1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car - Custom Ordered Calif Car - Family Owned For Sale

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Fixed price: 
US $7.395.00
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Item Location: 
Moreno Valley, California, United States
Exterior Color: 
Pale Yellow / Cream
Town Car option
Interior Color: 
Jubilee gold
400 cubic inches
Number of Cylinders: 
Drive Type: 
Leather Seats
Power Options: 
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Disability Equipped: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
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Description 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car - Custom Ordered Calif Car - Family Owned

Lincoln Continental - 17,050 original miles

auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">Please examine the pictures

auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">For any potential buyers, please use the "Make Offer" button if you wish to make an offer, thank you! 

auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">For this revised listing, the asking price has been revised downward.

line-height:normal">Note: The 1979
Lincolns had a different or shorter VIN number than modern cars, because of
this I could not use the EBay Autocheck service for this listing.

line-height:normal"> - If you are looking at low mileage
older cars (prior to 1981, according to Autocheck), verifying the actual
mileage requires additional information from the seller. Most cars before the
1980s had mechanical mileage readouts which could be rolled back. Another thing
to consider, cars listed with apparent low mileage may have actually rolled past
99,999 which resets the odometer to zero, the car's physical condition is the real
determining factor.


dollar figure for the listing is a suggested number; I will consider
any serious offer at this time.

review my EBay feedback.

line-height:normal">-Four things to consider with my stated mileage:

line-height:normal">1. I
have most of the smog check records going back to 1996 which agree with the

line-height:normal">2. The
car has been in the our family since I gave my dad a ride to the Lincoln dealer
in 1979, to pick it up. It has always been registered in the family in
California. My dad seldom drove the car, (he had three other cars for work, and
shopping), He drove his "baby" on a couple of trips to San Diego
prior to 1985, and for the car's every "two year" smog check*. 

line-height:normal">*Funny story with the car and the
"smog checks", after around 1984, my dad would park the car in the
garage after the car's smog test. Then the car would sit would sit for two
years until a new test was needed, he would have to call AAA to get a
replacement battery because the old one would be flat. He would then drive it
around to use up most of the old gasoline, then refill the car, and get the
smog test. Since I have had the car I used Sta-bil in the fuel, and have driven
it on a more regular bases. 

line-height:normal">3. Maintenance

line-height:normal">1,000 estimated miles, In 1985, he
had the oil and filter changed, this from what I could determine in 1996. 

line-height:normal">2,163 miles, I drove the car out of
the garage in Orange, December 1996. Jiffy Lube that month, Oil and filter,
Rear Gear Oil GL-5, zerk fittings greased, and new wiper blades. 

line-height:normal">3,908 miles, June 26, 1999, Oil and
Filter changed

line-height:normal">4,628 miles, September 24, 2000
Automatic transmission changed 7 qts, cleaned metal filter.

line-height:normal">5,960 miles, February 9, 2001 Oil
and Filter changed, Air filter changed.

line-height:normal">6,777 miles, March 1, 2001 New
Goodyear tires P235/75R15 (record of sale with documents), Front alignment
checked. Note: 22 year old original tires removed, not worn, but surface
cracked and dry. Original Michelin spare in the truck.

line-height:normal">7,253 miles, June 2, 2001 Rebuilt
Air conditioning system, (record of sale with documents)

line-height:normal">7,582 miles, August 26, 2001 Oil and
filter changed, flushed and changed coolant to Dexcool.

line-height:normal">8,500 miles, December 1, 2001 New
Belts, (Old belts in trunk)

line-height:normal">10,063 miles, June 13, 2002 Oil and
Filter change

line-height:normal">12,369 January 1, 2004 Front end
zerk fittings greased

line-height:normal">13,576 miles, November 6, 2004 Oil
and Filter changed

line-height:normal">16,351 miles, September 6, 2009 Oil
and Filter changed, battery replaced, greased front zerk fittings.

line-height:normal">After 2009 I drove the car very
little, except for smog checks, used

line-height:normal">Sta-bil in the fuel. 

line-height:normal">17,020 June 2017 Fuel pump replace
with new part.  

line-height:normal">4. Appearance and wear: The leather driver's seat is in very
good condition along with all the interior leather surfaces, and the car has its original floor mats, (see pictures).


auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">* NEW:
For any potential California buyers, I just had the Smog Test done on 6-28-2017
that starts the 90 day window for a new owner in California,
to not need a new smog test when registering the car.

line-height:normal"> * Related to the emissions
system, the original emissions sticker on the valve cover is uncommon as it
represents the California version, not the 49 states example.

line-height:normal">-For people outside of California who
are not familiar, the smog test can give you an idea of general running
condition of an older car. For my Lincoln, in the last decades, the state has
sent me to a “Test Only” facility, (They do not do any repairs on a car for this test).

line-height:normal">When the car is tested is put on a dyno
meter type device, with the drive wheel on rollers. The “dyno” simulates actual
driving conditions under load, first at 15 mph then at 25 mph.

line-height:normal">For the recent test here are some
results, 6/28/2017:

auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">15mph –

1319, HC (hydrocarbons) MAX allowed 175, Average 40, Measured 20

(Carbon Dioxide) MAX 1.17, Average 0.17, Measured 0.00

(Nitrogen Oxides) MAX 1215, Average 520, Measured 699


auto;text-align:center;line-height:normal">25mph –

1280, HC MAX allowed 142, Average 31, Measured 17

MAX 0.97, Average 0.15, Measured 0.00

MAX 1075, Average 452, Measured 628

line-height:normal">Older cars in California can have
issues passing this test, my Lincoln has always passed easily, and I generally
get complements on the vehicles condition from the Testing personnel.  


line-height:normal">General history of the car:

line-height:normal">The car was ordered custom, and sent
to California, were it was picked at a Lincoln dealer near Angel Stadium in
Anaheim, CA. It was parked in Orange, California until around 1998, since then
it has been at my house in Moreno Valley, California.

line-height:normal">It always has been garaged, or
double covered, ever since, (see the pictures).  When I got the car it had 2,163 miles on it, I have driven it periodically ever since. The longest
trip it took in the last 30 years was a trip to Las Vegas. It has current tags,
and passed our California smog test last year. The car has always been licensed
since it was new and has had the every two year smog test since new.

line-height:normal">-Years ago I added a Sony 10 pack CD
changer which is in the trunk; it plays through the stock Quad 8 Track AM/FM
Radio on FM band 88.3.

line-height:normal">-To keep the car level when full of
passengers I replaced the original rear shocks with air shocks, I generally
keep it at 40 to 50 psi.

line-height:normal">-While I have had the car, the R12
A/C system ran out of refrigerant, and I then had it converted it to the R134a
type, this was done professionally with a new compressor, and associated needed

line-height:normal">The 1979 Lincolns had an odd
“pressure valve”, A/C control system; I could not find any parts prior to the
conversion, so with the help of a Midwestern company I converted it to the
“pressure switch system”, like most other cars. The air-conditioning works, I
do add R134a every so often as needed, here in the near desert conditions of
Riverside County air-conditioning is a must.

line-height:normal">The front under the hood insulation
panel has been changed out with an aftermarket one, (see picture).


line-height:normal"> - Issues that I am currently
aware of:

line-height:normal">-The “automatic high beam dimming
system” works when it feels like it, along with the "automatic"
headlight function. The headlight works manually just fine.

line-height:normal">-The chrome bumpers have some minor pit
point chrome loss in areas. From a few feet away this pin point scattered
chrome loss it is not very noticeable, in my opinion. (See pictures).

line-height:normal">-When the car was painted at the
factory they must have had some issue with the paint gun, this only
effected inside the truck lid, there are some runs and brownish color mixed
in spots inside the truck lid. The
exterior of the car look great, (again please see pictures).

line-height:normal">-The interior rear cloth covered
deck area (behind the rear seat), has a small spot of damage from some foam
tape which held a bobble head statue in the past, (see pictures).

line-height:normal">- Things which will go with the car:

line-height:normal">A set of original 1979 Lincoln
Repair manuals

line-height:normal">A Lincoln garage door control box
which came with the car, (not tested)

line-height:normal">Various documents, some parts, and
records which I have gathered over the years, including a copy of a “build”
paper which I found in the car, the original disintegrated years ago, a 1979
copy, from the dealer, shipping paper, it is like a “window sticker” I have
been told, and some sales brochures, which I recently found.

line-height:normal">A letter from Ford, dated September
9th, 1999, which states that the car has no recall issues, and a letter from
Ford, dated July 27th, 1999, which gives some additional history on the

line-height:normal">I will also include a fairly large
collection of 8 track tapes including some Quad type.

normal">If you have any questions please
send a message through the Ebay system, I have been with Ebay since the around
1998 and have sold a couple of cars and motorcycles. Please review my feedback.


line-height:normal">This is a 38 year old classic car
which is in mostly original condition. I cannot guarantee this car in any
way please review the "Please read" section at the end of my listing.



text-align:center;line-height:normal">Thank You
for looking at my listing!


normal"> - Please Read:

line-height:normal">All shipping charges are buyer's
responsibility. The car has replacement
Goodyear white wall tires which are over 10 years old, please consider this
when driving at highway speeds.

.0001pt;line-height:normal">This vehicle is being sold as is,
where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not
be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or
defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or
set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or
damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes
only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the
responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to
have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid
based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any
repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. 

.0001pt;line-height:normal">Terms & Conditions and Deposit:

.0001pt;line-height:normal">Items will not be available for
pickup until full payment is received and cleared by our local bank. Balance
must be paid in full within 10 days by Cashier's Check, Money Order, Ebay
Financing, or Check. Customer has 30 days from end of sale to pick
up.  All items are sold AS IS with no warranty of any kind.

.0001pt;line-height:normal">If no contact is made within 48
hours or as mandated by Ebay rules, we reserve the right to relist the vehicle,
sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder, or sell it otherwise. 






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