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This Gorgeous 1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe Is Headed To Auction

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.

We’ll have more on the Continentals soon, so so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Continental news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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  1. Douglas J

    Those are not “period correct” whitewalls for that vehicle.

  2. Roy Chiles

    Its Continental beautiful too bad Lincoln. couldn’t look N2 it’s past to find it’s future

  3. David

    I agree, those are not period correct tires. There would have been thin white wall tires or maybe redline.

  4. Ford 500 guy

    FYI, they never put red line tires on ANY Lincolns. The 70’s all had the 3/4″ white wall tires. I like the wide whites. They may not be period correct, but were not talking about a perfect restored car here either. Let the buyer decide.

    1. Lawrence Martinez/Metzgar

      I agree wth you. I have a1976 Ford LTD landau 2 doorall white w/ white top and a red 1979. Mercury Cougar with a white top and both with. 11/4 ” white walls.They look awsome…

  5. Robert A.

    This car could never be given a Concours-quality rating due to the various upgrades made to the car, as listed at the top of the article, like the improved brakes and suspension parts. I think most buyers wouldn’t really care if it was in Concours-quality shape, because they’d be afraid to take it out for regular drives, and subject the Lincoln to normal wear and tear, and lose its top rating. This car looks gorgeous enough, from what I can see in the photos, to be able to be used as a semi-daily driver

    It is interesting to read that as late as 1793, if the article is correct, air conditioning and power windows were not standard equipment from the factory.

  6. I have always been Facinated with Lincolns and Cadillacs!

  7. Vanessa Wagner

    This was my favorite family car we had for a while growing up. Always caused a stir wherever we went it was creme /white/blackroof. Brings back nice memories.


    The good old days, never to be seen again.


    I’ve got an 1974 Lincoln continental coupe 90% original paint if not all, my father ordered it new been in family ever since garage kept never seen snow drove on all family vacations all highway miles with 140511 original miles everything original beautiful white with leather seats and all power with 8track radio power antena looking to see the value


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