1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car
– Two Tone Blue with Black Vinyl Top
– 400 V8
– Power Everything
– Factory AC
– 66k Miles
– Floats Down the Road
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“… 79 Lincoln Continental Town Car and Town Coupé: Pre-Downsized Decadence” – Hagerty Media, September 2021
“Today we celebrate the last of the mastodon luxury cars. Uncompromised in sheer size. Sheer luxury. Rear-wheel drive. V-8 power. Stretch-out room. No battery other than the typical unit to power the starter and multiple power gadgets and luxurious extras. Opera windows. Coach roofs. in the mid to late 1970s, a twenty-foot-long, 400-cubic-inch V-8-powered luxury cruiser really meant something. Lexus, Infiniti, Acura and Tesla did not exist. And in the late Seventies, the Lincolns reigned supreme in sheer size and road-hugging weight once archrival Cadillac shrunk its cars.
“(By 1979) The party was just about over for the truly full-size Continental, and 1979 was the final year. There were only minor cosmetic changes. The silver trim on the instrument panel was changed to woodgrain and there were a few new colors.
“If you wanted a truly large Continental, this was your last chance. It was now or never!”
Offered here is a beautiful example of the last-year, last-chance, full-size, 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car in stunning aquamarine metallic under a black-vinyl coach top over a matching aquamarine luxe interior. Showing 66,723 miles, fewer than 1,600 miles per-year on average since new, the car’s overall excellent condition owes to this very limited mileage and attentive owner care through the years. This is a true rock-star Lincoln.
The exterior metallic aquamarine paint finish (with midnight-blue lower-body paint) retains near-showroom shine and condition across the expansive metal bodywork. The color is restrained yet very distinctive. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The body design is traditional American luxury in every respect: Lincoln-logo-embossed oval opera windows, side coach lights, dark-tinted cabin glass, four wide-entry doors, formal front grille with hidden headlights, full-width textured-metal rear-panel, and, of course, land-yacht proportions. Chrome finishes on the grille, bumpers, body and glass trim, door handles have been very well-maintained with minor patina from age most evident on the door handles and mirrors. All factory badging remains properly mounted, and all lighting lenses are clear and unmarred. The black vinyl partial top shows well, and black rubber body and bumper trim remains in excellent condition. Factory 15-inch wheels with Lincoln-logo full wheel covers are mounted with Vogue® white-and-gold-stripe premium tires.
Inside, the uber-luxe, aquamarine-themed presentation continues. Padded vinyl aquamarine door trim includes velvet and carpet inserts and looped door handles in that color with square-design woodgrain trim for added effect. Deeply padded, x-panel-design with embroidery, crushed-velour in aquamarine covers the front split-bench (with twin armrests) and the rear full-bench seat. Only very light wear-indications are present. Generally well-maintained aquamarine carpet covers the cabin floors; a noticeable stain is present in the front- passenger footwell area. An aquamarine, Lincoln-branded steering wheel frames the square-design, burled-woodgrain-trimmed padded dashboard. Controls for the HVAC system, power antenna, exterior lights as well as air-conditioning vents are arrayed across the dash; the original AM-FM stereo radio with cassette player remains mounted. The car is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, and power door locks. A handsome script “Lincoln Town Car” emblem on burled woodgrain trim faces the front passenger. Soft cabin lighting adds ambiance.
Under the hood, the original, 400-cubic-inch Ford V8 is a dominating presence. All components are properly installed, and all finishes-including the properly blue-painted valve covers-are clean without being overly detailed. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete, straight, and undamaged. Light surface rust is present on some untreated metal.
The Town Car’s factory-mounted identification and information tags remain in place.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this ’79 Lincoln Town Car in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Late-Seventies American luxury automobiles are a rare sight these days. Properly maintained examples like this beautiful Lincoln Town Car draw oohs and ahhs whenever they’re spotted. Large and impressive outside, the on-board experience of being transported in one of these luxurious automobiles really is like floating on a cloud. “They don’t make ’em like this anymore” is absolutely accurate. And it’s a perfect reason to steward this piece of history, and enjoy the great fun involved in arriving at any event in a chariot like this.
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