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    1976 Fully sorted from top to toe by retired engineer owner. For Sale


    1976 "R" Lincoln Continental Town Coupe, 2 elderly owners in USA, last owner since 12 months old, 1 elderly owner in the UK, vast amounts of money spent



    A stunning vehicle which has been the elderly owner"s pride and joy since he personally imported the car from Ferndale, California in 2014. In the US the 87 year old owner was only the second keeper having acquired the vehicle when it was 12 months old with 12,700 miles and kept it for 37 years, taking the mileage up to 67,856. The Uk owner, a retired engineer and long term American car fanatic, is possibly the most meticulous person we have met and has systematically worked his way through the car making sure it drives exactly as it did when new and that every component works exactly as it left the factory, even to the extent of removing the original Cartier clock and having it shipped to the USA to be refurbished. The expenditure in the last 4 years comfortably exceeds the value of the car with every invoice retained, this was a labour of love and we have never seen anyone more upset to let a car go. The vehicle was parted with due to advancing years and the fact that storage was expensive and a little too far away to access the car regularly. We have promised to find a conscientious custodian who will enjoy and maintain the car accordingly.



    With the car we have an A4 binder containing invoices detailing the work carried out which is far too extensive to list here, the highlights being new steering box and linkages, pitman arm, drop link and steering column connector, power steering pump, hydro boost brake servo, new exhaust, new brake hoses, drums, shoes and pads, new springs, new radiator.



    The gentleman was very keen to get the air conditioning working correctly and has therefore renewed the compressor, receiver, dryer and expansion valve together with the temperature sensors and regulator. The air con now works perfectly and can very probably give you frost bite ! Additional documentation includes the original factory build sheet, original start up procedure, original sales brochure and sales invoice from 1977, copy of USA title sheet ( V5 ), old MOT"s, shipping documents etc etc. Interested parties are welcome to come and sit down with a cup of tea and work their way through all the paperwork at their leisure.



    Everything on this car works exactly as it should, we have honestly never seen a car which has been more meticulously sorted by it"s owner. The vehicle drives like new, which is no surprise considering the work carried out and is absolutely fabulous to be behind the wheel, gliding along in silence and comfort with the 460 cubic inch ( 7.5 litre ) engine delivering an effortless turn of pace which belies the cars bulk - and this is a BIG car, 19 feet 5 inches long and almost 2.5 tons !



    Finished in stunning bronze gold diamond fire which was a special colour for 1976 Continentals only and upholstered in plush tan broadcloth which is in exceptional order and could easily pass for 12 months old, there is not a mark or stain to be found and negligible signs of wear, the car really is in superb condition throughout.



    Specification of the period to include climate control air conditioning, electric seats, power windows - including electric quarter lights, central locking, cruise control, original radio and 8 track player working perfectly, auxiliary fuel tank ( extra 6 gallons ), forged aluminium wheels which are unmarked and fitted with new whitewall tyres all round. The car features the optional low ratio rear axle ( 3.0:1 ) giving effortless motorway cruising, this car will sit at 70mph all day long.



    Cars which are so meticulously cared for are very few and far between and we will be very sad to see it go.



    Supplied with both original sets of keys plus two blank Lincoln keys, full compliment of original owners manuals, wiring diagram, associated spare parts and approximately 50 eight track stereo cartridges etc.



    The car will be inspected and prepared by an independent specialist and supplied with a new MOT with no advisory notices.



    All our cars are hand picked, low mileage, low ownership examples with full service history. We only buy the best.



    Part exchange considered. Nationwide delivery available. Deposits accepted over the telephone.



    We are a family business established over 30 years, Rolls Royce and Bentley specialists. Up to 50 cars stocked, all indoors, viewing by appointment.



    Over 30 full screen images on our website : http://www.ClassicCarWarehouse.co.uk



    N.B. All our vehicles are stored indoors in a secure facility and it is not possible to view our cars when we are not there. We travel extensively sourcing and collecting cars so all viewings must therefore be arranged by appointment, thank you.


    Date written: 10-Sep-2018

    Price: £17995 As stated

    More about this vehicle on carandclassic.co.uk

    ID: 13267

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