Friday, April 6, 2012

1977 Lincoln Continental

Some had pinpointed the resemblance between the Continental’s grille and Rolls-Royce’s traditional one; this is even truer now that the big Lincoln receives a narrower unit in chrome, with an ornament standing on top of it. Unfortunately, this new arrangement leaves the bare headlight covers quite lonely on the large front end, conferring a rather odd look to the face-lifted car.

Lincoln Continental
● Introduction: September 1969. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 7.5-litre, 208 hp, mounted at the front. A V-8, 6.6-litre, 179 hp becomes standard during the year, while the 7.5-litre V-8 is made optional. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to discs on front wheels, drums on rear wheels, with servo. Discs on all four wheels optional. Length: 592 cm. Top speed: 185 kph (175 kph with the new 6.6-litre). Range: two-door hardtop coupe, two-door “Town Coupe” hardtop coupe, four-door pillared hardtop sedan, four-door “Town Car” pillared hardtop sedan.

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