1975 Lincoln Continental

For 1975, the Lincoln Continental could be purchased as a base hardtop coupe or sedan, or the upscale Mark IV Hardtop Coupe. The MK4 had a wheelbase that measured 120.4 inches while the Continental rode on a 127.2-inch platform. There were two engines available and both were V8 overhead valve units displacing 460 cubic-inches. The MKIV unit produced 220 SAE net horsepower while the other produced 215.

The Mark IV was nearly identical to the previous year's models with only minor changes, such as a new optional Landau vinyl roof option. Standard features for the MK4 were four-wheel disc brakes, sped control, and wiper-mounted windshield washers. The inside featured cloth upholstery and six-way power Twin Comfort lounge seats. 47,145 buyers found the $11,080 appealing enough to purchase this ultra-luxury coupe. Over 54,000 purchased the base Continental (which came in both sedan and hardtop coupe body styles).

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2010

Related Reading : Lincoln Continental History

The name Continental was inspired by the 1940s Lincoln Continental powered by a large 12-cylinder engine. Bentley had used the name Continental on their model line, adding to the ambiance and prestige. In 1956 the Ford Motor Company formed the Continental Division for the production of the Mark II. Its general manager was William Clay Bill Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. Many....
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  • Continental name written in chrome on the rear fenders
  • Full-length lower body molding
  • New brakes
  • New Landau vinyl roof option on the MK4
  • New roof design
  • New tailights
  • Rotary valve steering gear
  • Vertical bar grille incorporating several heavier accent bars

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    1975 Continental
    1975 Lincoln Continental Price Range: $9,215 - $11,085

    Model Year Production

    1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)74,908
    1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)189,546
    1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)169,620
    1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)191,355
    1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)124,756
    1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)101,843
    1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)128,073
    1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)128,073
    1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)94,560
    1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)62,642
    1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)59,127

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