The Lincoln Continental Mark V is a personal luxury coupe that was sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division from the 1977 to the 1979 model years. Derived from the same chassis of its Mark IV predecessor, the Mark V was the largest member of the Lincoln Mark series ever produced. With an average of 75,000 units sold in each year available, the Mark V is also the best-selling version of the entire Mark series.
In a sign of the changes to come in the automobile industry, the Mark V made steps towards improving the fuel economy of luxury cars. While physically larger than its Mark IV predecessor, careful weight reduction measures trimmed 400 pounds from its curb weight. To further improve fuel economy, the 460 V8 was no longer standard equipment; the standard engine was the 400 Cleveland shared with the Ford Thunderbird and the full-size Ford and Mercury car lines. To aid engine cooling, the Mark V gained functional fender louvers.
This handsome car which is finished in cream with beige leather interior shows 65,000 recorded miles. Without a doubt it is a sizeable automobile, however, one has only to sit in this Lincoln Continental momentarily before realising the vast amount of comfort and luxurious highway cruising it can provide.