"1971 Lincoln MK III
The 1969 Mark III was created when Lee Iacocca, Ford's then Vice-President, Car and Truck Group, at the time, directed Design Vice President, Gene Bordinat, to ""put a Rolls-Royce grille on a Thunderbird"".
The Mark III was intended to compete head-to-head with the top of the domestic personal luxury car market, Cadillac's heavily redesigned front wheel drive Eldorado. Separating it in style, the Mark III was squarer and more upright than the Thunderbird, highlighted by an unashamedly rip-off Rolls-Royce style grill flanked by hidden headlights, with an ersatz Mark II spare tire bulge on the rear.
For consignment a very straight, consistent gapped, resprayed to color match of original Lincoln. There is little to compare the ride of these very large and long cars that represented early 1970's excess. The high-end car market was the most profitable for Ford, and the MK III led the way.
Light Gray Metallic covers the massive, but straight body panels, hood, and trunk. Some recent minimal body work (documented as to exactly what) was performed prior to the respray. Hidden headlights work well but open only when the car is running due to the vacuum needed to operate them. Chrome on the front grille is near perfect and is topped with a Lincoln star. Bumpers, brite work, and badging is all in very nice condition. A black vinyl top, framed in chromed drip moldings, glass framed in chrome, and a stainless molding at the rocker all appear in good condition. At the rear of the car is the metal bump in the trunk lid simulating a spare tire holder, which has the C O N T I N E N T A L badging in the upper portion in a semi-circle. A headlight sentinel is mounted to the upper driver's side fender.
Swinging open the doors reveals a high back dual bucket seat configuration which is covered in red leather. The seats have a wonderful pattern of slight wear as expensive leather that has been used but well cared for tends to have. Each seat has a center armrest, and on the other side a door panel with all the power controls one would ever wish for at your fingertips. These include power door locks, power windows, power mirrors, and a power adjustable seat. Scanning the beautiful stitched red vinyl dash with wood inlays, we see more conveniences in each frame. Climate control, cruise control, AM/FM Stereo, and interior lighting switches. Very nice red carpeting covers the floors and appears in good condition. Above is seen a near perfect headliner also in deep red. A shout out to the trunk area which appears showroom.
The largest optioned power plant is seen in an original engine bay. The 460ci 4V V8 is attached to a C6 automatic transmission which shifts like a dream...very smoothly.
Showing minor surface rust, overall a very sturdy environment. Rockers, lower door panels, floor pans, and suspension overall appears very sound and some parts were recently replaced with a recent well documented ""once over"" if you will.
This car has been brought up to a very sound body wise, and mechanically sound example of a large Lincoln. All the nagging little problems have been fixed, and all you need to do is turn the key and drive it away, in complete luxury. Road Trip!! All presented at a fair price to boot.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia. This one of a kind building is climate controlled and security monitored and is the ultimate destination for classic and specialty car lovers. The building is located right on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with terrific frontage and exposure. Additionally, this one of a kind building houses one of the finest barn findcollections in the world with over 400 vehicles on display. The facility and grounds have plenty of room for indoor and outdoor automotive related events, car shows, car club meets, ride and drives and more.
Classic Auto Mall by the Numbers:
This wonderful facility started life as a clothing outlet mall in 1985 and then evolved into a furniture outlet mall until it closed its doors in 2011. There is a 188 room Holiday Inn with a walk-thru entrance attached to the facility that has a full-service restaurant, lounge, meeting facilities and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel just underwent a $3,000,000 renovation.
With an abundance of car collectors, car clubs and racetracks located within a short distance, this fantastic facility is ideally situated.
Our consignment program has classic car lovers excited to have a facility like this to store and offer their prized possessions for sale. We market vehicles worldwide and get top dollar for your one special car or your entire collection!
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