Exceptional, entirely original, ex California, 1976 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe. With only 71,000 original miles. Stunning Bronze Gold Diamond Fire Coachwork, with completely unmolested and immaculate Tan Broadcloth interior. Known ownership from 12 months old. The car was purchased by the previous owner on the 17th April 1977 from his local used car dealer in Ferndale, California with 12,690 miles on the clock. This gentleman kept the car for some 37 years in Ferndale, until, in his 87th year he arranged for his mechanic to organize the sale of his beloved Lincoln. This is were I came in, purchasing the car on the 15th August 2014, with just 67,856 miles on the odometer. These models had, as standard, the 460 cu in (7.5 litre) V8 and C6 3 speed Automatic Transmission. Apart from the usual power assists; windows, (including vents), locks, seats, steering of course and Town Coupe features, the car is fitted with many desirable options such as: Twin Comfort Lounge Seating, with passenger recline, Cruise Control, Diamond Fire Paint, Protection Group, Trunk Dress Up, Auxiliary Fuel Tank, Forged Aluminium Wheels: 5 off, (Spare Wheel and Jack never used and never been out of boot location!), and low ratio rear axle. MOT until December 2016, with no advisories. Technicians confirm good order. Copy Title, original Build Sheet and Owner Manual, original Information Sleeve, which was fitted over driver's sun visor when supplied new. (Start up procedures, parking brake usage etc). 1976 Brochure, full set of shop manuals and wiring diagrams, as well as 63 eight track tapes, the majority in two real nice carrying cases, included in the sale. Whilst in California I understand the car was fitted with a new radiator, heater core, brake master cylinder and water pump, amongst numerous other items over the years. New bearings and oil seals were fitted to the rear axle pinion assemble at the time of my purchasing the car, together with new hypoid gear oil, and on it's arrival in the UK, it was undersealed, serviced and the coolant changed together with a new thermostat. During my tenure the car has had new shocks, battery, distributer cap and rotor arm, plug leads and plugs. A completely refurbished Automatic Temperature Control Box, and associated relays, blower resistors and NOS blower control switch. Refrigeration system has been converted to R134a. Also new main Voltage Regulator and new Instrument Voltage regulator, and many other bits and bobs. Just, (June 2016), had new Steering Box, together with associated linkages, including Pitman Arm, Drop Link, and Steering Column Connector. Power Steering Fluid and Brake Fluid have been changed, as has the engine oil and filter and a new oil pressure switch fitted. All greasing points have been attended to. The car really does drive very well indeed. To me the 76 model year is the most pleasing of the fifth generation Continentals, maintaining the traditional Lincoln grille, rear wheel skirts, full width head restraints, 120 MPH speedometer, and an ammeter and temperature gauge in the cluster. The car would not, in my opinion, be out of place in a museum. Storage problems forcing reluctant sale. If interested or you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will do my best to assist. My name is Jim. Thank you for checking out this add. Kind regards to all.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Lincoln|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||September 3, 2016 4:21 pm|