1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe 7.5 Liter 460 V8 from North America
Luxury and Style at its Best!
The Radiator was rusted out beyond repair when I got the car, and needed to be replaced.
Carburetor had to be partially rebuilt.
The brakes are pretty bad. I think either the master cylinder or the power booster is to blame.
Rear bumper is rusted out to basically nothing. Remaining shell is held on by rope.
Power antenna, driver seat, and air conditioning all work, but very poorly.
$400 is all it cost. It sat several years in the woods before I got it. The seller put in a battery, and changed a flat, and she started right up. I drove her home 160 miles without a problem.
Spacious and very comfortable cabin.
Extremely comfortable twin comfort lounge seats. Loaded to the gills, including automatic temperature control, and power moonroof.
Powerful 7.5 Liter, 460 Cubic Inch V8, 4 Barrel Carb, Dual Exhaust makes one hell of a powerful car.
The gas mileage sucks... about 8 mpg.
But worth it.
In traffic, I almost always get the right away. Who would mess with a 19 feet, 4 inch, 5500lb car like this?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2003
1978 Continentals weigh 4660. You should fix it out if it is rusted. I hate it when people drive a Lincoln or a Cadillac that looks like trash. If you can't afford a luxury car, don't buy one, and leave it looking like garbage.
8mpg? Dump-trucks and cement-mixers get better than that. Your carb doesn't need to be "rebuilt"; it needs to be junked & replaced.