Lincoln has long been a brand synonymous with luxury, an automaker that builds cars for the world’s elite – like dignitaries and celebrities. So when we look at this amazing 1969 Lincoln Continental that’s currently up for sale at Streetside Classics, we can just picture a big time movie star or famous figure behind the wheel, or sitting in the comfy back seat being driven around town.
Yes, owning a 1969 Lincoln Continental was the perfect way to announce to the world that one had made it, and a stylish way of doing so, we might add. This beautiful example looks like it just rolled out of a time machine as well, and shows just over 27k miles on the odometer, though it may have rolled over.
Regardless, this classic Lincoln looks amazing in its Dark Aqua Metallic hue, wide white wall tires, vinyl top, and sporting suicide doors. There’s a boat load of chrome on the exterior as well, as we’d expect, and some classy turbine-style wheels thrown in the mix to pull it all together. The car has received a respray, but it’s unclear if anything else on the outside has been refurbished or replaced.
Inside, the owner will enjoy the typical lap of Lincoln luxury with a sublime aqua interior with intricate stitching. A host of amenities completes the experience, including a power front seat, power locks, fold-down armrests, power windows, and air conditioning. A more modern stereo with Bluetooth capability has been added, which is one welcome upgrade.
The big Lincoln Continental is powered by an equally big motor – Ford’s 460 cubic-inch V8, which is mated to The Blue Oval’s C6 automatic transmission. The mill looks to be quite original, and even wears all the decals we’d expect to see.
Add it all up, and it’s no wonder that famous folks from this era wanted to drive a Lincoln. But thankfully, decades later, most of us can get behind the wheel of one without having to take out a second mortgage to announce our arrival at the top.