1979 Lincoln Versailles 5.0 from North America


Luxury and style at its best!!


Nothing has really gone wrong with this Lincoln. Ford did a great job. Only thing is the A/C had to be converted as it started leaking.

General Comments:

I bought this car from the original owner last February. He babied it and garaged it all its life. The only flaw when I bought her was the A/C leaked, and I had to get fixed and retro-ed to the R134; other than that, the car is flawless.

I have only owned it for 11 months, and drove her last summer on a road trip, did 3000 flawless miles. Very comfortable. Everywhere I took her, everyone was asking about it, it was fun.

The mileage was good, performance perfect, comfort great, and reliability was perfect.

I had a Cadillac Seville before, and I think it's a great car too, but the reliability is much much better with the Lincoln. I think Ford puts a vehicle together much better than GM.

People have thrown this Glorified Granada under the bus for years. But I think it's a great car, and I would rather drive a Granada than half of the crap out there today!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2010

14th Nov 2010, 15:42

This Versailles is a very rare car! Hang onto it, there are very few of these left around!

14th Feb 2013, 12:16

The equivalent of a Cadillac Cimarron (Cavalier). Dressed up junk. Hang onto it for a hundred years if you want. It will never go up in value or be considered collectable.

15th Feb 2013, 16:39

At least the reviewer is honest about what it was: a "Glorified Granada". They were not that popular when new, and the passage of time does not seem to have changed that.