This next car is one of those deals where the price is so low you’ve got to ask yourself “well…how bad can it be?” And that’s a good question when you are looking at a rusty old Lincoln, suicide doors or not. However, this car made it under its own power to a gas station, […]
(by CFlo) This triple green 1973 Lincoln Continental offered for $11,300 with 43k miles on the clock in the Sacramento area reminds me of my grandparents’ furniture which was all beautiful old stuff that had been artificially “antiqued” in the 1970s via application of many shades of avocado/puke colored paint. I stripped all of that […]
This next car comes as a tip from Greg T who writes: Its A long way from home! Btw any car in the UK over 40 years old does not need to take its annual safety test (MOT) or pay annual road tax. Happy motoring chaps! Find this 1957 Lincoln Continental Mk II offered for […]
This next car was a bit of a puzzle when I first opened the pics. It appears that someone thought a Lincoln Continental would be better with side pipes…which is like putting three Mercury outboards on the Queen Mary. It won’t go any faster, but it’ll make lots of noise and look sweet. And then I recognized the sticker on the back window — LeMons Rally. A Rally is an automotive event where people drive their cars together and geek out, and LeMons is the cool race for $500 beaters…and LeMons rally is like a rally for pirates, but in the 21st Century. Find this 1977 Lincoln Continental offered for $6,900 in Commerce, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Bentley Continental R released in 1991 was the first machine from Bentley to not share a body with a Rolls Royce since the ’65 Series III Continental and it was comically expensive. The gargantuan 2-door sedan sold for something in the range of $272,000 in 1991, which is $519,500 in today’s money. It has now depreciated over $500k in today’s money, so it has likely cost the various owners $500k in depreciation, $80k in maintenance (wag), and $19k in gasoline (85k miles at 10 mpg, $2.25/gal). That adds up to $7 per mile over the last 30 years. Or, more than 3x the cost of uber ($2/mile) and still MORE than double the cost of NYC taxi ($3.50/mile). Only London (£8/mile) has more expensive cab fees than driving a Bentley Continental R. Find this 1993 Bentley Continental R offered for $19,000 in Heber Springs, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The late 70s Continental was never a sporty car. It was marked by Lincoln as a personal luxury coupe with an emphasis on the luxury. It wasn’t Lincoln’s fault that the fuel crisis and emissions laws made the Continental barely produce 200 horsepower from its massive 460 cubic inch V8…but this next car has been […]
At the risk of sounding like an old codger…I’m going to say that “back in my day” if you wanted to modify your pickup truck, it usually involved some knobby tires and removing a few letters from the tailgate to spell “yota.” But this…this is a whole ‘nother level of customization and will probably end […]
If you want a classic that attracts more attention when parking than driving then the 1961-1969 Lincoln Continental will set you up with more conversations with strangers than dressing like a mime. And you’ll get better gas mileage too. Find this 1962 Lincoln Continental offered for $13000 in Peoria, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Jeff G. […]
I had the opportunity to browse the current Lincoln model lineup at the LA Auto show a few days ago and it wasn’t exactly invigorating…or exciting…or impressive. Frankly, the monstrous Navigator is the only vehicle that makes an impression, but the rest of the lineup is somewhere between meh and blah. That hasn’t always been […]
When I was a kid, my brother and I liked to watch 70’s crime shows. One of our favorites was Cannon, the story about an overweight ex-cop P.I. in L.A, played by William Conrad. Frank had expensive tastes, not only in food, but also in cars. Frank’s ride of choice was a metallic blue’ 72 […]