• Stock:

    3183-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    460 V8

  • Body Color:

    Black

  • Interior Color:

    Black

  • Miles:

    49,219 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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RARE TOWN COUPE, 460 V8, AUTO, A/C, PWR EVERYTHING, GR8 PAINT & INT, VALUE PRICE

This is the last of the big, comfortable Lincoln coupes. This 1978 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe is a rare two-door produced the final year such a substantial car came with the big block V8 engine from Ford Motor Company.

You might come across a few Lincoln coupes from 1978, but those will usually be Mark V cars. This is the more plush and far more rare Town Coupe. These cars look especially nice because they take the regal square-jaw lines of the Continental sedan, and apply them to a more personal luxury vehicle. 1978 was a pivotal year because everyone knew the days of the large personal luxury cruisers were numbered. Cadillac had downsized its model line, and Lincoln also was not going to be able to offer its largest Continental ever for much longer. In fact we didn't know it then, but this would be the last time an optional big block would be available...but more on that later. This coupe comes in its factory-correct black, and today it has a nice high gloss finish that makes this car standout for more than just its size. It's also quite nice to have the matching black vinyl half-roof in pristine condition. Plus, the chrome is complete, which is amazing considering we can probably measure the brightwork in acreage.

Open the door and you'll see the kind of luxury that could only come from the 1970s. The black vinyl seats are exceptionally nice with the pillow top design that is just as comfy as it looks. There are even armrests, front and rear, for true individual luxury. The driver gets a Grant three-spoke steering wheel, and everyone can enjoy modern tunes with an upgraded large AM/FM/XM/CD stereo. Of course features were not something you ever had to worry about in a Lincoln. This one already came straight from the factory with power seats, power windows, electric rear defogger, and power locks. The air conditioning has even been converted over to R-134a for easier servicing.

Ford's smooth and refined 460 cubic-inch V8 provides effortless performance in the Continental Town Coupe. This was the final year for the big block option, which is always welcomed in the engine bay because it has enough torque to pull a boat. Of course you will likely never want to tow a yacht in this big bodied car, but it's this kind of available strength that allow you to smoothly, and quickly, cruise away from the stoplight. Fans of originality will love how the big blue Ford engine looks as factory-fresh as the exterior of this coupe. What you don't see is a new Magnaflow dual exhaust under the car that gives this big dog a little extra bite. While this is the perfect car for the drive-in (after all, its interior is more comfortable than any movie theater seat), there's much more to this coupe. It's got power steering, power brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission. This is the kind of luxury that can easily take you in comfort to car shows as far away as you want.

This Continental Town Coupe has all the great stuff you love about the 70s without having to give up modern comfort – we even have the factory buildsheet to show you all of the options. This is big luxury for a little price. Call today!!

Features

Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear

Documentation

Factory Buildsheet

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
460 V8
Transmission Spec
C6

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Lincoln
Model
Continental
Miles
49,219 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Black
Seating Type
Split Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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