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Title: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V photos
Post by: cpzilliacus on March 04, 2014, 12:56:31 PM
While I am sure that the fuel miles-per-gallon rate for this beast of a car is close to "undefined," I still think it's a pretty cool-looking product out of Dearborn.

N.Y. Times: Ugly? Itís a Crowd Pleaser Now (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/automobiles/collectibles/ugly-its-a-crowd-pleaser-now.html)
Title: Re: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V photos
Post by: PHLBOS on March 04, 2014, 04:18:03 PM
It was also the largest non-Limo car that Lincoln ever made; these were even larger than the land-yacht Continentals/Town Cars/Coupes of the 1970s. 

The wheelbases for the lost '58-'60 Marks III/IV/V (Continentals) and Premier (Lincolns) was 131"... the same as the current Navigator L (extended length) model.
Title: Re: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V photos
Post by: wxfree on March 04, 2014, 05:31:44 PM
I really am glad to have a modern car that requires much less maintenance, uses much less fuel, almost never fails to start, and easily goes hundreds of thousands of miles with no major repairs, but those beautiful old cars make me wish I were older and had experienced a few of them.
Title: Re: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V photos
Post by: nexus73 on March 04, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
I really am glad to have a modern car that requires much less maintenance, uses much less fuel, almost never fails to start, and easily goes hundreds of thousands of miles with no major repairs, but those beautiful old cars make me wish I were older and had experienced a few of them.

If it's MPG's you worry about you could do the Neil Young Heavy Metal Continental deal!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincvolt

Rick
Title: Re: 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V photos
Post by: bugo on March 05, 2014, 03:10:18 PM
This car was one of the largest if not the largest unibody car ever built.  From what I've read, they handled surprisingly well for such tanks.  I'd love to have one.