Continental Mark V - Cartier edition. Stunning example with 40,000 miles

1978 Lincoln Continental - Cartier edition

Technical specifications of Lincoln Continental 1978

Price: US $18,900.00
Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
SubModel: - Cartier edition
Type: Coupe
Trim: - Cartier edition
Year: 1978
Mileage: 40800
VIN: 8Y89S940002
Color: Light Champagne (non-metallic)
Engine size: 400 cubic inch V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cream leather with burgundy highlights
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description


Mark V

~ Cartier ~


Gorgeous original example

This is a stunningly authentic, truly immaculate condition Lincoln Continental Mark V, Cartier edition with a genuine 40,000 miles. Cartier worked in cooperation with Lincoln to provide an exclusive "signature" motorcar for its time. The car is 100% original in all aspects, right down to the factory pin-striping and Cartier logo on the trunk lid. This car is a rare and wonderful find.

Finished in Light Champagne (52) with matching Champagne (HV) leather upholstery. The specifications for this Cartier example is:

Cartier Edition
Light Champagne paint finish
Light Champagne Landau Vinyl Roof
Light Champagne Bodyside Moldings
Dark Red Dual Pin Stripes on Bodyside
Cartier Logo on Rear Deck Lid
Cartier signature in Opera Windows
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Dual Beam Map/Dome Lamp
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors (both sides)
Turbine-Style Cast Aluminum Wheels

This is a genuine 2 owner car from Southern Arkansas that spent the last 10 years of its life in the Midwestin the hands of a collector so rarely used in the snow. As the first owner, it was "grand dad's" pride and joy until he passed away. Itis now showing a very modest 40,700 miles.

The car has been recently gone over by a local work-shop and eve
rything is in good operating condition. The engine runs smooth and powerful. Brakes are good and the car stops sure. All features and functions work well with the heater hot and A/C ice cold. All windows, mirrors, radio, wipers, exterior and interior lights work as they should. The headlight covers work every time!

The body is rust free and the underside is relatively clean (it appears to have been rust-treated). The whole car is very straight, accident free and has never had any body repair. This is evidenced by the original factory stickers and markings on the inside edges and under the hood and trunk. The paint is completely factory original and looks fantastic. There are barely any minor chips here and there and the headlight covers are pretty much free of marks. Down the sides - not even a ding! It is very shiny, consistent and simply looks great from close and afar. The original vinyl top is excellent.

All rubber, glass and trim fixtures are in wonderful condition without any signs of fading, marks or scratches.

The interior is absolutely fantastic! This is the hall mark of this Continental and makes the car look like she is only a couple of years old - without exaggeration. Finished in a light champagne leather with rich red seat inserts and door straps, she looks incredibly sharp. The dash is perfect without any sun-fading or cracking. All the faux wood and chrome finishings are like new. The dash cluster is like new. In fact the whole dash looks like new! The steering wheel without scratches or cracks. The leather seats are in simply amazing presentation and condition, totally clean and remain very supple. Please look at the close up photos below. Carpets, door panels, handles, switches, knobs and every little item is virtually perfect. The headliner is indeed perfect. And, the cigarette lighters have never been used - an almost impossible claim for any 70s era car! The interior is without doubt a 9.999999 out of 10. Just stunning.
Everything on the car works correctly; windows, seats, mirrors, instruments, heater, AC. Even the clock works perfectly right done to the day and date!

The car all round is very original in all respects. Sporting 1" whitewalls on original rims.

Overall, this Cartier Mark V is an excellent example. Although not a "show car" by true definition, it certainly ranks very high in its current collectible condition. You could certainly drive her with pride as-is to your next Ford/Lincoln meet and attract a lot of attention. It ranks a clear 10-out-of-10 driver condition and would make a great low-cost investment for any 70s car collection.

International bidders are welcome.

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**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**


This Lincoln Continental is part of a private collection. I am not a broker or retail-style car dealer; although licensed, I am a professional car collector of some40 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British and European Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars which I take seriously.I take a lot of pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them.However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract.You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid ormake an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. A $1000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal.The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire.I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.

As a collector and experienced restorer of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a very high standard. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of good quality "driver" condition. Please understand, the very nature of these classics is such that it is not always possible to attend to every single item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked an item. Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 40 years old. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:

The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is"with no warranty expressed, written or implied.Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment andaccuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible forerrors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage.It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely.The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a classic +/-40 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country”. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.


I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, onlyfewof these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Lincolns are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.

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