1973 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL TOWN CAR EDITION

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Lincoln
Model:Continental
Year:1973
Type:Sedan
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Brown
Mileage:91,451
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Tan
Engine:460ci 4V
Trim:Continental Town Car Edition
Number of Cylinders:8
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Description

You are looking at a beautiful two owner 1973 Lincoln Continental with the rare Town Car Edition package. This car was sold new to the Department of Defense but was used very little as a staff car and spent most of its time parked. In 1975 it was purchased from the DOD by Colonel Charles Washington who worked for the defense department at the time and eventually moved with the car to California where he used it only occasionally until he passed away last year. This is a wonderful example of an original unmolested Lincoln with 91K original miles. The body is straight with no rust but does have two small dents about an inch or so in the front fender. There are also numerous rock chips in the paint on the front end and right front fender but the original dark metallic brown paint shines nicely. All the inner doors and fenders are rust free as can be seen in the picture and all power options work as they should including the windows, seats, radio and even the power antenna. This Continental is equipped with the unusually rare Town Car Edition package which includes the rarely seen mini vent windows in the front doors as well as extra cushion comfort seats with headrests, wood trim on the doors, dash, header panels, extra plush carpeting in the passengers compartment AND the trunk, rear reading lights, extra sound deadening for a super silent ride, chrome trimmed door armrests, deluxe Continental wheel covers locking spare tire and vanity visor package. Oddly enough it is not equipped with cruise control but does have every other Lincoln comfort. There was a brand new vinyl top put on three years ago and the paint was just polished out and looks great. Also just had a new muffler installed (had been hit by a road hazard but rest of the exhaust system is great), full tune up with new cap, rotor, wires, plugs, hoses,belts and filters (air, fuel, oil and transmission) rebuilt carburetor, fuel tank flushed and cleaned, brake fluid flushed and replaced, new voltage regulator and starter solenoid, new battery and cables, radiator flushed and cleaned, transmission flushed and new pan gasket, new power window motors in the front doors and new window relays, new horn switch. New shocks all around as well. The brakes were checked and are in excellent condition with 90% remaining. There are no oil or fluid leaks under the car and the engine starts right up and idles smoothly. A/C blows ice cold and has been converted to the current R134A refrigerant. All power options work as they should except the clock. The interior looks brand new and is in incredible original condition including the original Lincoln color matched floor mats. While not perfect, this is an excellent example of an all original Continental Town Car and I would not hesitate to drive it across the country from coast to coast as we went through all mechanical, drive, and braking systems thoroughly. There is also an extensive amount of paperwork that comes with the car including the original build sheet and window sticker as well as sale documentation from Bill Bogley Lincoln Mercury where the car was sold. Also a full set of 1973 repair manuals and warranty and service information. Also have about the first twenty years of DMV license renewals and the original owners card with metal VIN plate attached. This is a great example of a rare Town Car Edition Continental and you just don't see these cars much anymore. I can help with shipping within the continental USA but overseas buyers will have to arrange container shipment. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

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