16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 36

1972 Lincoln Continental Mk IV

Estimated at £13,000 - £15,000

Lot details

Registration No: TSX 451K
Chassis No: 2Y89A821464
MOT: Exempt

  • Imported into the United Kingdom in 2018 with just two UK keepers
  • Rare and appealing colour combination
  • Subject to approximately £3,400 worth of expenditure in 2021
  • 1970s America on four wheels!

Introduced in 1972, the Lincoln Continental Mark IV was a personal luxury coupe and Ford’s answer to the Cadillac Eldorado. Styled both inside and out by Wes Dahlberg, the newcomer was longer, lower and lighter than its predecessor. Still very much a neoclassical design, its vertical Rolls-Royce-esque radiator grille and faux spare wheel housing trunk lid were augmented by opera windows let into the C-pillars. The interior featured a ‘Twin Comfort Lounge’ bench front seat with 6-way power adjustment, air-conditioning, Cartier clock, electric windows and plentiful sound deadening. Supremely comfortable thanks to its soft-riding coil-sprung suspension complete with four-link STA-BUL rear end, the Lincoln featured an early form of ABS called ‘Sure-Track’. Powered by a 460 cu in (7.5 litre) V8 engine allied to a three-speed automatic transmission, the Mk IV was reputedly capable of 120mph. They would probably have horrified Louis XIV but were very much in keeping with the Lincoln’s ultimate land yacht ethos.

Manufactured in 1972, this Continental is understood to have resided in the United States of America until 2018, when it was imported into the United Kingdom. Presented in the rare colour combination of Black with a complementing Navy Blue interior upholstery, the Lincoln is fitted with the aforementioned 7.5-litre ‘big-block’ V8 engine allied to the three-speed automatic transmission. Having just two UK keepers since importation, the Lincoln benefitted from approximately £3,400 worth of expenditure in 2021 which included a new water pump, replacement vinyl roof, repaired exhaust manifold, servicing, fitment of whitewall tyres and a new battery. Accompanied by a previous invoice and current V5C. Iconic 1970s Americana on four wheels!

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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