1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car 7.5L 460ci from North America
Land Yacht Luxury
The car sat for years - when it was looked at, it only needed a new battery, fuel pump, and an oil change.
Recently purchased this land yacht sight unseen (other than a photo) from an auction online... for under $500! It cost me more to ship the car home!
I knew the back story on it before buying - the car was in a barn that caught fire. So the passenger side had the plastic door moldings and taillights melt. And the vinyl top on the passenger side was damaged and the opera window was cracked from the heat. Other than that and years worth of dust on the car, it is in pretty amazing condition. 29k miles, interior mint.
I just purchased all replacement trim/lights/opera window (again, those in total cost more than the car!). Could use a major exterior detail, and replacement of the passenger side vinyl. Other than that, it's amazingly clean... and very smooth and comfy.
When engine is cold, one pump of the pedal and it fires right up. When warm, just turn the key. I bought it with the idea of cleaning it up and selling it, but after a few rides in this thing, I'm thinking of keeping it. There's a great old TV commercial on YouTube of the 1977 Continental. The tagline is "I've got my standards" :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2014
Yes, cars like this are really something special. Thanks to everyone wanting to be politically correct and eco friendly these days, we will never see quality cars like this again, sadly probably not even something comparable. I have been watching Kojak on DVD, and it truly makes me sad how much cars have changed in the last 40 years. Back then BIG comfortable cars were the rule; there were very few econo boxes on the road. Today you are hard pressed to find anything but, unless the car is 15+ years old or a truck/SUV model.