Friday, April 6, 2012

1979 Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Continental remains the very last of the large traditional full-size automobiles from Detroit, but its own downsizing is near, so a new Collector’s Series celebrates the event to come. The anti-economical “460” V-8 disappears, leaving the “400”, helplessly unable to provide decent performance to such a heavy car, as the only engine choice.

Lincoln Continental
● Introduction: September 1969. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 6.6-litre, 159 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 discs on front wheels, drums on rear wheels, with servo. Discs on all four wheels optional. Length: 592 cm. Top speed: 170 kph. 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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