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NO RESERVE - Gorgeous MKV, 74k Orig, New Paint / Vinyl Top, Not 1972 Cadillac

For sale: 1978 Lincoln Mark Series Mark 5 Continental Luxury Group Mark IV 4

Technical specifications

Item location:
Putnam Valley, New York, United States
Mark Series
Mark 5 Continental Luxury Group Mark IV 4
Mark V Designer Series Mark IV Black Diamond
Engine size:
460 V8
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Drive type:
Interior color:
Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Vehicle Title:
Contact the seller / ! Report


1978 Lincoln Mark V Up for Auction With NO RESERVEI am also considering sale of my rare 1972 Mark IV. details below. 74K original miles. 460 V8. Rare color combination with burgundy and white paint and interior. Options include 460 V8. power vent windows. leather dual power bench seat. padded vinyl quarter roof. power moonroof with shade. "miles to empty" readout. Ziebart factory rustproofing (the small plastic "buttons" seen in the door jambs). cruise control. tilt steering wheel and remote trunk release. I have service records going back 35 years. the 74k on the odometer is original and documented. The Lincoln was purchased from a gentleman who has owned it since 1979. he bought it with 19k on the odometer as seen in the pix. All the service records since new are included. including big jobs (also seen in the pix) like a new transmission. Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold (water pump was replaced on the same job). and a performance Edelbrock double-roller timing gear set. The aftermarket timing gear set brings the 460's timing back to the non-retarded pre-pollution control setting. resulting in increased horsepower and better mpg. The odometer mileage is documented over the course of the years in the service records. the 74k on the odometer is original mileage. I apologize for the car being so dirty. I did not get a chance to wash her and the pix really don't do her justice. Mechanical: The Lincoln has always been maintained on schedule and is registered and on the road. Upgrades done by the previous owner include Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor. nbsp;Edelbrock double-roller timing chain and gear set. new transmission. custom Flowmaster exhaust and a/c system retrofitted to modern freon. More recently. the car got new brakes all around. cruise control working. fixed the headlight doors (which would open after the engine was turned off. now they stay closed even if parked for weeks) and replaced the headlight brights foot switch. I bought it from the late owner's son; he believes his dad upgraded some of the engine's internals as well (camshaft. heads. etc). this 460 V8 is a powerhouse. Not overly loud. just a low growl to let you know she means business. Everything works as it should; the power window motors including power vent windows are quick and easy and the power moonroof opens and closes with the push of a button. both power seats work perfectly in all directions. The moonroof does not leak at all. even in heavy rain or a car wash. The moonroof is huge. almost feels like a convertible when you've got it fully open. When you're on the highway with the windows up you can't hear any road noise. it's nice and quiet inside. The upgrades to the engine. intake. carburetor and exhaust improved the mpg as well as the horsepower. I have the original carburetor and air filter housing. Stereo system was over $1200 installed; top of the line Pioneer head unit with Satellite radio and CD changer in the trunk with all new speakers all around. it sounds amazing. nice and clear with lots of power. I also have the original 8 Track stereo with a replacement dash bezel if you prefer going back to the stock setup. Visually it's only the tires and the radio that are non-stock. I can get the Mark V completely original looking if preferred. Cosmetics: The Lincoln got new two tone paint to match the interior and padded vinyl quarter roof about 15 years ago. she presents beautifully. The interior is very nice. the burgundy leather is original and other than showing some age cracking in the driver's seat is in excellent condition. The dash. door panels. carpet. headliner. visors and moonroof shade are close to perfect. The body is very straight. never hit or had any bodywork anywhere. the doors close easily (the last Mark V I had required a really hard slam or the doors would only partly latch) and the bumpers are shiny. no dents or peeling anywhere. Everything lines up perfectly. which is important on a car with such straight and angular body lines. The underside is close to spotless; the Ziebart rustproofing they did back then kept these cars pristine. I have a good set of the standard Lincoln whitewall tires. I can replace them if preferred. She is a total blast to drive! The power from the 460 V8 is a pleasure. the last Mark I had came with the 400 V8 and the difference between the 400 and the 460 is substantial. Always starts easily. cruises nicely on the highway and brakes evenly with the four wheel disc brakes. She starts on the first try even in cold weather. idles perfectly and the suspension is luxurious. No leaks from anywhere. garage floor always dry when I pull her out. I reserve the right to end the auction early as the Lincoln is for sale locally and I'm open to reasonable buy it now offers as well. I can assist with shipping in the USA or internationally if necessary. cost of shipping to paid by buyer. If you need it I can recommend a door to door auto shipper I've used many times in the past; they're professional. reliable and have great rates. Classic Lincoln Mark V. always garaged and maintained. Any questions feel free to call or email. 914-224-3230 I'm also considering selling my ultra rare. triple black 1972 Mark IV. 88k. 460 V8. New paint. solid power moonroof and the full Lincoln grille; later '72 models had a government mandated additional section across the grille. Fully optioned including full black vinyl top. dual power seats. a/c. cruise control. power front and rear windows (the small rear windows retract a couple of inches). power steel moonroof. "Sure-Track" (early ABS) and twilight sentinel. Upgrades include updated a/c. blows nice and cold. nbsp;dual Magnaflow exhaust. high output distributor. Demon carburetor and KYB shocks all around. I am including all the original parts as well (carb. distributor. air filter. etc). Dayton 20" wire wheels available for additional charge. original aluminum Lincoln wheels with good tires included. The show "Fast & Loud" contacted me a couple of years ago. they wanted to purchase it for the show and turn it into a lowrider. I didn't need the money at the time and also did NOT want this car customized. it's perfect as is. They ended up doing a 1970 Mark III instead. you can find it on Youtube. To clarify. this auction is for the 1978 Mark V above. If someone were to purchase both Lincolns I would make a package deal. Only selling due to finances. nbsp;I know I'll never find another like this Mark IV. If you do some research on the web on the production numbers of these cars you'll see there were only about 200 built with the full grill and the power moonroof. It's the perfect balance of Lincoln luxury and musclecar performance. a truly rare Mark IV. Looking for best offer over $12k. 914-224-3230

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