Evaluation: Unrestored original | Represented with 4397 actual miles. Aged, likely original paint. Excellent original interior. Maintained but a little grubby
underneath. Doesn’t look quite as factory fresh as it could given the mileage, but it’s a good example and reasonably well-preserved over the past 40-plus years. Located in Texas.
Bottom Line: With gas under $2 a gallon, land yachts are as appealing as ever right now. Lincoln offered the Continental Mk V in four “Designer Edition” trims (Cartier, Bill Blass, Givenchy, Pucci) as well as a “Diamond Jubilee” (1978) and a “Collector Series.” This one is just a base car, but all Mk Vs are worth roughly the same. This isn’t quite a time-warp car, and this was the fourth lot to close in an 86-car online auction—the seller here couldn’t have hoped for much more than this reported high bid and should have taken the money.