To the original reviewer:
Wow. You're one lucky person!
Good for you for keeping it stock!!
If it were in the wrong hands, God forbid, it might have been lowered and have hydraulics put on it. (That would look completely ridiculous, IMO).
22 1/2 feet?! You could probably fit a Ford Festiva or an Austin Mini in the back of your hearse!
I wanted to know how many 1979 Cadillac superior end loaders were built that year, mine has a 472 big block, is that rare? I just wanted to know because that year came with a 425, and I want to know if maybe someone could give me some more information I would be very grateful. Thanks.
I just bought a 79 Lincoln AHA hearse out of Indiana with 36k actual in great shape. Don't know if this is one of the supposed 4 left, or another that no one knew about. Think I am the third owner.
Yes that is rare, as the 472 was discontinued after 1976 and replaced with the 425, which was kind of weak for its size. Doesn't surprise me that a bigger engine was probably needed for a larger vehicle like that. Unless, it was swapped outside of the factory, which could also be possible. You never know with these kind of cars.
Actually the 472 was replaced by the 500 I believe in 1971, and I think the Eldorado may have had it in '70. Then the 500 was discontinued after 1976 for the 425 used in the down-sized '77s...
Hey everyone: I have have been looking for one of these AHA Lincoln Viceroys for some time. I REALLY want one. If anyone sees this post that has one, PLEASE, get in touch with me. I WANT TO BUY IT. I will keep this car, until my DEATH.
Thanks, Danny :)
The 500 did not replace the 472 at first, it was offered as an option though '74. My '73 DeVille had the 472. I believe the final two years of the 'big body' DeVilles (1975 and 1976) dropped the 472 and offered only the 500.
Yes, the 472 was dropped after 1974, mainly because it was losing too much power. Offering the larger 500 was Cadillac's only way to hold the line on power.
You should get in touch with someone from the Lincoln Continental Owner's Club or Lincoln Land.
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