1977 Lincoln Town Coupe. Rare and unique features. Show stopper!

1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe

Condition: Used
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
SubModel: Town Coupe
Type: Coupe
Year: 1977
Mileage: 98,000
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cordovan and White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Yuma, Arizona, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats, Twilight sentinel/Auto delay lights, Reclining passenger seat, illuminated entry, AM/FM stereo w/ power antenna, Power trunk release
Sunroof, Leather Seats

Description for Lincoln Continental 1977

1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe

I am selling because I have eight cars and only six garage spaces. I've been renting some extra space for a while- but now something has to go.

Since May of 2013: Rebuilt transmission & differential, ew: rear wheel bearings, ifferential seals, ear brake hose, ear brake wheel cylinders/shoes/hardware; drive shaft: all joints including centering joints replaced and driveshaft professionally balanced, ew shocks, ontrol and strut arm bushings, ew correct exhaust system; new: timing chain/gears, ront cover, ater pump, lternator, egulator, uraspark module, ower steering pump and all hoses to/from hydroboost, ir conditioning compressor/drier/expansion valve; rebuilt correct carburetor; new valve cover gaskets; new plugs/wires/cap (included are excellent original factory wires/cap for shows); 235-15 Cooper correct appearance tires including spare with matching aluminum wheel. Radiator rodded and cleaned. I have all receipts.

I have Marti report showing rare trim options. Go to AutomotiveMileposts.com to see history of rare fixed glass moonroof. This car originally sold by Holiday Lincoln-Mercury in Fort Worth. I bought from second owner who purchased it in 1982 from Massey Auto Sales in Alburqurque, M. Second owner kept it in high, ry, old Gallup for 31 years. It must have been quite an attraction at the dealer who ordered it in July of 1976. This was the first year of the Town Car/Coupe with the Mark style massive vertical grill and this car has new and rare options.

Leather in great shape with small amount of usual wear on driver's seat edge. Much trim replaced with n.o.s. by me. Vinyl top in great condition, as two tiny defects near trunk. Absolutely no rust or body damage on car. Mostly original paint.

A few weeks ago, his car took 1st place and scored 98.3 points at LCOC Western 2015 and was awarded Lincoln Trophy for best '70-'79 Continental or Versailles. Critiques from judges were the incorrect coolant overflow tank (the tank I have is correct for 1975-76, ot 1977 (Only diffence is filler cap, therwise dimensions the same). Other criticisms were for a nick in the fendertop trim, cratches on bumpers, ear on original driver's seat upholstery.

Part of LCOC judging is 45 items of mechanical. Everything works and works well. 98,000 miles on powerful 460- does not use oil. I use Eastwood zddp in oil changes.

Also took 2nd place at Huntington Beach Concours this year as well as awards in several other shows. I have driven it several times to Orange County, hoenix, nd San Diego in the past few years. This car turns heads wherever it goes.

Car has two very rare (and unpopular) options:

The fixed glass moonroof, nd the cordovan & white interior.

The two-tone cordovan & white interior was available in the Town Coupe only in 1977 and only in leather. Lincoln built 258 with this interior out of about 22,000 Coupes. All the other Town Coupes from 1974-1979 had solid color interiors.

1977 was the last year for this model's exceptional dash with full gauges and the horizontal bar "thermometer" speedometer, Lincoln tradition since 1966; the more modern temperature controls, uto dimmers, nd fancier radios wouldn't fit in this wide, nique instrument panel. In 1978, he dash became more generic. 1977 was the first year for the flame-cut high gloss woodtone interior trim. Previous years had a flat finish burl. The flame-cut pattern is spectacular with the cordovan and white interior. Reclining passenger seat is amazingly comfortable. Rear seat passengers look out the massive opera windows through a floating gold Lincoln star. I feel this year was the pinnacle of interior excess on the Town Car/Town Coupe.

1977 was also the last year for the 460 c.i.d. V-8 as standard equipment and the last year for fender skirts. Advanced features include: hydro-boost power disc brakes & factory electronic ignition; twilight sentinal/auto dimmer; & illuminated entry.