Tuesday, December 31, 2013

5k: Dark Ivy Moondust Glamour Metallic: 1971 Lincoln Continental Golden Anniversary Town Car

In 1970 the introduction of the Lincoln Continental on a shared chassis with the Ford LTD and Mercury Marquis put an end to 50 years of Lincoln independence.  As soon as the full sized Lincoln shared a chassis and power-plant with a similar sized Ford, the inevitable creep towards badge engineering turned Lincoln from an upscale luxury car builder to a punchline for jokes.  Find this 1971 Lincoln Continental Town Car for sale in Dublin, CA for $5,500 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

One of the best things about this Lincoln (aside from its size) is the name of this particular shade of paint: Dark Ivy Moondust Glamour Metallic.  The word ivy makes sense in the paint name, but everything else is just like white walls, vinyl tops, wheel covers, hub caps, and chrome trim...which is to say superfluous and essential to the character of a big Lincoln.  

 The Lincoln Continental Town Car is powered by a 460 cubic inch (7.5 liter) V8 that puts out 365 SAE gross horsepower and a whopping 500 ft-lbs of torque.  Power is put to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic gearbox.

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  1. That's some sweet action.

  2. Back in 2071 there was a Glamour Metallic named Ivy Moondust tending bar in the Lincoln Hotel on Las Venus. She could mix 8 drinks at the same time without spilling a drop, her servos purring like a litter of kittens. I was too green to ever do more than stare at her. Then one day I saw her out past the chop shops, bagged and cambered, being loaded on an open-deck freightliner headed for the Neutral Zone. Gone, like tears in rain.

  3. Im sorry guys.this was the nadir of American cars.along with Pintos, Vegas et al. Everything bad about the seventies...from Superfly to Disco...........Hell , Bumpy in Shaft wouldnt be caught dead in this beast.but Paul Castellano was.


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