1975 LINCOLN MARK IV 2 DOOR HARDTOP WITH THE RARE LUXURY GROUP PACKAGE.
1ST PLACE IN ITS CLASS AT NATIONAL LINCOLN MEET IN MAY 2022.
PREVIOUSLY OWNER RENOWN LINCOLN COLLECTOR PROMINENT IN THE LINCOLN CLUB.
West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional example of this all original award winning 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV rare 'Luxury Group Edition' 460c.i. V8 2 Door Hardtop Coupe with all it's original factory specifications including it's original 'Black' paint and 'Normande Grain' Vinyl roof with factory moonroof and with its virtually flawless all original 'Dark Red' leather interior with 6 way power seat adjustment and its original large 460 c.i. V8 engine and loaded with original factory options including;
6 Way Power seats Folding armrests in front & rear seats Simulated Burl Walnut woodgrain applique on I/P & steering wheel Color keyed cut pile carpet Electric 'Cartier' Timepiece clock (working!!) Automatic Speed control Tilt Steering wheel Power windows Power door locks AM/FM stereo with 8 track tape & power antenna Automatic temperature control Air conditioning LH remote control rearview mirror Tinted glass Interior lighting I/P warning Power decklid release Cornering lights Bumper guards Normande grain full vinyl roof with opera window and moonroof Dual custom pinstripes Sure Track Power Brake system Luxury wheel covers
The Lincoln Continental Mark IV of 1972-76 was the American luxury coupe of the 1970s.
Garage kept since new with only some 59K original miles. Car is all original and in perfect working condition.
This particular example has obviously always been pampered since new. Obviously an always garaged car without any paint, rust or accident damage whatsoever! The rare and collectible 'Luxury Group Edition' stands out with very striking original factory 'Black' color paint with a matching 'Normande Grain' Vinyl roof with Opera window and moonroof and a gorgeous all original 'Dark Red' leather luxury interior with a matching dashboard and carpeting.
The original engine with only some 59K original miles is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently and must be driven to be appreciated and seen to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - all the options are working as they should including the air conditioning - a truly remarkable car that must drive almost exactly as when it left the showroom floor over thirty-five years ago and which needs nothing but a new proud owner!
Few products from the Motor City have been as well-defined in the market as the Continental Mark IV. Produced by Fords Lincoln-Mercury division from 1972 to 1976. the Mark IV was the sleeker, flashier successor to the successful 1969-71 Mark III. A team of two designers and six modelers under the direction of veteran FoMoCo stylist Wes Dahlberg developed the Mark IVs imposing profile, which, surprisingly, was only four inches longer (and 200 lbs lighter!) than its predecessor. When Ford president Bunkie Knudsen saw it, he reportedly said, "Gentlemen, that is the next Mark, do not change anything!"
Of course, all you hardcore Lincoln enthusiasts know this was not the first Continental Mark IV, as Lincoln also produced a Mark IV in 1959. But when the Mark III was introduced for '69, the Mark series roman numerals were reset, rather like a TV or movie franchise reboot. Anyway, by 1975 the Mark IV was in the fourth year of its five-year product cycle, so Lincoln offered a series of special trim packages to offer buyers some exclusivity. As showcased in this original Lincoln-Mercury dealer film, these included the Lipstick and Blue Diamond luxury groups. (L-M expanded on this theme in 1976 with its Blass, Cartier, Givency, and Pucci fashion-designer editions.) Of course, the Mark IV will be eternally remembered for its signature styling features: the faux-Rolls grille, spare tire bump, and opera windows, and all three are on prominent display here.
In 1975 Lincoln introduced the LUXURY GROUP. The Luxury Group cars were topped off with a 'Normande Grain' vinyl roof with moonroof and which featured a new-for-1975 body color band around the edges. Just below the fender line, a double body side stripe ran from front to rear, matching the vinyl roof color and accenting the elegant lines of the Mark IV.
Priced starting at $475, Lincoln introduced two new Luxury Group Options for 1975, continuing a successful marketing program started in 1973 that allowed special combinations of colors and fabrics to define a limited edition automobile, and allow buyers to own a more distinctive car. Since most of the parts necessary to create these limited editions were pulled straight from the parts shelves, the cost was very little to Lincoln, yet it allowed the Mark IV to achieve higher status in the personal luxury car marketplace.
For 1975, the two new options topped off the Luxury Group lineup with a Normande Grain vinyl roof in a choice of two styles. The Full Vinyl Roof (code FL) which featured a new-for-1975 body color band around the edges. This was accomplished by moving the vinyl roof molding away from the roof rail and windshield top moldings, leaving a space between them for the body color. This effect gave the car a much updated appearance over previous models with traditional vinyl roof coverings, where the vinyl edge was concealed beneath the chrome trim moldings. At additional cost, the new Landau Vinyl Roof (code LL) could be specified. This roof style featured a heavy chrome band along the front edge of the vinyl roof, which covered the rear third of the car roof. A sweeping band of chrome ran forward along the top of the doors and terminated where it met the windshield pillar.
This is a rare opportunity to own a very fine and unabused example of an obviously always garaged 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 2 Door Hardtop 'Luxury Edition' Coupe with only 59K original miles with absolutely no evidence or history of any rust or accidents in this striking and very rare color combination! This is a great investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any American classic car collector of obviously any Lincoln enthusiast!