1976 'R' Lincoln
Continental Town Coupe, 2 elderly owners in USA, last owner since 12
months old, 1 elderly owner in the UK, vast amounts of money spent
A stunning vehicle which
has been the elderly owner's pride and joy since he personally imported
the car from Ferndale, California in 2014. In the US the 87 year old owner
was only the second keeper having acquired the vehicle when it was 12
months old with 12,700 miles and kept it for 37 years, taking the mileage
up to 67,856. The Uk owner, a retired engineer and long term American car
fanatic, is possibly the most meticulous person
we have met and has systematically worked his way through the car making
sure it drives exactly as it did when new and that every component works
exactly as it left the factory, even to the extent of removing the
original Cartier clock and having it shipped to the USA to be refurbished. The expenditure
in the last 4 years comfortably exceeds the value of the car with every
invoice retained, this was a labour of love and we have never seen anyone
more upset to let a car go. The vehicle was parted with due to advancing
years and the fact that storage was expensive and a little too far away to
access the car regularly. We have promised to find a conscientious
custodian who will enjoy and maintain the car accordingly.
With the car we have an A4
binder containing invoices detailing the work carried out which is far too
extensive to list here, the highlights being new steering box and
linkages, pitman arm, drop link and steering column connector, power
steering pump, hydro boost brake servo, new exhaust, new brake hoses,
drums, shoes and pads, new springs, new radiator. The gentleman was very
keen to get the air conditioning working correctly and has therefore
renewed the compressor, receiver, dryer and expansion valve together with
the temperature sensors and regulator. The air con now works perfectly and
can very probably give you frost bite ! Additional documentation includes
the original factory build sheet, original start up procedure, original
sales brochure and sales invoice from 1977, copy of USA title sheet ( V5
), old MOT's, shipping documents etc etc. Interested parties are welcome
to come and sit down with a cup of tea and work their way through all the
paperwork at their leisure.
Everything on this car
works exactly as it should, we have honestly never seen a car which has
been more meticulously sorted by it's owner. The vehicle drives like new,
which is no surprise considering the work carried out and is absolutely
fabulous to be behind the wheel, gliding along in silence and comfort with
the 460 cubic inch ( 7.5 litre ) engine delivering an effortless turn of
pace which belies the cars bulk - and this is a BIG car, 19 feet 5 inches
long and almost 2.5 tons !
Finished in stunning
bronze gold diamond fire which was a special colour for 1976 Continentals
only and upholstered in plush tan broadcloth which is in exceptional order
and could easily pass for 12 months old, there is not a mark or stain to
be found and negligible signs of wear, the car really is in superb
Specification of the
period to include climate control air conditioning, electric seats, power
windows - including electric quarter lights, central locking, cruise
control, original radio and 8 track player working perfectly, auxiliary
fuel tank ( extra 6 gallons ), forged aluminium wheels which are unmarked
and fitted with new whitewall
tyres all round. The car features the optional low ratio rear axle ( 3.0:1
) giving effortless motorway cruising, this car will sit at 70mph all day
Cars which are so
meticulously cared for are very few and far between and we will be very
sad to see it go.
Supplied with both
original sets of keys plus two blank Lincoln keys, full
compliment of original owners manuals, wiring diagram, associated spare
parts and approximately 50 eight track stereo cartridges etc.
car will be inspected and prepared by an independent specialist and
supplied with a new MOT with no advisory notices.
All our cars are hand picked, low mileage, low ownership
examples with full service history. We only buy the best.
Part exchange considered. Nationwide delivery
available. Deposits accepted over the telephone.
We are a family business established over 30 years,
Rolls Royce and Bentley specialists. Up to 50 cars stocked, all indoors,
viewing by appointment.
Over 30 full screen images on our website : www.ClassicCarWarehouse.co.uk
N.B. All our vehicles are stored indoors in a secure facility and it is
not possible to view our cars when we are not there. We travel extensively
sourcing and collecting cars so all viewings must therefore be arranged by
appointment, thank you.
Price : £17,995