1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V V8 overhead valve from North America
A good luxury car from the past
Nothing more than a few oil leaks, the general fit and finish isn't superb, but isn't terrible either. Rust is the only big problem, but can be sanded out with ease. The fuel economy is also sad, but to be expected being that the car is from the late 70's weighs 6300 pounds and is an American luxury car.
I think this car is great, very comfortable, excellent acceleration, totally ironic according to its size. Great for long drives, basically like a big comfy chair all the way there. A bit of a pain to park and the gas bills aren't too friendly, but a crowd pleaser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2003
30th Sep 2005, 21:15
My 79 mark five collector series is like new inside, but the exterior is rotting from the weather in western New York, the underside is in excellent shape, but the body has a lot of issues with the way the moldings retained water and the weather took over. The oil leak I hope isn't the main seal because that won't fit in with the 3.00 per gallon and the fact that its not easy to change. if there's anyone that could give any advice would love to hear about it thanks.