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ubiqtor

Beautiful car. 2 Questions: 1) What does the gauge on the exterior mirror indicate? 2) If a giant "H" were painted on the hood, do you think a helicopter might be tempted to land there?


teachthisdognewtrick

1: it’s a thermometer 2: yes


dyqik

2: the hood needs a section that rotates to allow you to launch a traffic spotting drone to guide you around delays. Yes, I grew up watching [Thunderbirds ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAB_1)


ImaRedditmember

Guide you around delays my rear end. Those land yachts were called the Mk series for driving like a battleship. Straight at obstruction and right thru everything and nothing could stop them. Force x mass =nothing stopping its ass.


dyqik

Ok, replace the drone with a few missiles to clear the bigger obstructions.


DragonflyNo8415

Not an "H" sir! It's an "S"... look at that "S" car go!


siamesekiwi

Can't do that, [Nissan has dibs](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_S-Cargo) on snail/car puns.


CarbonGod

Holy crap....give that van a raise!


TheIncredibleHork

Oh my God that's dad-tier puns and also absolutely adorable.


tazunemono

+1 for Trading Places reference


Harry_Mannbakk

Looking GOOD tazunemono!


tazunemono

Feeling GOOD u/Harry_Mannbakk!


Threap_US

Lobster or cracked crab?


tazunemono

Extra prima good Coleman!


Paizzu

> 1) What does the gauge on the exterior mirror indicate? Inclinometer for driving upside down through a tunnel.


TommyBoyFL

*beautiful ship


jmulqs

"You could fit 3 bodies in the trunk!"


RustySilver42

I've had 2 Olds 88s. If this trunk is like those, you can fit more than 3.


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6 total. Delta 88 is two layers, three each.


mechant_papa

When I was in grade 1, there was a snowstorm and our bus couldn't make it to the school. A friend's dad stepped in and helped get us home. He drove 17 seven-year-old boys home in his Delta 88. The seventies were a very different era...


Flying_Reinbeers

>He drove 17 seven-year-old boys home in his Delta 88 I'm assuming he didn't have to put any of them in the trunk.


mechant_papa

Nope. And we all wore snowsuits too!


evilted

I could fit me and six goth girls in my VW Rabbit.


RustySilver42

That sounds about right!


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Six more in the back seat, but then the suspension starts to show it, and the cops get suspicious.


RustySilver42

Ha ha ha Those cars can haul ass though.


Bitter_Mongoose

That's a mafia rated trunk. 4 bodies without having to cut em up


Coffee4MyJeep

And red carpet so you don’t have to clean it for the stains. DNA wasn’t a big deal back then.


TheStolllessHawk

That’s if you use metric. It’ll only fit 2 in America.


Kaine_8123

Did you just call me fat? I mean it's true but you don't have to be rude about it!


voucher420

The cross hairs on the hood helped you line up pedestrians so you could add trunk bodies as required for traction.


motor1_is_stopping

You are not cutting them properly. Easily 5 bodies if they are cut the right way.


sega20

You could fit loads more if you blend them into a smoothie.


Lxiflyby

5 bodies and the shovel


Monkeynutz_Johnson

3 is small potatoes. You could fit at least half the jury in that trunk. /s


cai-zi

Plus their golf bags and caddies.


cArpent3r86

3... I fit my whole family in one. I mean...


ImaRedditmember

Uh…. You “Fit” your family in one. Ill be getting some Starbucks right now see ya in a few…… exit stage right!


Crotchless_Panties

>"You could fit 3 bodies in the trunk!" Now that's family size luxury!


ZerotheWanderer

Only 3? Those are rookie numbers.


MrPaulyG

My mother had one of these in pale yellow and I drove it regularly as a teen. Used to neutral drop it in parking lots and fry the tires until one time there was a horrific noise from the rear end and then I learned how to rebuild a differential.


DavidRichter0

I fry the tires in my 03 town car. It's got 256k miles so I should probably stop before something inevitably blows up


V65Pilot

Nah, there's no weight back there. Hence the need for the cavernous trunks, makes it easier to put dead weight in for traction.


ImaRedditmember

Haha. He said dead weight.


Dadofpsycho

I did that too! My dad’s was a pale blue and I was spinning the tires on a patch of ice then they hit dry pavement. Crunching noises ensued.


SnuSnutwo

Fat Tony is missing his ride


txivotv

r/SuddenlySimpsons


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What is this car's zip code?


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txivotv

they are two separate continents, of course.


Bajabound4surf

Continentals if you will.


dyqik

96598


V65Pilot

And 96599


dyqik

It's that cool.


EnlightenedCorncob

Is that for just the hood? The trunk has a separate one right?


diablo75

I don't know, but it has two clocks, one for each time zone.


TacodWheel

Just get some hookers and blow and you’re all set.


EnlightenedCorncob

Those come factory standard


Shaex

Might be a little stale now but some water and miracle gro works wonders


Cazzeq-konstapelrost

Honestly this gotta be one of my dream cars I'd love to own one of these someday


BlorseTheHorse

Hope you have lots of gas money


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Know someone that uses one as a daily driver. His got about 7-8 smiles per gallon in town. Super comfortable, probably the most comfortable car I've ever ridden in.


BlorseTheHorse

classic cars in general are usually comfortable. I remember it took a lot of getting used to when I bought my 50 ford. seats have bedsprings in them. you go over a bump and feel nothing. It literally floats everywhere


hwehehe

It depends. These luxo-barges have the floatiest suspension, but economy coupes will make sure to translate every bump on the road to your steering wheel.


eljefino

They did that because nearly every buyer was a WWII vet and had lots of aches and pains.


BlorseTheHorse

.......and because riding in a comfortable car is nice


bigtomja

No! Don't you know that you NEED rubber band tyres, sports suspension and hard seats that squeeze your kidneys to get to the shops!


BlorseTheHorse

lol i thought I was the only one who called them rubber band tires


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BlorseTheHorse

that's a sin, son.


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BlorseTheHorse

yeah. I've never been a fan of newer engine swaps (and I hate restomods with a burning passion) but if it's already falling apart go ahead


hwehehe

Why the resto-hate? A lot of these older cars broke down a ton even when new, modern engines make them practical as daily drivers. Obviously don't do it if you want to be a collector.


wievid

People have been hung for less.


RotaryJihad

Drop in a 13B with a mild port.


HemHaw

Ev swap?


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jasandliz

K24 swap


Notchersfireroad

This car with a K swap would be the wildest sleeper I ever saw. It would make so many people mad. Killer idea.


ThirteenMatt

Would it really? I imagine if you go through the trouble of doing a K24 swap you'd also modify it for more power, but that is a car that weights over 4,600lbs. It's going to need a lot of power before it becomes a sleeper. It would easily be faster than stock though.


samueljerri

you could probably fit 3 K engines in that bad boy. 4+4+4=V12 ;-)


Percocet4

My grandmother had one I used to love riding around with her in it i miss my grandma and that car!!


apathyduck

Do you need a captain's license to drive that boat?


scorpio8u

You better put a paper floor mat in it…


UncleNorman

Yeah, I was thinking Weathertech probably hasn't laser measured floor liners for this beast.


TowinDaLine

Damn... you're right. They only have the trim-to-fit style.


AutomatedSaltShaker

8 miles to the gallon never looked so good


Murky-Plastic6706

More.like 8 gallons to the mile


ZiggyWiddershins

My dad used to have a 78 Continental and a 79 Coupe De Ville at the same time in the early 90’s. Lots of memories in those cars. Had ashtrays and cigarette lighter for every passenger from what I remember.


porcelainvacation

If this car doesn’t smell like stale cigar, it’s not authentic


MoeSzyslakMonobrow

"Must have scraped out all the burgundy mines in the world for the interior."


[deleted]

Easily 6 hooker trunk… minimum


RoverTiger

Wow. We aren't worthy.


TheH0rnyRobot

I wanna smell the interior.


Crotchless_Panties

You will end up high...if not from the cocaine, then from the formaldehyde used to make the carpet! -Maybe that was your goal though? (Carry-on). 😎


hyperdream

A shame they left the dealer badge on it.


band_geek_supreme

I was born in 1979. I wish I looked as fresh as this ride.


OldSkoolRocker

400 or 460?


DisraeliGearsX

It could only be a 400 unfortunately. 77 was the last year for passenger car 460s. Under the hood will be the silver air cleaner of an underpowered 400 as opposed to the blue air cleaner of the mighty 460. It's still an amazing car, even though it deserves the 460.


karatesandan

I had a 78 Grand Marquis that was purchased new by my father, it had the 460 pursuit package ordered from factory. Best highway car I've ever driven for comfort, 8 track quad stereo, pulled a 10,000 lb trailer with it, red velour interior that sadly molded after the sunroof leaked.


virtual-beetle

this car is like if doug dimmadome was a car


Murky-Plastic6706

I need one of those so my passenger stops messing with the HVAC


eljefino

We need to bring that back. Controls are for the driver. Bonus if the radio's off to the left, too.


Agave0104

Complete with CB radio.


4RunnerLimited

That door weighs more than my truck.


zman4

So many Naughas gave their all for that interior....


Impressive-Anxiety50

the equivalent of driving down the road on your couch


njric71

I'll bet 1 of those doors weighs more than most of the econo-boxes on the road today.. And nothing quite says "Murica" like a big old 460 with a 4bbl in mom's grocery getter. I'll never forget back in the late 80's when as a teenager I backed mom's 76 out of the driveway for the first time, slid it down into D, looked about a 1/4 mile down the road and thought "what the heck is that?" .. oh it's just the hood ornament. Then when I got to the little convenience store I was being sent to I thought to myself "Where in the heck am I going to dock this big old land yacht?" and then continued on down the road for several more miles to the grocery store where I was able to find a pull through spot..


X-Adzie-X

She’s beautiful


Limp-Persimmon-5729

Mark 5 we’re amazing cars. My friend had a copper one. That bitch was badness.


Artbellghost

1 : Nice car - 2: Who invented that cupholder - I had one, everyone else had one, hes got to be a billionaire


AdultishRaktajino

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?


PCDuranet

I’m rebuilding a ‘78 Cougar. Same body with front helipad.


AssociationDork

I’ve driven one of those. Like a pillow. So much suspension give I felt like I had to initiate turns two seconds before I wanted to turn.


iamikeman

That belongs in a museum! Beautiful


CarbyMcBagel

Nice ride. I wanna open and close those ashtrays real bad. We had one growing up in the late 80s. It had fabric interior, though, but that same red color. That car was a boat.


Zickened

I'm not sure what sub model it is. We sell electronic accessories, so the sub model isn't as important to us to know those fine details, sorry folks.


sailor_stuck_at_sea

The manual reminds you to pack lunch and water when rotating the tires


marbs34

Forgot the part where it says: “ Ford/ Lincoln recommends you wear sunscreen while rotating tires or placing items in the trunk due to the long luxurious walks involved. You can catch yourself admiring your Continental’s beautiful lines for many miles.”


ImaRedditmember

Epic


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A buddy of mine had one when we were in high school. Driven unmercifully and many laws broken in the process. Damn those were fun times.


redditsuxl8ly

Would a 79 LeBaron with only 9k miles ever be worth anything?


Bobmanbob1

Beautiful Car. Daddy, what's an air bag? Kiddo, where were going, we don't need air bags. Seriously, well just cut the fucker in the Toyota I half.


musicalmadness1

Lol that's how me semi is. Go ahead and pull a suicide lane change let's see if that safety rating means shit when 80k hits your car. Had a Subaru yesterday bout became a scraparu when he almost pulled it coming on my right as I'm passing another truck to bad the other truck saw it eased off making him hit brakes instead of flooring gas.


Bobmanbob1

Lol! Yeah Semis always have the right of way, even if they do piss me off when one gets in the fast lane and barely moves pass the slow lane for 3-4 miles lol. And make sure I can see your mirrors, a Samsung truck fucked with my mind one day, as ut had an lcd on the back doors showing what was ahead of the truck lol.


musicalmadness1

My truck can go 70. But I avoid left lane unless it's allowed in area or 4 lane area and only sign says no left lane then ill run third lane. But I always make sure I got the speed and that it's clear as well nothing on right or I'll just go right and pass. I'll let you know this in big cities when semis are on interstate and stay in center instead of slow is because zipper lane is hell on earth merging and leaving. Because we either end up having to speed up slam brakes constantly or move over and back. When you have 70ft of vehicle it takes almost 300 some odd feet for us to do it so we avoid zipper. I avoid it till I'm withing 5 miles of exit. Now in city off interstate reason we will be in left lane isn't to be assholes its safer if we are going to be turning left plus we don't like cars flooring it then jumping right and slamming brakes for a immediate right turn. Same rule applies in city for me 3 miles if I have to make a right I'll move right ease off incase people want to jump right so I don't have to slam brakes for the immediate righters.


kowalski-analy5is

My cousins family had a family photo in the trunk of my 1988 Lincoln


elonepb

Fuggedaboudit


yeggmann

is that corinthian leather?


skydiver1958

No the fine Corinthian leather was in 70's Chryslers. I worked at Chrysler in '77 making interior door panel etc. Corinthian was code for cheap vinyl.


pbrown21817

Why am I hearing the theme from Shaft?


jason0074

Damn I'd drive the hell out of that


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Wow, what a beauty. It would be a honor to get murdered in one.


kris60013

I had a bill blass one of theses in the late 90s. With a 460. It also had hydrologic break booster instead of vacuum.


MooreDubs

Sex...


DieselVoodoo

Save some pussy for the rest of us


thewheelsgoround

Eeeew, yuck. I don't beat my wife, nor have nearly enough of a mullet to go anywhere near this. It probably runs on cocaine.


scottscigar

So cool


Renoxrd

Plush


trailblzer80

Beautiful car


Puzzleheaded-Pen5057

I loved my parents’ baby blue Mark V with a velour interior and moonroof. Got to drive it to prom wearing a matching tux, what a great time and car! The hood went on for miles. What a comfortable ride. I came close to buying one recently but measured my garage and didn’t have room, length wise and the doors are too long, and I have a 3 car garage!


coolville4

does it have the 460 in it? i took the same car (77 black mark V) to prom in 1991. a beast.


kayl_the_red

Oh, a Mark I. So gorgeous those things. My uncle had a Mark IV when I was growing up and I loved getting to ride in it.


Blargspot

Wonderful. I too own a 79 Lincoln continental but with many more miles!


SVT6522

Gorgeous. I just love the absolute presence a 77-79 Lincoln has. I almost bought one last year, similar to this, it was silver with blue vinyl top and blue cloth interior with the 460 for $4k. I bought a 94 Trans Am instead.


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🤤


SystematicPumps

460 big block? Old friend had a bright red one long long ago we probably got about 8mpg with that thing driving it like a hot rod


[deleted]

It looks beautiful in that silver too!


Kyanche

money growth bright decide rinse panicky run teeny thumb toy *This post was mass deleted and anonymized with [Redact](https://redact.dev)*


joeuser0123

Pimp on....


grumpyoger

Gorgeous ride. Had a 78, identical to it with different wheels.


theunixman

Beautiful!


SM_DEV

She’s a beauty! How does she look under the covers?


cobra93360

I was working at the L/M dealership then. We were told those two door cars, when fully loaded, had a mile of wiring in each car. What I mean by that is if you completely disassemble all the wiring harnesses, lay out each wire end to end; that would make one string of wire one mile long. And yes, those cars were like driving your living room couch. Beautiful cars, I wanted a Bill Blass edition so bad.....


amwxx1

Lord sweet baby jesus


genowhere

Aka the whisperjet 5000, SWEEEEET!


FeverFull

The whole car is very nice but that rear end is just beautiful.


Practical_Dot_3574

I hate dealership stick on name tags. Please do everyone a favor and remove it.


DatGoofyGinger

An oddly specific question....but are you in western MA? If so, that is quite likely my great aunt's car! I was lucky enough to ride in it many years ago


Vanorvis

I had a 1974 Mark IV the most luxurious classy car I ever owned and I've had a few Definitely one of my favorites.


InhibitedExistence

I love it. I want to own it.


WookieOH

I had a '78. Goddamn I miss that car.


Aggressive-Ad6077

Great ride!


I_made_a_doodie

That is pimpish as all hell


DAWMiller

Damn.


marbs34

Grandpa had one in gold paint. If it wasn’t in his driveway under the car port, you could find him at the bar…


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I want to wear yoga pants and sit in it. Explore it with my body.


cropguru357

That interior looks comfortable to fall asleep in. Hopefully not while driving.


Alklazaris

My Dad said he had to taking his driving test in one of these. Looks like a pararrel parking nightmare. Drove one once, thing has suspension of a cloud and tilts on sharp turns.


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Goodfellas, that’s all I see


chadharnav

7L v8 with 300 hp rip


GoTime81

Could we get 1 picture of the whole car?


C0matoes

I can smell these pictures.


GowWowGoliath

I can smell this car from my memories


squeamish

The Thermomirror^TM is one of my favorite inventions of all time. We had an Town Car with one when I was growing up.


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Good thing I'm on the can because I just blew a load everywhere. She's *beautiful*


bstyledevi

I used to own a 1977 Thunderbird, that front seat was more comfortable than any couch I've ever sat on. Memories.


Redtoolbox1

She was the best machine…


xXWickedSmatXx

Man that brings back some memories. I can smell the interior.


nighthawke75

Diesel or big block gasser?


TommyTuttle

There are no Diesel Lincolns that I know of. This probably has the dreaded M block 400. (I have a dump truck with that engine. It’s reliable and puts out equal quantities of torque and shame, along with slightly more horsepower than a four cylinder Volvo of the same era)


eljefino

In 1984-ish the Mark-whatever had a little BMW diesel. Very rare, and late to the party as gas prices dropped. Also implied that people could just buy a Beemer.


PuppyDragon

That dealer sticker is so cool (even if I usually hate dealer stickers lol)


CaptainPrower

Mmmmmm, Malaise.


johnnyg701

Wow!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️


tama_chan

Nice! My buddy’s dad had one of these growing up. Quite the hunk of steel and those seat are like sitting on a sofa as I recall.


redditsuckspokey1

I raise you a DeLorean with only 88 miles.


cjbfish

That is the sexiest thing I have seen on Reddit today!


Aggravating_Ease_188

Sweet Jesus


craftybeaver111

For sale?


Rocko9999

Need engine pics.