1979 Lincoln Mark V Bill Blass 400 c.i.d. from North America

Summary:

Greatest land yacht ever built

General Comments:

I've owned this car for 15 years, and never did anything but change oil and have regular routine maintenance performed.

It was the Bill Blass, dark blue and white with matching dark blue leather interior with white leather piping.

While it was not a sports car, my Mark VIII was it was the most fun I've ever had with a car. If you wished to be noticed, this was the one and only car to drive.

I still regret selling it. I've owned nine Lincolns in the last forty years and the 79 BB was by far my favorite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2009

1979 Lincoln Mark V Continental 400 from North America

Summary:

Excellent car, love every mile of it

Faults:

The cars paint has faded drastically, seems to be newer than factory.

General Comments:

I love it and will NEVER sell it, even if it ever becomes illegal to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2008

1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector series 400 from North America

Summary:

They are dreamboats to drive

General Comments:

I bought my first one from a used car dealer.

It is blue inside and out with moon roof and velvet interior.

The second car was from a private owner. it is exactly the same except for leather seats and no moonroof.

I got 23 mpg on a trip from outside of Cleveland, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pa. and back using the cruise control set on 70mph.

The cars handled like a tank in the snow. My girlfriend has no problem with driving in bad weather.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th November, 2007

11th Feb 2009, 13:31

I know what you mean, I own a Collector Series as well.

13th Feb 2009, 13:33

The "Collector's Series" edition Town Cars and Mark V's were instant classics due to the fact that they represented an "End of an Era" for the American car as we know it. They were built as a last chance to own a real full size automobile. Lincolns (as well as most other vehicles by this time) were SERIOUSLY down sized in an effort to meat EPA ratings, competition from imports, as well as changing tastes of the American car buyer.

The Collector's Series was meant to be the best and most opulent of any Lincoln, of all time. Many people and critics have varying opinions of whether this was achieved or not. I for one have to say that at the very least, there has not been a more distinctive or commanding presence from a Lincoln ever since. And also, while sharing many features previously seen in the Diamond Jubilee Edition cars, the Collector's Series still seems to up the ante' over its more popular predecessor.

I own a 1979 Midnight Blue Collector's Series Mark V fully optioned. While I own 6 other Marks from the 70's, the 79 always seems to out-class, and even stand out from its siblings. In my opinion, if you are lucky enough to own a Collector's Series Mark V, then you hold a piece of automotive history at least as important as a '57 Chevy or a '59 Cadillac. One day, the automotive world will see this and I shudder at the thought of what these wonderful automobiles will be worth. One day...