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1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

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1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III


Type:
Used
Year:
1970
Make:
Lincoln
Model:
Continental Mark III
Body:
2 Door
Trans:
C-6 Automatic
Stock
4457
Mileage:
63225
Engine Size:
365HP 460CI V-8
Ext Color:
Red
Int Color:
Red
Vin:
0Y89A848780

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2900 Skokie Hwy North Chicago, IL 60064 847.689.8822

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OUTSTANDING CODE T RED PAINT FINISH & INTERIOR
WHITE VINYL ROOF COVERING
OFFERED W/ 63,225 MILES
365 HP 460 CI V-8/C-6 AUTOMATIC
A/C, POWER SEAT & POWER WINDOWS
ORIGINAL CARTIER CLOCK & TURBINE WHEEL COVERS
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED LINCOLN DESIGN
FULLY INSPECTED, SERVICED & DETAILED
 
The successor in name to the Continental Mark II of 1956-57, the Mark III continued the Lincoln "Mark" heritage at its debut as an early 1969 model at the 1968 edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 23, 1968. Sharing its chassis with the 4-door Ford Thunderbird, the new Lincoln Mark III was an inspired combination of Thunderbird and Lincoln Continental styling, featuring a sculpted and uncluttered 2-door formal coupe body with kicked-up rear fenders, hidden headlights and a faux spare-tire bulge to the trunk lid. The crowning touch was a bright Rolls-Royce style grille a bold feature demanded by industry titan Lee Iacocca, then V-P of Ford Motor Company's car and truck group.
 
Positioned opposite Cadillac's heavily redesigned front-drive Eldorado, plus the Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado, and Chrysler New Yorker coupe, the premium-level Mark III was powered to match by Ford's biggest available V-8 engine, displacing 460 cubic inches and developing 365 factory-rated horsepower. Befitting its market stature, the Mark III came one way fully loaded, with a limited and desirable selection of additional options. Unparalleled personalization was possible with the Mark III; considering available paint, accent stripe, vinyl roof, and interior color and material choices, several thousand specific combinations were theoretically possible for buyers.
 
As with its 1950s Mark II predecessor, the new Mark III was simply branded "Continental" within Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury Division brand structure, without 'Lincoln' branding anywhere on the vehicle. Production was at Ford Motor Company's Wixom, Michigan facilities alongside the Lincoln Continental and Ford Thunderbird. While certainly a commercial success, the Mark III was built in relatively low volumes, with 1969-model production of 7,770 in 1968 and 23,088 during 1969, followed by 21,432 for 1970 and 27,091 for 1971 before the advent of the updated Mark IV for 1972.
 
Top-quality, highly original Continental Mark III survivors are few and far between today, making this beautifully preserved and presented example from 1970 a truly outstanding find. Built at Ford's Wixom, Michigan factory during April 1970 and delivered new via Ford Motor Company's Denver, Colorado DSO, this Mark III features a Trim Tag-correct Code T Red paint finish, handsomely complemented by the White vinyl roof covering and beautiful original Red interior. The odometer indicates 63,230 miles at the time of writing. In addition to its standard 365-horsepower, 460 cubic inch V-8 engine and C-6 automatic transmission, this collector-grade Mark III is highly equipped with air conditioning, a power front seat, power windows, an original Cartier-scripted clock, and turbine-style wheel covers. A 1970 Lincoln Consumer Information booklet and factory manuals are included. Most recently, this stellar 1970 Continental Mark III has been inspected, serviced, and detailed, making it ready for LCOC shows and events or driving pleasure your choice! Be sure to contact us today to see it for yourself, obtain full details, and prepare to add this American personal-luxury icon to your collection.
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