1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car walk around and cold start.
Just a short video here of my 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car I traded for the other day. I traded off my 1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive Series and ended up with this.... She's not perfect by any means, but that's okay with me because I plan to drive it and enjoy it (when I can afford gas). It's got the 460 7.5L with 74,XXX miles. The guy I traded said he got it from an elderly man that could no longer drive it and it had been sitting outside under his carport for a number of years. And with a new battery and voltage regulator it came back to life.... And then I had to have it!
SOLD : 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car (low miles)
2011-04-29 : SOLD : 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car with 12,904 miles.
This car is still For Sale because the tow truck, that was transporting the
car, broke down. The car never arrived at the auction. Backstory : The
original owners of this car died together in 1991 in a collision with an
articulated (semi) truck. Stories like that make me wonder whether it's
worth taking care of anything, but I still do. The car passed to their son,
who sold the car to me in 2004.
1977 Lincoln coupe with new 460 engine, mild build
Well, since I painted it, it has been on the road 6 years, we wanted to get
rid of the low compression 460 and used a 1972 460 which we built to 10:5
to 1 compression, used a performance intake also, mild cam upgrade, it is
probably putting out about 400 horsepower. We also
repainted the front fenders to get rid of small nicks from being on the
road. Stripped front fenders to bare metal, and repainted with 10 coats
1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe - $6,850
Where else can you find this much luxury for this kind of money? This
beautiful 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe is powered by an optional 460
V-8 (7.5 litre) with about 147K miles on it. It is sparkling Cordovan
Brown with a landau top that is in excellent condition. Full power
including power windows, power door locks and power seats. The air
conditioning, cruise control, and rear defrost are some of the features.
So if you are looking for a NICE heavy cruiser, as you can see by the
pictures, this is a beauty!
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1972 Lincoln Continental Cold Start and Drive
This is a 1972 Lincoln Continental featuring the 460 c.i. (7.5L) 4bbl. V-8,
C6 transmission, and 9.25" removable carrier rear end. Power output is
224hp @ 4,400 RPM and torque is 357Lb./Ft. @ 2,800 RPM through a single Exhaust w/ resonator. Values are SAE net.
This is the first year of the "regular fuel" engines, so the compression
ratio is 8.5:1 (down from 10.5:1 from 1970). I go over some details about
the car in this video, perform a cold start, and a short drive to
demonstrate the unique speedometer. More videos about this car to come as
maintenance needs arise. Footage shot on 2/18/2012 using a Sony Handycam
model DCR-TRV27. There is a pause at 15:03, but keep watching. The video
1976 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL - ONE OF THE LAST DINOSAURS
Okay, so this is a gas guzzling 4 door sedan dinosaur but it's mine and I
like it. I am the second owner of this car and it is in totally original
unrestored condition. Let me tell you about this boat. It has the
reputable 460 cu. in. engine with 70,000 miles and the curb weight is about
5,073 lbs. The ride of this Town Car is magnificent! It has the
smoothest ride I have ever experienced in a luxury car and I have ridden or
have driven Cadillacs, Mercedes, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, etc., and this car
absolutely floats. AND quiet! I have mistakenly tried to restart the car
without looking at an idiot light thinking that the engine had died, and
no, it was still running, I just couldn't hear it. This Lincoln does not
have all of the options available but does have an automatic tranny, power
steering, seats, windows, antenna, door locks, trunk release, A/C, climate
control thermometer, Cartier clock - still works, map light, wire wheel
covers, fender skirts, double pinstripe, vinyl padded roof, and dual remote
mirrors. The only item not factory is the AM/FM tape player of which I
have yet to install my factory unit. The interior is flawless finished in
a mustard color velour and vinyl. The carpeting is in finished in a
"shag" type of pile which was popular in the seventies both in cars and in
homes. The trunk is huge and the original spare is present. During
the video tour notice under the hood the two black "coffee can" vacuum
pumps for the hidden headlights which still operate. I taped this car
from a distance to show off the side view and the fact that this car is
over 19 1/2 feet in length. I have won numerous trophies at car shows.
So yes, this car is heavy, powerful, and a gas guzzler getting 12mpg in the
city and at best 17 mpg on the highway. Cars of the 70's were commonly
gas hogs until the great gas squeeze due to the Yom Kippur War in the
middle east. At that point, U.S. car makers scrambled to reduce the size
and bulk of cars making a lot of downsized models look unproportionate and
an incomplete design. Lately though, car collectors are looking twice at
seventies cars though and four door sedans in particular as being more
appreciated and collectible. Perhaps this video will reevaluate your own
feelings for old dinosaurs. ( Here's a hint for you car enthusists that
want to clean up the engine compartment........Spray WD-40 on a COLD
engine. Don't wipe, just let it drip off the grime and do it in the street
- not your driveway so as not to stain. WD will, upon several
applications, melt the grime away without leaving a residue like engine
cleaners do but does leave a sheen on rubber and plastic. You can wipe off
excess WD with a cloth because it really cleans surfaces. Again, since WD
is flammable, only use on a stone COLD, I repeat - COLD engine compartment.
The History of Lincoln
Henry Leland, a former manager of the Cadillac division of General Motors,
and his son, Wilfred Leland, formed the Lincoln Motor Company in August,
1917. Leland named the new company after Abraham Lincoln, his hero and for
whom he cast a vote in 1864. Lincoln's first source of revenue came from
assembling Liberty aircraft engines, using cylinders supplied by Ford Motor
Company, to fulfill World War I government contracts.
After the war, the Lincoln factories were retooled to manufacture luxury
automobiles. Ford Motor Company purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in
1922, but Lincoln continued to operate as a somewhat separate company from
Ford through early 1940. On April 30, 1940 the Lincoln Motor Company became
the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company
At the direction of Henry's son Edsel, in 1923 several body styles were
introduced, that included two- and three-window, four-door sedans and a
phaeton that accommodated four passengers. They also offered a
two-passenger roadster and a seven-passenger touring sedan and limousine,
which was sold for $5,200. A sedan, limo, cabriolet and town car were also
offered by coachbuilders Fleetwood, Derham and Dietrich, and a second
cabriolet was offered by coachbuilder Brunn.
As the brand grew it developed several memorable vehicles, the Zephyr, the
Continental Mark II, the Lincoln Continental and recently the ubiquitous
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Motor_Company
1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V: Stock #52 at our Tampa showroom
1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V for sale in our Tampa Showroom. This car
has the rare and hard to find option of a power sunroof! It is a beautiful
shade of Dark Red with a Dark Red interior. 42,850 actual miles on this
beautiful cruiser and she looks great for her age! These Lincolns were the
last of the real big body, big engine Lincolns, and almost the last year
for the 460 V8 which is plenty of power to pull this car around. Options
include A/C which has been freshly rebuilt and blows ICE COLD, AM/FM/8
track which works like it should and comes with the Ford "test" 8 track,
seat belts, cruise control, hub caps, white wall radial tires, power
brakes, power steering, power locks, power seats, power sunroof, power
windows, tilt wheel, hide away headlights, leather seats, with a shop
manual and a custom fit car cover to go with it. This 77 Lincoln for sale
is a two owner that spent most of it's life in an airplane hangar, covered.
Recent work includes new belts, hoses, fluids, Exhaust manifold, and A/C. All of this work has
been within the last 1,000 miles driven. This fine Lincoln is always kept
in a garage under a cover, and it shows! 1977 Lincoln Mark V for sale is
located in our Tampa Showroom and can be seen with HD pictures and video at
www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Or, call 813-645-6200 for additional
information. We also assist in financing and shipping!
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