Winter is coming, and in line with the advert for immediately’s Good Value or No Cube Mark V, the automotive’s current proprietor wants the Lincoln gone earlier than the snowy season begins. Let’s see if it’s priced to take the autumn.
Monday’s 1952 MG TD Midget might have had each a folding prime and a folding windscreen, however neither of these attributes was sufficient to warrant breaking out the billfold on the little Brit’s $18,000 asking worth. That was owed to the automotive’s modifications, which included a Triumph drivetrain that necessitated the elimination of one of many engine aspect panels. Regardless of the vendor seeing that as an enchancment, lots of you felt in any other case, sending the MG again to its Morris Storage in a 64 % No Cube loss.
Again within the day, MG made its title by constructing small and easy sports activities automobiles. They had been the type of automobiles that provided easy driving enjoyment however not a lot else. At this time we’re going to counter that with a 1979 Lincoln Mark V, a automotive that gives copious quantities of nearly every part, save maybe for that straightforward driving enjoyment.
The Mark V was the final of the Nimitz-class Continentals, with the Mark VI that adopted each numerically and sequentially being considerably smaller, as was the customized on the time. That makes this Lincoln among the many final of the old-school fashions that equated luxurious with size and ostentatious opulence with, nicely, opera home windows.
So far as driving engagement is anxious? Properly, there’s little to be involved about that really, since these creampuff automobiles sometimes steer, deal with, and experience in a method that makes an attempt to isolate the driving force from the bourgeois realities of issues like highway really feel, cornering dynamics, and exhaust observe. Lay down an open stretch of freeway, nevertheless, and you need to discover this Lincoln in its component.
In fact, it received’t be too fast about it. With two and a half tons to haul round, neither the automotive’s normal 179 horsepower 400 V8 nor its optionally available 208 horse 460 will make it chirp these white partitions. The advert doesn’t say which engine this automotive has, however there’s loads of room for it underneath the hood for both huge block. A regular three-speed C6 computerized with column shift completes the drivetrain.
Which may be none too thrilling, however taken for what this Lincoln is—a huge cruiser with model— maybe that’s all okay. And this one, with simply 53,000 miles on the clock, seems to put on its gargantuan dimensions and baroque styling with aplomb.
In response to the advert, the automotive was in storage for 10 years earlier than being pulled out and introduced again to life. The work to take action concerned the substitute of the gas system, together with the 25-gallon (!) fuel tank, and a rebuild of the Motorcraft carburetor. The belts had been additionally changed, and it seems prefer it rocks a new battery as nicely.
Visually, the years in storage don’t appear to have affected the automotive all that a lot. The Diamond Blue paint nonetheless holds a shine, whereas the landau roof is simply as padded as at all times. Inside, issues are simply as nicely saved. This is admittedly what old-school luxurious was all about, what with all of the faux wooden, bright-backed devices, and the super-skinny steering wheel. The perfect a part of the cabin, although, has acquired to be the pinnacle unit for the sound system. That gives a futuristic for the time digital show in addition to each FM stereo and a quadrasonic 8-track tape participant for all of your listening pleasures.
It’s not all museum high quality right here, although. The vendor notes that the driving force’s aspect window works when it needs to, and there are a few visible blemishes, notably within the carpet on the driving force’s door and a crack within the plastic on one of many steering wheel spokes. There may be additionally a lacking emblem on one of many fake wire wheels covers which serves because the singular exterior concern.
Per the images, the underside of the automotive is a little oily however in any other case seems strong. The title is listed as clear, though the automotive shouldn’t be proven sporting plates of any variety neither is there any point out made from the present registration standing.
Fortunately for our intentions, the vendor does talk the worth, which is $15,500. Apparently, the vendor needs the automotive gone earlier than winter units in. Maybe the automotive is owned by a bear that’s settling its issues earlier than hibernation. Who is aware of?
What do you say about this Lincoln and that $15,500 Price ticket? Does that appear like a deal for a boat of this dimension? Or, is that an excessive amount of tuition for thus old-school a experience?
H/T to Don R. for the hookup!
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