Parked In 1988: 1973 Lincoln Continental Barn Find


This 1973 Lincoln Continental was produced before downsizing began in Detroit, and is a prime example of the massive American luxury car of the era. It’s located in Newnan, Georgia and is advertised here on craigslist for $2,800.


Look at the size of this car! According to the seller, this car was pulled from a barn recently after having been stored since 1988, and with a new battery and cleaned points it fired right up (I’m guessing there was some fresh gasoline involved as well). That’s quite a testimony to early 1970’s Lincoln mechanicals!


Naturally, there’s just as large of a trunk back here, too. I wish the vinyl top had held up as well as the mechanical components. You can see where it’s deteriorated in this pictures. On the bright side, the body shell appears straight and apart from some ripples in the rear bumper, so does the trim.


If you look closely, that top area worries me. There’s also what may be some wisps of rust appearing on the edge of the trunk lid as well.


The interior certainly looks nice, although I think I would have expected leather in a car of this type versus fabric. That being said, the fabric is probably more comfortable. The seller tells us the car has 89,000 miles; I certainly don’t see anything here that would lead me to believe that isn’t true.


The rear seat looks just as nice as the front. As a matter of fact, the seller tells us there are no tears at all–pretty darned good considering the car is 43 years old!


Can you see yourself behind this wheel? I think this would be a nice place to watch the country go by from! We d0n’t see the 460 engine or C6 transmission, but I’ll bet you can barely hear either as long as the exhaust system is intact. What do you think of the price?


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  1. Jeffro

    I bought one of these in 96 for $300. Rode like a dream.

  2. Derek F

    Concour d’ LeMons material right there

  3. Allan

    Pound per dollar; that is a lot of car for the money. What a boat.

  4. Krash

    Park it in the driveway and rent it out as a one bedroom furnished in-law apartment….with plenty of storage.

  5. S Ryan

    Pretty pricey for a Demo Derby car. But could be well worth the Domination.

  6. chad

    whada way ta travel (da 6 of us) !
    Any other uses?
    460? C6? – may B in my off rd or odder p/u?

    U purchase? look under that vinyl 4 thru rust…

  7. charlie Member

    I had one of those aftermarket transmission hump cupholders in my ’68 Chevelle.

    • Bill Owens Bill O Staff

      Hey, I did too. And it had a litter container with a top (that sat on top of what you see there) with a place for tissues on the front. Back in those days, you had to go to Kmart or somewhere like it to get a cup holder. First car I had with a cup holder installed was a 1991 Buick Park Avenue.

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