 2024 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

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February 19, 2024, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “ClassiFIND” deleted their listing, so we can now 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.

Lincoln produced its luxurious Continental Mark IV personal luxury coupe for the 1972 through 1976 model years.  While the so-called designer series packages for these cars did not debut until the 1976 model year, Lincoln offered other lesser well known packages prior to that.  For the 1975 model year, for example, buyers could select the $516 ($2,922 in 2024 dollars) Silver Luxury Group combined with the $500 ($2,831 in 2024 dollars) Silver Diamond Fire Paint option to make their 1975 Continental Mark IV stand out from the crowd.

This Silver Luxury Edition 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV for sale, last spotted on Craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2024, is a survivor-quality example with only 19,350 original miles. In addition to the Silver Luxury package, this low mileage Lincoln also features the optional factory moonroof, which was an $843 ($4,774 in 2024 dollars) option fe buyers opted for in 1975. The seller provides a nice image of their Lincoln’s original window sticker.  Throw in the rare eight track player (a $138 option), and this Lincoln set the original owner $14,062 in 1975, which equates to $79,642 in 2024 dollars.

Last offered for $29,500,, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is at the top end of this guide’s six-month results for all Lincoln Continental Mark IVs produced between 1972 and 1976.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls well above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of only $16,350 before making a ten percent adjust for the optional factory moon roof.  The premium requested here is likely justified for such an extremely low mileage, well optioned example.

The 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV equipped with the optional Silver Luxury Group was a pinnacle of automotive extravagance, combining the standard Mark IV’s opulence with exclusive features and styling elements that elevated it to even greater heights of luxury. This limited-edition package was designed to cater to discerning customers who sought the epitome of elegance in their luxury automobiles.

Underneath the hood, the Silver Luxury Group Mark IV retained the formidable power of the standard model, offering the choice of powerful V8 engines. The 460 cubic-inch (7.5 liters) V8 engine continued to be a prominent option, delivering a smooth and commanding performance. Paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, the Silver Luxury Group variant maintained the refined driving experience characteristic of the Mark IV.

What truly set the Silver Luxury Group edition apart was its exterior styling enhancements. The car featured an exclusive Silver Luxury Group emblem on the hood, signaling its distinctiveness. The paint options for this edition included a refined silver hue, emphasizing the car’s premium status and contributing to its exclusive aesthetic. The Silver Luxury Group also came with a distinctive Silver Luxury Group vinyl roof, adding a touch of sophistication to the exterior while complementing the overall color scheme.

The interior of the 1975 Silver Luxury Group Mark IV was a showcase of lavish appointments and exclusive features. The cabin continued to offer generous space and comfort, with high-quality materials such as leather and genuine wood trim creating an environment of luxury. The seats, upholstered in rich leather, featured a unique Silver Luxury Group emblem, further emphasizing the exclusivity of this variant. Plush carpeting, combined with additional sound insulation, contributed to a serene and quiet driving experience.

One of the standout features of the Silver Luxury Group was the inclusion of the Cartier-designed digital clock, adding a touch of sophistication to the dashboard. This distinctive timepiece became a symbol of the attention to detail and commitment to luxury that defined the Mark IV with the Silver Luxury Group package. Furthermore, the interior boasted a plethora of power accessories, including power windows, power locks, and power seats, ensuring the utmost convenience for occupants.

In terms of technology and safety, the Silver Luxury Group Mark IV maintained the high standards set by the standard model. Safety features included front and rear disc brakes for reliable stopping power, along with an energy-absorbing steering column to enhance occupant safety in the event of a collision. Lap and shoulder seat belts remained standard, contributing to the overall safety package of the vehicle.

The suspension system, with its independent front suspension and live rear axle, provided a comfortable and smooth ride, reinforcing the car’s commitment to delivering a luxurious driving experience. Power steering, a standard feature, added to the ease of handling and maneuverability, making the Silver Luxury Group Mark IV a pleasure to drive.

In summary, the 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV equipped with the optional Silver Luxury Group was a rare and exquisite example of automotive luxury. Its exclusive exterior and interior enhancements, combined with the powerful V8 engine and advanced features, made it a standout in the luxury car market of its time. Today, this limited-edition variant remains a sought-after classic, representing an era when American luxury automobiles were defined by their grandeur, attention to detail, and commitment to providing the utmost in comfort and style.

The baysadaye YouTube Channel features this 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV dealer sales video shown to potential buyers:

Based on the pictures, this 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV for sale appears to be a very nicely optioned low mileage, and well documented survivor.  The recent parts the seller mentions that have been replaced combined with the extremely low mileage suggest this Mark IV was rarely used despite benefitting from climate controlled storage.

If you are serious about buying this Continental Mark IV Silver Luxury Edition, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their low mileage Lincoln featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
19,350 original miles, this is the Silver Luxury Edition with a Factory Moonroof / Sunroof
First time ever advertised for sale since new.

Absolutely a stunning Lincoln!
Loaded with all the all the factory options, it even has the rare optional power Lumbar on the driver seat.

This car has always been in a temperature controlled garage and has never been driven in the rain! The under carriage is super clean!

New carburetor….Master cylinder….Power Steering pump….Thermostat….Brake hoses…A/C compressor….spark plugs…..Distributor cap…Rotor.

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