1971 Lincoln Mark III

$10,700

Year
1971
Make
Lincoln
Model
Mark III
Stock
2288
Vin
1Y89A8
Miles
26,604
Engine Size
460 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1971 LINCOLN MARK III IS LOCATED IN: WOODHAVEN, MI

The Continental Mark III is a personal luxury car that was marketed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from the 1969 through 1971 model years. The Mark III was marketed as the flagship vehicle of Ford Motor Company, serving as a successor to the 1956–1957 Continental Mark II. In what would become a three-decade rivalry, the Mark III was developed as a direct competitor to the Cadillac Eldorado after its shift to the personal luxury coupe segment in 1967.

All examples of the Mark III were produced as two-door hardtop coupes. To lower development costs, the Mark III was based upon an existing vehicle platform, sharing its chassis underpinnings with the Ford Thunderbird. To distinguish itself from the Thunderbird (and from the Lincoln Continental), the Mark III was given model-specific design elements, including hidden headlamps (with body-color covers), a radiator-style grille, and a simulated spare tire on the trunklid.

The 1970 model was the first American-made vehicle with the superior radial tire design as standard equipment.

1971 saw the Golden Anniversary for the Lincoln marque, and the third and final year of Mark III production. Sales were better than ever, at 27,091 almost equal to the Eldorado's, a harbinger for the new decade.

Little changed from the 1970 model; tinted glass became standard, as did automatic climate-controlled air conditioning and SureTrak anti-lock brakes. High-back seats became standard, and a rare special-order floor console was made available. Horsepower remained unchanged at 365, but the 460 cid V8 engine gained a more sophisticated thermostatic air cleaner assembly with its associated ductwork.

In its second annual King of the Hill contest Motor Trend (July, 1971) again gave the Continental Mark III the nod by a wider margin than 1970 despite it being basically a warmed over 1968 model while the Cadillac was all-new from the ground up. M/T noted that the Mark III's leather interior was far more luxurious and better detailed than the test Eldorado's nylon cloth and the Continental's real wood dash trim was far more attractive than the Cadillac's simulate.

• CLEAN TITLE
• ODOMETER SHOWS 26,604 MILES
• 460 V8 ENGINE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• TRANSMISSION SHIFTS AS IT SHOULD
• VERY NICE INTERIOR
• HEADLINER IS PERFECT
• TIRES ARE IN A GOOD SHAPE
• WELL MAINTAINED, GARAGE KEPT
• RUNS AND DRIVES

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
460 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Cream
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Lincoln
Model
Mark III
Miles
26,604

Interior

Interior Color
Brown
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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