Last post on Dec 12, 2007 at 7:38 AM
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Dec 11, 2007 (4:49 pm)
i didnt find that car
but sum1 posted here earlier it was a 1969 eldorado n its shown in the IMCDb
but it aint the one
coz the car m lookin for has a white roof
this one has a brown one
aint the one
#13 of 13 Re: [johnson21]
Dec 12, 2007 (7:38 am)
If you want to see some better pics of these cars, go to eBay and search for "1974 Lincoln", "1975 Lincoln", etc. I think that one pictured above is a 1974, and there is a '74 for sale on eBay, but they only show one pic, of the front.
As for the spare tire bulge in the back, the Continental Mark series had that, although it could have been an option on the regular Lincolns. FWIW, Lincoln called just about EVERYTHING "Continental" in the 70's, and that leads to a lot of confusion. These big Continental sedans and coupes were the equivalent of a Cadillac DeVille in the 70's, whereas the Continental Mark III, Mark IV, Mark V, etc were the equivalent of an Eldorado. And again, it's the Marks that have that bulge.
Most Continentals just had a squared-off rear that looks like this. I think this one is a 1978. That 1974 era style pretty much looked the same through 1976, with the low, wide grille. It was restyled slightly for 1977 with a narrower, taller, more neoclassic/pretentious looking grille, and then that style lasted through 1979. I think the 1977-79 styles are the ones that survived for the most part, and seemed to be EVERYWHERE for awhile. GM downsized its big cars in 1977 and their smaller Cadillac DeVilles were a runaway hit. However, one consequence of this was that there were still a lot of people out there who wanted a huge, oversized car, and to them GM's new cars were actually midsized. Chrysler still offered huge cars, but not quite at this price point. The New Yorker was a nice car, but more of an Olds 98/Buick Electra class of car. So suddenly in 1977, the Lincoln Continental was the only car left in its class...a big, non-downsized luxury car. People started buying these things and since they knew there would never be a car this big again, they decided to start hoarding them, thinking they'd be a collector's item someday.
Personally, I think the earlier models are nicer looking, like that '74 above on up to '76. I just don't think the later models, with the more upright, skinnier grille, looks as good.