Thursday, March 29, 2012

1968 Lincoln Continental Mark III

In spring 1968, Lincoln introduces a new prestigious Continental “Mark” as an early 1969 model. It bears the “Mark III” moniker, Lincoln deliberately erasing from its history the oversized Mark III to V from the late Fifties to remember exclusively the ground-breaking Mark I and II. A luxurious “personal” coupe, the Continental Mark III is fitted with a new, more efficient V-8 engine. Its elegant body features the traditional Continental “hump” on its boot, and hideaway headlights: interestingly, Lincoln was already planning such a device on its… 1949 models - it apparently took two decades to perfect this system!

Lincoln Continental Mark III
● Introduction: April 1968. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 7.5-litre, 365 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels, with servo. Length: 549 cm. Top speed: 210 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe.

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