Lincoln

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Lincoln’s legacy to the ’70s – Mark IV Continental

Story and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson     When Lincoln-Mercury Divi­sion introduced the all-new Continental Mark IV in late 1971, employees knew they had a winner on their hands. Not neces­sarily because they were dead certain about this particular car, but because of the unbridled success of the car it was replacing, the Continental...

1978 — 400 cid (the fifth character in the VIN code is an S) and 460 cid (VIN code A) available. Inaugural year of the Carriage Roof simulated convertible top, which legions of tacky luxury car dealers have copied to this day (not pictured here). The only year of the Diamond Jubilee Edition (since it was Ford’s 75th anniversary). No decorative plastic cladding under the hood.

Lincoln’s last big hurrah – The Continental Mark V

Story and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson   Between the introduction of the Mark IV and its demise, there were several important events that would start to change not only the personal luxury car market, but the auto industry as a whole. The Arab oil embargo of 1973, in particular, ushered in gas shortages...

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Memorial Fund Established for Lincoln Legend Jack Passey Jr.

  The Jack Passey Jr. Memorial Fund has been established by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation to honor the well-known vintage car collector and enthusiast, who died on August 22 at the age of 88 in his home in Watsonville, Calif. People wishing to donate to the fund should send contributions to: Bruce Kopf,...

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Car of the Week: 1931 Lincoln Model K

Andy Switzer had a pretty legitimate reason for never previously pursuing a car as nice as his stunning 1931 Lincoln Model K sedan. He simply didn’t think he could ever afford it. “I thought a car like this would have been out of my price range, so I didn’t even look at anything like...