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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III

131,200 MILEAGE
Coupe BODY TYPE
460-4V ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1971 Lincoln Mark Series Base Description:

This listing is for a stunning 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III. Built on May 14, 1971, and sold new at Redwood Lincoln Mercury in San Francisco on June 25, 1971. The 1969-1971 Lincoln Continental was a huge success in its time and values of these cars are beginning to climb as they approach the 50-year mark. Think about it for a second, this car is 46-years old.
For a car to make it this long in this condition, it was obviously taken care of very well. The owner prior to the previous owner, had the car repainted about 15 years ago (paint job starting to show its age) and the previous owner of about 10 years spared no expense to keep the car running, including full engine and transmission rebuild (with receipts). The car looks very sharp. Its bright, factory-correct paint really makes it pop and stand out in a crowd. And, as far as crowds go, this car attracts crowds of people. If you ever take this car out and park it in front of a restaurant, for example, you'll come out to having people taking pictures of it. Beautiful classic with a large presence for the money.
Please see YouTube Videos below and read in-depth description:
-Test Drive - https://youtu.be/tU8GtMl_Ilw
-Quick Exterior Walkthrough - https://youtu.be/61qmbvNvbFY
-Photo Slideshow - https://youtu.be/w0S5BSWefB8
-Exterior Walkthrough - https://youtu.be/2hPJ3wp3N5o
-Interior Walkthrough - Coming Soon
-Instagram - karb_rewerie
Engine/Mechanical:
-Car starts right up on first try and drives and handles perfectly
-Previous owner put 30k miles on the car in the past 10 years and money was never a concern when it came to keep the car running correctly
-Fully rebuilt 460 cid V8 engine in 2014 (17k miles since rebuild) with 365 horsepower
-Fully rebuilt transmission in November 2016
-Brand new Edelbrock carburetor (new; not rebuilt)
-Brand new engine & transmission mounts
-Brand new battery, starter, alternator, voltage regulator, ignition coil, distributor, cap, rotor, points, condenser, spark plugs
-Brand new accelerator pump, fuel pump, fuel filter, air check valve
-Brand new transmission regulator, transmission filter & gasket, and transmission fluid
-Brand new front stabilizer links
-Brand new front inner and outer wheel bearings and seals
-Brand new brake pads/shoes all around with resurfaced rotors/drums
-Tires - 4 matching Hankook tires (2 are brand new; 2 are about 2 years old with about 8k miles); all 4 are customized with expanded whitewalls and added Vogue-Tyre-like gold stripe
-New water-pump, thermostat, and belts in 2014
-Rebuilt steering column + new steering/suspension components as needed in the past 5 years (no receipts)
-Exhaust work and new mufflers (I think they are Flowmaster or MagnaFlow but I'm not sure) make the car sound really nice
Interior:
-Interior is all-original and does show signs of wear on front seats
-Carpet is in good shape; brand-new custom Lincoln-logo embroidered floor mats
-Dashboard has no cracks; comes with dash-cover
-Headliner is perfect
-All lights, gauges, and indicators work except for the clock in the dash
-AC/Heater both work
-Radio and power antenna work
-Driver window works all the time, passenger window works intermittently, rear quarter windows do not work and need new window motors
-Car needs to be locked with a key because using the power-lock and then closing the door makes the lock slide up
-Power seats move forward and backward but the tilt functions are intermittent
-Windshield wipers work but washer fluid pump does not
-Horn does not work
-New ignition lock cylinder
-3 total keys for the car (ignition, doors, trunk); originally came with 2 total keys (ignition & front doors, trunk)
Exterior:
-Car looks exceptional from about 10 feet away
-Repainted about 15 years ago in factory colors
-Paint is starting to show its age and starting to flake in areas where the paint meets the moldings
-Went through extensive six-step paint correction to give it its current shine (clay, compound, polish, glaze, wax, sealant)
-Has small dings/chips throughout
-One tiny little rust spot about the size of a dime on passenger-side rear quarter panel
-Roof is in great structural shape and was just professionally re-dyed in bright white
-Chrome is in excellent shape
-Headlights do not stay closed when car is off but do close when car is started up
-Glass is in great shape with brand new window tint (street legal on sides & limo on back window)
-Original hubcaps in great shape (one does have some curb rash) with new Lincoln-logo valve stem caps
-Customized tires to look like Vogue Tyres
Valuation:
This car is in excellent overall shape but it's not perfect. On the Hagerty classic car valuation scale, I would call this Lincoln a #3 (Good) car valued at $13,300. My insurance appraised it unseen at $15,000. If you're looking for a bargain with a lot of unknowns, this is not the right car for you; there are others listed at a $4-$7k price-point for that. If you're looking for absolute perfection, this is also not the right car for you; there are others listed at a $18-$32k price-point for that. However, with a paint job, new front upholstery, and a few other small items (horn, windows, etc.), you can turn this Lincoln very easily into a #2 (Excellent) car valued at $19,400. I arrived at my asking price by taking $19,400 and subtracting the cost of a very good paint job (-$6,000), the cost of reupholstering the front seat correctly (-$2,000), the cost of repairing the windows, horn, and windshield washer pump, etc. ($-1,000), and the time you'll spend on these items (-$500). This comes out to my asking price of $9,900. This is a pretty good discount from $13,300 and an even better discount from the NADAGuides Average Retail Valuation of $15,200.
The Lincoln will come with 2 sets of keys, original manual, a 1971 dealer brochure, and a Marti report.
Please view these videos as they are considered part of the disclosures. Please ask any and all questions prior to hitting "Buy It Now." I want you to be extremely thrilled with your purchase and feel that you got enough information from me to make an informed decision without any surprises. I've done my absolute best to describe and disclose the current condition and all known issues with the car. I would still encourage you to have the car inspected at your own cost at a local Phoenix-area shop of your choice. If you find a shop that you would like to inspect the car, I would be willing to drive it to them. Please note that car is being sold AS IS and without any expressed or implied warranties.
Coordinating and paying for shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Car will only be released once full payment has cleared. I can keep the car stored inside our home garage for up to 2 weeks (more if prior arrangements are made); however, cost of insurance will be the responsibility of the buyer immediately upon purchase of vehicle.
Paypal deposit of $350.00 must be paid immediately upon purchase. Remaining balance must be paid within 3 days by cash or wire. Free and clear title in hand.

Features:

Item location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
VIN:1Y89A857963
Year:1971
Mileage:131,200
Make:Lincoln
Model:Mark Series
Type:Coupe
Trim:Base
Color:Yellow
Interior color:Brown
Engine:460-4V
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear