The Lincoln Continental has been a part of some of the most impactful moments in American history and has also made its mark on film and television over the past several decades. Though it will soon depart the Lincoln lineup once again, there are plenty of great models to look back on. Take this beautiful 1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe, for example. It has all the panache we’d expect from an early 70s luxury barge, and it’s now headed to find a new owner at Mecum’s Dallas auctions in October.
This cream-white Continental has a 460 cubic-inch V8 under the hood and has only traveled 88,000 miles during tis 47-year lifespan. The original black leather interior looks to be in good shape and the car is equipped with several factory options, including air conditioning, power seats, and power windows. Even the details on this Continental are solid, like the working factory clock on the dash.
As these things go, age-related maintenance was needed before the car could be sold, which came in the form of new dual-piston front brakes, a new suspension system, and new engine and transmission mounts. The current owner even sourced a set of period-correct whitewall tires.
The Lincoln’s previous owner put together a few thoughtful extras for the car. Included in the sale will be a custom-made car cover and custom embroidered Lincoln-logo floor mats.
With its fold-out headlights and long, uninterrupted lines, this 1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe is the epitome of 1970s cool. And unlike many cars of today, this two-door still has a back seat big enough to fit at least three people. Meanwhile, its 19-foot length will command attention anywhere it goes.
We don’t have an auction estimate for the car yet, but Hagerty estimates a concours-quality 1973 Lincoln Continental to be worth around $28,000. And though this car appears to be in great shape, it’s hard to tell if it’s concours-level material. To qualify, the car’s paint and chrome must be mirror-smooth, all surfaces must be spotless, and all parts must be correct to the car and installed perfectly.