West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning, exceptional and completely rust and accident free example of this all original award Winning 'AACA HPOF' 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 'Aqua Blue Diamond Fire Edition' 460c.i. V8 2 Door Hardtop Coupe with all it's original factory specifications including it's original 'Aqua Blue Diamond Fire' paint and a virtually flawless all original 'Aqua Blue Media Velour Cloth' Pleated Ultra velour "Twin Comfort" lounge seats cloth trim interior with 6 way power seat adjustment and its original large 460 c.i. V8 engine with a believed to be, and obvious, but undocumented, 12K original actual miles 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 door locks
AM/FM stereo with 8 track tape & power antenna
Automatic temperature control
Optional Axle Ratio
Traction Lok Differential
Reclining Passenger Seat
RH/LH remote control rear view mirror
Power decklid release
Premium Bodyside Moldings
Aqua Blue Normande grain full vinyl roof with opera window
Aqua Blue paint stripes
Dual custom pinstripes
Sure Track Power Brake system
Forged Aluminum Wheels
Luxury wheel covers
The Lincoln Continental Mark IV of 1972-76 was the American luxury coupe of the 1970s.
Unbelievable Award Winning AACA HPOF 1975 Lincoln Mark IV Blue Diamond Edition
12,478 Original Miles,
Powered by 460ci V8 Engine,
4 Speed Automatic Transmission,
All Original Mint Exterior Paint,
Beautiful Original Interior,
Original Michelin X Spare,
Fully Documented, Original Bill of Sale, Title Copies, Owners Manual, Stunning Original Example!
Garage kept since new, reportedly always started and maintained (never sat) with only some 12K 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 'Diamond Edition' stands out with very striking original factory 'Aqua Blue' color paint with a matching Padded Vinyl roof with Opera window and a gorgeous all original Pleated Ultravelour Aqua Blue cloth luxury interior with a matching dashboard and carpeting.
The original engine with believed to be only some 12K 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'nt 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 BLUE DIAMOND LUXURY GROUP. The Blue Diamond cars were painted in 'Aqua Blue Diamond Fire Metallic' (paint code 45), an exclusive color to this model which made the car quite striking visually. This was topped off with an Aqua Blue 'Normande Grain' vinyl roof which featured a new-for-1975 body color band around the edges. Just below the fender line, a double body side stripe in Aqua (code K) ran from front to rear, matching the vinyl roof color and accenting the elegant lines of the Mark IV.
Inside, soft Aqua Blue upholstery with Blonde woodgrain appliques on the instrument panel, steering wheel, door trim panels, and rear side trim panels featured a lighter shade of wood-graining that really brightened up the interior and provided a nice compliment to the Aqua-colored trim
Priced at $475, the Blue Diamond Luxury Group was the most expensive luxury group to date, attributed mostly to the additional cost of the Diamond Fire Metallic paint. Despite its availability during the entire production run, cars with this option are rare. 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 were the Blue Diamond Luxury Group and the White and Red Luxury Group. The Blue Diamond cars were painted in Aqua Blue Diamond Fire Metallic (paint code 45), an exclusive color to this model which made the car quite striking visually. This was topped off with an Aqua Blue 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.
Just below the fender line, a double body side stripe in Aqua (code K) ran from front to rear, matching the vinyl roof color and accenting the elegant lines of the Mark IV. Inside, plush Aqua Blue Media Velour Cloth draped the seats, or soft Aqua Blue Leather with Vinyl (code BK) could be specified at no additional charge. The luggage compartment was lined with matching Aqua Blue carpeting, side panels, and spare tire cover.
The instrument panel housings for the headlight switch, heater/air conditioning controls, warning light grouping, and radio were black instead of the simulated woodgraining found on other Marks.
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 'Diamond Edition' Coupe with believed to be only 11K 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!