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1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III: A Guilty Pleasure

Posted in Domestic Rides, General, Lincoln, Rides by MrAngry | November 16th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m Italian, or perhaps that I’ve lived in the Boroughs of New York City for so long, but I can’t help but admit that I’ve wanted a 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III in the worst way. No joke, I would drive this sucker every day and love every minute of it. You see cars like the Continental Mark III we’re build in the age of the super-pimp. They combined luxury, style and power making them one of the last great land yachts ever created by an American manufacturer. The Mark III was powered by a massive 460 cubic-inch V8 that pumped out 365 hp and a stump pulling 500 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph was in the high 7-second range and its top speed was almost 140 mph. Open the doors and you were treated to acres of leather interior along with just about every other convenience you could ever want. In short, this car was American luxury defined. Sadly, the odds of me getting one are actually quite small, as it would probably be grounds for divorce, but that doesn’t change the fact that I love these suckers with all my of New Yorker heart.

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