Frank Cannon Retired to Mesa

Or at least his car did. Lincoln Continental Mark III – the porkpie Heisenberg hat of cops and dealers alike.

What a difference

35 years makes… This 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) vs this:

Vanilla Mocha Latte

or something.  The 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier No foam More creamy goodness after the jump…

Fancy Parking

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…

It’s not the worst Fox-body ever

Because that is an overcrowded field already.  What the 1982 Lincoln Continental has going for it is that it is not instantly recognizable as a Fairmont derivative. Yes, it does sort of have Cougar face, but not in the “slap a new front cap on an LTD II and call it a Cougar” badge engineering we saw…