After 52 years of same family ownership — and only 32,104 miles of travel — a 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III is the Pick of the Day, being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Chico, California.
This is the first time the car, based sice new with the same family in the San Francisco Bay area, has been offered to another owner, according to the ad.
“Shows true pride of ownership and care,” the seller notes, adding that the car has always been sheltered in a garage when not being driven.
The car is not perfect — the air conditioning system needs work and the front-seat headrests are missing — but the car is in “original and… stunning condition,” the seller points out.
“Everything about this car is classy and gets compliments everywhere it goes.”
The 1969 model year marked the launch of Lincoln’s Mark III luxury coupe.
“It was a personal luxury car in the long-hood, short-desk tradition of the Mark I,” The Standard Catalog of American Cars notes. “The rear deck spare-tire hump was also reminiscent of the first ‘Mark’,” a reference to the original Continental of the 1940s.
The car wears its original Ivy Green paint and vinyl top, and the seats are covered in factory-installed dark Ivy Green leather.
“Dark Ivy Green Leather Interior is in perfect condition,” the seller assures. “There are no rips, tears, or damage to anything. The leather seats are perfect. The dash and gauges are perfect. The headliner is original and in great condition. All power windows and power seats are in correct working condition. Carpets are very nice.”
The engine is a 460cid V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor and 365 horsepower. The transmission is automatic and the car has power steering, brakes, windows and seats. The car also wears its original California black license plates.
“Drives like a dream,” the seller reports.
The car is being offered for $35,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.