Or at least his car did.
35 years makes…
|Wheelbase||1974–79: 127.2 in (3,231 mm) +9.3|
|Length||1977–79: 233.0 in (5,918 mm) +31.2|
|Width||1978–79: 79.9 in (2,029 mm) +4.0|
|Height||1978–79: 55.4 in (1,407 mm) -12.6|
|4958 +/- at least +487
vs this: Continue reading “What a difference”
or something. The 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier
More creamy goodness after the jump… Continue reading “Vanilla Mocha Latte”
This is one of my favorite cars, the Lincoln Continental Mark VI.
Yes, I was a Ford fan boy, predisposed to trying to love everything they made. But there was more than that here.
- I loved the whizbang technology of the “electronic” dash.
- At the time, I thought the proportions were better than the “look how long my dick hood is” proportions of the Mark V.
- 20 mpg on the highway? In a Lincoln? AYFKM?
- Yes, the styling was derivative. The deuce was still running the show, so of course it was.
Just come to southwestern Michigan. More Reattas and Rivieras per capita than anywhere on Earth. Or so it seems…
Continue reading “Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have a Buick?”
- a much better take on the Daimler/Jag bustleback than the Seville.
- At no time could you get one with that 2.3 OHC four cylinder that found its way into nearly every other Fox variant.
- It went it’s own way, instead of “Versailles II.” It’s like the difference between the box birds of 80-82 and the 83-86 “aero” birds.