Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    Always loved the Mark III. So delicate and graceful looking compared to the bloated Mark IV's.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    Check the rocker panels....


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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    I'm more of a Mark V guy...I'd have one if I wasn't into convertibles
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    Although I love Mark III's, and this one is in relatively nice shape, if I were to collect one, I would prefer the high-backed seats of the '71 or the cone-shaped wheel covers of the '69 (with head restraints, of course.) In fact, my favorite is the '71 Mark III shown at this link and finished in Medium Ginger Moondust paint:

    http://www.apollofarmcars.com/71MarkIIIBronze.html

    In my opinion, that's an even better example of a Lincoln Continental Mark III. The design of the Mark III was quite distinctive!

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    It is really weird that now we have gone full circle, from Mk III's being cool, to being totally garish and tacky, to now, back being cool again!

    I think the Hummer H2 is now in tacky stage from its once coolness. By Mk III standards by 2040 they will be collectable again

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    loved the Mark III too

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    These awkward 1960's and 1970's cars are really growing on me here lately.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    My fav is the 1972 Mark IV ... that year only, before they added the safety bumpers.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III

    These were the last of the greats (personal luxo coupes).......soon you would see the Mark's luster gradually start to diminish with the Mark IV/T-Bird and Eldorado/Toronado inbreeding......

    Anyone remember the 'Motor Trend: Classic' mag?? Still have the issue around here somewhere where they compared this with an Eldorado of the same vintage ......
    When you turn your car on....does it return the favor?

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