The Lincoln Continental Mark III was brought to market thanks to industry great Lee Iacocca. At that time, Iacocca was President of Ford Motor Company. Ford was taking a bath on the four-door Thunderbird and was looking for away to share the Thunderbird’s development cost. Legend has it that Iacocca told Design Vice President, Gene Bordinat, to “put a Rolls Royce grille on a Thunderbird”. With the new grille and a few million dollars in development costs, the Lincoln Continental Mark III hit the market. And it was a huge success for Lincoln and Ford Motor Company. The Mark III outsold its primary competition, the Cadillac Eldorado the first year on the market. The Mark III would be one of Iacocca’s most successful products. For more on the information, see our post on the 1969-1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III.
The car shown here is a 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III. It is owned by the second owner. It has 39,000 original miles. It still runs and drives like it did in 1969. The car was sold in Florida and now resides in Ohio. The car has been garage kept it’s whole life. The Medium Blue Metallic paint (Q code) still has a beautiful shine. The blue leather interior is immaculate with no rips or tears. The chrome, glass and trim are all original and therefore have some minor imperfections. All power features work well. The car has a 460 cubic inch V8 and the C6 transmission. The owner still has the original build sheet and owner’s warranty card.
For more information on other Classic Luxury cars, see the posts on the 1961-1969 Lincoln Continental or the 1965-1970 Cadillac de Ville. To find your own Classic Car or to sell your Classic Car, see the listings in Classics for Sale.