Thursday, March 29, 2012

1970 Lincoln Continental

Uncommon in America, the previous Lincoln Continental has lasted for almost a decade before being replaced - the best testimony of the quality of its design. The new Continental that replaces it is unmistakably a Lincoln, adopting a long and heavy-looking body with extended front wings. It also has hidden headlights, a feature of the Mark III coupe. More surprisingly, it gives up the unibody structure of its predecessor for a conventional chassis-on-frame construction.

Lincoln Continental
● Introduction: September 1969. 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 disks on front wheels, drums on rear wheels, with servo. Length: 569 cm. Top speed: 210 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe, four-door pillared hardtop sedan.

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