What a difference

35 years makes…
This

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car
Basic dimensions:
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
Curb weight
Actual MPG
4958 +/- at least +487
10 (-11)

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Fancy Parking

This is one of my favorite cars, the Lincoln Continental Mark VI.
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.

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