1970 Lincoln, Mark III, Continental Town Car, Black on Black.
Mileage: 91,696 Original
Owner: One Family for 51 years.
Exterior: Black with Black vinyl Top.
Price: $7,000 - O.b.o.
The car is a California car, with no road salt damage. Purchased new in 1969 by the family’s aunt (A medical doctor in Simi Valley), this car was driven from 1969 to 1985 until the aunt’s death. From 1985 the car was driven by the niece until 1988 when the car was parked and not driven again. In 1990, the car was flat bedded to the family home in Costa Mesa, CA where the car sat in the family garage covered and protected from the sun. Throughout the car’s life, it has been parked in a garage or a covered carport and has been protected from sun damage. The car is complete, straight, clean with minor paint damage on the lower front right fender. Up until 1988, when the car parked the car ran and was regularly serviced by Ford/Lincoln dealers.
For 1970, Lincoln introduced a redesigned Continental two-door, Town Car, with vinyl roof. For the 1970 model year, Lincoln introduced the fifth-generation Lincoln Continental. Building on the success of the Mark III introduced the year before, Lincoln sought to modernize the Continental for the 1970s after a nine-year production run.
Engine: 460 cu in (7.5 L) 385-series V8 (365bhp)
Transmission: C6 3-speed Automatic
Wheelbase: 127.0 inches
Length: 225.0 inches
Width: 79.6 inches
Height: 55.7 inches
The Ford 385 engine family (also code-named "Lima") is a series of big block V8 engines designed by Ford Motor Company. Produced from 1968 to 1998. The engines saw use by all three Ford divisions in full-size cars, intermediates, personal luxury cars, and muscle cars.
Produced in Lima, Ohio (Lima Engine), the engine family was the final big-block V8 designed and produced by Ford during the 20th century. After 1978, the engines were phased out of Ford cars as its full-size cars underwent downsizing.