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Check Out This Crazy Fast Lincoln Continental Mark III: Video

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We really like it when someone builds a very fast car that doesn’t look like a fast car. Case in point is this Lincoln Continental Mark III. It looks like a car your grandpa might have sitting in the garage on the outside and the inside. It’s a very clean vehicle that looks pretty much stock save for the drag racing shifter between the seats.

The owner of this vehicle is a Texan called Mark Davis, and the 5150-pound beast has a serious V-8 engine under the hood and slicks out back. Davis says that he bought the car for $4000 from a man who had purchased it in 1973. Davis says at the time it had the original motor and was running and driving. He wanted to build a big motor for it, and around 2000 he had a 1966 Galaxie with a 600 cubic-inch Ford engine in it that ran low tens and knew the Lincoln could go that fast.

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Rather than cram an LS motor into the Lincoln Continental Mark III, he took a 460 cubic-inch big-block Ford V-8 and massaged it to produce 612 cubic-inches. He packed the engine with high-end internals and everything it needs to spend life at the dragstrip. The engine was topped with Kaase SR71 Blackbird cylinder heads and a single 1300 CFM four-barrel carburetor.

The result is a full-sized Lincoln that can run the quarter mile in 10.62-seconds at 130.86 mph. The 60-foot time is 1.69 seconds. Getting big slick tires on the car acquired some frame notching and fabrication. All that work resulted in a giant car that can lift the wheels off the ground when it launches and run tens. It’s a very cool car.

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Source: Ford Muscle

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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