1974 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
$11,900VEHICLES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
1974 Lincoln Continental MK4
- 460ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Highly Original
- White Over Tan Interior
- 62k Miles
In 1972, Lincoln introduced the fully redesigned Continental Mark IV, the successor to the highly successful Continental Mark III. Lincoln was able to keep all the styling cues from the Mark III, and update them with a fresh, current, inspired look, without losing anything in the translation. The Mark IV was gorgeous from the front bumper to the rear bumper. The classic Rolls Royce-inspired grille returned, again flanked by concealed headlamps and front turn indicators mounted in the leading edge of the front fenders. In back, the classic Continental deck lid hump returned, with horizontal tail lamps set in a new rear bumper that emphasized the deck lid hump above. Flared, open wheel wells returned, and the somewhat muscular lines of the Mark III were replaced with a more fluid, rounded appearance. This look remained virtually unchanged leading into 1974 with the most outstanding change being the addition of the federally required 5 mph bumpers.
The car featured here has only 62,000 miles on it and presents as relatively original yet, well maintained and well cared for survivor. The finish has some minor blemished here and there but presents well and has been well maintained. Body fit and lines are consistent with a fit and finish well within factory specifications. There is some light patina on the bumpers and grille chrome, but all the chrome still shines with a rich brilliance, and all the factory molding and trim is present. The iconic hidden head lights function well.
Inside the interior exudes luxury comfort. The overstuffed seats are wrapped in a rich tan upholstery that shows very little wear. The thick plush cut pile carpet also shows just some mild wear and appears original. This interior cabin is well optioned as one would expect with power windows and locks, air conditioning and cruise control. Further special features are the factory Philco AM/FM with 8-track Stereo, Cartier center mounted dash clock and both front seats are power adjustable.
Underneath this car is unrestored but appears well maintained with new shocks, steering components and exhaust. The "Sure-track" brakes have been recently serviced with several new brake lines and a master cylinder installed. While there is some rust scale on the chassis, this is only surface rust and the frame and floorboards are free of any rust through and very solid. This car is equipped with power steering and power brakes and rolls on aftermarket alloy 15” wheels that closely resemble the optional factory offerings and are wrapped in radial tires with white side walls.
This Mark IV is equipped with the 460 cu in (7.5 L)-4V Ford 385 series 16-valve V8 ("4V" is in reference to the 4-venturi Autolite carburetor). The underhood compartment is unrestored but presents as well maintained with newer coolant hoses, fresh tune up (distributor cap, plug wires and spark plugs,) and a new water pump. This motor was rated at 365 hp (gross)in the Mark III, the identical 460 was carried over to the Mark IV. For 1972, rated output underwent a numeric decrease to 212 hp. To comply with changing EPA emissions regulations, Ford was required to decrease the compression ratio of the engine. The same year, American auto manufacturers adopted SAE net horsepower as its standard of measuring engine output, to better reflect real-world engine performance (as installed in vehicles). All examples of the Mark IV were equipped with a Ford C6 three-speed automatic transmission.
This really is a great car, and as noted highly original, the true definition of a survivor car. Call if interested or email with any questions.