1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe
Fitted with the largest remaining big block American V8, this Mark V Continental’s 460 cu in (7.5L) 4V engine was now relegated to an option, rather than being the standard powerplant. The large engine necessitated the long hood, which carried the body lines into the low roofline and terminating at the corners of the short rear deck – accentuating the car’s regal appearance. Other design cues that made their debut with the Mark V included a new grille, concealed dual headlamps, functional louvers behind the front wheels, opera windows, and vertically-oriented tail lamps. The standard options for the Continental were extensive and are as follows: Select-Shift automatic transmission, power brakes front disc/rear drum, power steering, power windows, automatic temperature control air conditioning, cornering lamps, Cartier-signed digital timepiece, Deluxe wheel covers, AM/FM radio with power antenna, cut-pile carpeting, trip odometer, two-spoke steering wheel, Deluxe color-keyed seat and shoulder belts, parking brake with automatic release, door closing assist straps, ash tray, courtesy lights located on the front door, rear pillar, glovebox, trunk, and under dash, headlamps-on warning buzzer, and automatic seat back release. Town variants received additional options such as coach lamps, power vent windows, six-way power seats, leather seating surfaces with the “loose pillow” look, carpeted luggage compartment and spare tire cover, unique quarter and upper door trim panels, as well as Town script. Special options for this particular Town Coupe include: Dove Grey Valino Coach vinyl roof, dark red custom paint stripes, Dove Grey bodyside moldings, 230x15 radial white sidewall tires, front license plate bracket, Headlamp Convenience Group – automatic headlamp dimmer and Autolamp on/off delay system, Defroster Group – electric rear window defroster and heated outside remote control LH mirror, Lock Convenience Group – power door locks and remote deck-lid release, Twin Comfort Lounge Seats plus passenger recline, Speed (Cruise) Control, tilt steering wheel, AM/FM stereo radio, interval windshield wipers, Appearance Protection Group, right hand remote control side mirror, Lock Convenience Group – power door locks and remote deck-lid release. It is believed a CEO owned this car originally before selling it to an employee who kept it garaged for about 25 years. The 5-digit odometer reads: “61716”. This vehicle has been Ziebart rustproof protected and even has the last oil change sticker. An original 1977 Lincoln Continental Owner’s Guide, as well as the 1977 Lincoln Continental options book and a Deluxe Marti Report is available.
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