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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How Sausage Is Made

1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Bill Blass
It’s no 1979 model, but i still want to have its babies

This, after 30 years of basting, is one of my favorite cars of the 1980s. One of the lamest then/coolest  now features is the “carriage roof,” the fake convertible top first introduced on the 1979 Mark V. It worked on those because they were styled as 2 door hardtops.

Naturally, if people were dumb enough to spend 3 grand on a fake convertible roof on a Mark, then why not on a 4 door or a car with limo doors (Cougar, anyone?).
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28 Years Later

Actually 32, but who’s counting?  Anyway, This is the Lincoln Continental Mark VI. I loved these cars when they came out.  yes, they were stubby in all the bad ways, compared to the “long hood = long penis” message the Mark V sent.  One of the coolest features, according to the brochure, was the “auxiliary lamps.”  These were glorified fog lights embedded in the covers for the real headlights.

Lincoln Continental Mark VI
Gonna Light up the night?

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Another Day

Another AARPster at the title loan store, hocking the car to buy an ‘N’ so the song makes sense.

1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI
Spain and Italy, Transylvania, Norway, Sweden and Rumania do The Continental.

1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI
The Contine tal – It’s like a fever. It’s like a plague. It’s swept all Europe From Moscow to The Hague.