victorialynn2

1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car $7500

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Nice car. I think these '70s luxury cars are The Next Big Thing and values are inching up pretty steadily. We just sold a '77 with 58,000 miles and had multiple suitors fighting over it. We got about $12,000 for it just last month. Hopefully some of those buyers will spot your car and step up--no reason why you shouldn't be able to get a similar number, especially with a sunroof car. I might politely recommend some photos with the headlights closed so buyers know they work properly. That and the A/C are things that scare people away from these cars. Good luck!

 

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15 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

Nice car. I think these '70s luxury cars are The Next Big Thing and values are inching up pretty steadily. We just sold a '77 with 58,000 miles and had multiple suitors fighting over it. We got about $12,000 for it just last month. Hopefully some of those buyers will spot your car and step up--no reason why you shouldn't be able to get a similar number, especially with a sunroof car. I might politely recommend some photos with the headlights closed so buyers know they work properly. That and the A/C are things that scare people away from these cars. Good luck!

 

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Thanks Matt. There is no sunroof and the ac runs but doesn’t blow cold, so it doesn’t work right. I do plan on adding more photos. Thanks!

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Values are inching up pretty steadily ?? I didn't know we belong to a group of investors where it is important to know that values are inching up or down .I am sure that balloon will one day explode and instead of  values going up they will tumble down much faster than they went up .I never thought to buy a car as investment i only bought because i had memories from that specific model or i couldn't buy it when i was much younger .These days you pay more for a VW bus than for a house ...to crazy for words .

But i wish the seller form the Lincoln a good sale in anyway .

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34 minutes ago, daniel boeve said:

Values are inching up pretty steadily ?? I didn't know we belong to a group of investors where it is important to know that values are inching up or down .I am sure that balloon will one day explode and instead of  values going up they will tumble down much faster than they went up .I never thought to buy a car as investment i only bought because i had memories from that specific model or i couldn't buy it when i was much younger .These days you pay more for a VW bus than for a house ...to crazy for words .

But i wish the seller form the Lincoln a good sale in anyway .

 

If you're indeed telling the truth, then you are the very first guy I've ever met in this hobby who didn't expect his car to be more valuable next year than it is this year. Congratulations!

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Well , I will stand up and vouch for Daniel's truthfulness and direct transparency. I know him from Cadillac & LaSalle Club , and have enjoyed a telephone and email friendship with him. A fine European Gentleman about my age from Belgium with wonderful "Old World" sensibilities. Among his automotive interests , he and I are Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. He is considering a bit of "churn" in his fleet. Last we talked , he was thinking of adding another M.B. I hope he doesn't object to me suggesting opening up P.M. friendship with him if some of you are so inclined. However , I doubt he wants to be flooded with a tidal wave of #3 190Ds for sale. He might be receptive to something rather special.   - Carl 

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Yes I seldom make more money on my car sales. But this is not my post. The car in question is a nice car and worthy of a fair price. That much is true. My cars are not investments and I remember this nice lady seller and the story of her father. 

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I am glad that carl defends my opinion .You guys seem to forget what happened around 2008 with the booming of the house prices .People took  to big loans thinking next month i can sell my house with a big profit .It started a worldwide recession and banks going broke all over the world .This can easily happen again with the speculation on classic cars .If you think you can buy a VW bus ( big thin can ) for more $$ than for a decent house and think you will make a profit next month well i don't know and i will not do it.And if on top you have to loan money in the bank to pay for your big thin can and then you have a family and children well in my eyes this is criminal because the children will be the victims in the end .Down here in Belguim i don't know anybody who will ask for a loan in the bank to buy a classic car .And the bank will refuse it also .

 

Excuse me for getting away from the start of this topic and i hope the lincoln gets sold for a good price to take care for the father who kept it this long .

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There is a valid non-"investor" reason for knowing the approximate recent sales prices and price trends.  This information is highly useful in setting an asking price and to determine how much latitude to use in price negotiation.

 

I avoid people whose main focus of collector car ownership is tracking the price of their car.  You run out of things to talk about pretty fast.  Like others here, I believe it's a hobby to be enjoyed first and foremost. 

 

 

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I think the mere fact that this ad has over 200 views and 10 of us talking says a lot about this fine Lincoln. I wish the OP well with this car.

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Here is some info and better pictures of the Lincoln:

 

1979 Lincoln Town Car Continental $7500
My father was a car collector and took very good care of his cars. Less than 62k miles. Mechanic has gone through it and it runs and drives great. Very straight and in excellent condition for its age. Fully optioned including heated mirrors w/thermostat, auto lights, windows, powers seats, factory CB, etc. 
  Passed Inspection
  New Heavy Duty Radiator
  Rebuilt Carb
  Replaced Fuel Accelerator
  Replaced Fuel Lines
  New Battery
  Stored in a Dry, Texas Commercial           Building
The landau top does have some fading and missing threads and the price reflects this. (See pics).
Purchase now, before it goes on eBay. Come see this excellent example of the last of the big Lincolns and drive in style!

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6 hours ago, countrytravler said:

Beautiful car. Takes up 2 slots on a car hauler. Only the 58-59-60 Lincoln convertible is bigger?

 

Some interesting statistics:

For the 1975-79 Lincolns, the Town Car (4 doors) and 

the Town Coupe (2 doors) were both equally long, at 233".

 

The 1958-1960 Lincolns were SHORTER:

Overall length was 229" in 1958, then reduced to 227" the last two years;

reduced drastically when the cars were restyled for 1961.

 

In the late 1950's, as cars had quickly gotten bigger and more

powerful (and thirstier) to go along the burgeoning superhighways,

there was a substantial backlash by car buyers.  Cars wouldn't fit

easily in smaller garages;  people didn't want to spend $8 to fill a 

tank with premium--that's about $65 in today's purchasing power.

So after a disastrous year in 1958, Lincoln actually SHORTENED 

their car slightly (for the same body) and REDUCED the horsepower.

Interesting! 

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Looks can sometimes be deceiving, Victoria!

Stylists know all the techniques to make a car 

appear longer (when they want it to), or to hide

its length.  For example, a molding or crease or color sweep

extending all the way from front to back can make

a car body look longer.

 

A typical SUV today--even a full-sized one--is not as

long as it appears to be.  It appears bigger because it's boxy.

For instance, the Honda CR-V is a foot shorter than the

Honda Accord, and even the mid-size Honda Pilot SUV

is only 2" longer than the Accord.

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On the news here there are some churches that will let homeless people with cars park in the church lots over night.

So, the relatives could be treated to a room away from those nagging grand kids....

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I'd consider buying it just to hear "Quadrophenia" on the Quadrasonic stereo!  ^_^

 

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Maybe I should keep it as I may be homeless by the time I finish liquidating dad’s estate. 

 

There are several 8 tracks in the glove box. The stereo works, and I hear sound, but the volume is not working. I put some money into the engine getting it tuned up and a few other minor things, but haven’t touched the radio. They can convert them even with Bluetooth now, so the new buyer can decide what to do on that. 

 

It’s almost to the 7500 reserve. Hopefully it will sell this go around. 🤞It’s a solid car, a fair price and there are buyers out there. It’s just like all the rest, I have to wait for the right buyer. 

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