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1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition


  • Diamond Jubilee Edition, marking 75 years of the Ford Motor Company
  • Just 3 owners from new, 1 in the US and two since import in 2018
  • Resprayed by the previous owner and kept in a garage ever since

The Appeal

The late ‘70s was something of a last hurrah for the ‘full-sized’ American automobile, with subsequent offerings beginning to shrink in the name of economy and emissions regulations.
If you want to experience the ultimate American cruiser, then you can’t go wrong with the biggest two-door coupé ever produced - the Lincoln Continental Mark V. This beautifully presented 1978 example is the range-topping Diamond Jubilee Edition, featuring the most exquisite trim and accessories Ford could offer.

The History and Paperwork

  • Only one stateside owner
  • Imported to the UK in 2018
  • UK registered, road tax and MOT exempt
  • Fully resprayed shortly after arrival
  • Stored in garages since import
  • US and UK paperwork present
  • File containing invoices from throughout the car’s history

The Interior

  • Cosseting blue velour buttoned seats which present very well
  • Very original throughout, with little wear to be seen
  • Factory fitted Ford CB Radio
  • Wood grain veneer dashboard in very good condition
  • Cartier clock
  • Everything works, although the digital fuel gauge is temperamental at times
  • Aftermarket overmats protect the blue carpeting
  • Headlining is clean and correctly affixed
  • The boot is carpeted and in very good order
  • According to the vendor, no aftermarket additions are fitted

The Exterior 

  • Repainted blue in 2018 to a very high standard
  • Very few imperfections, with the only discernible blemishes being superficial
  • Small dent in the chrome radiator grill although the brightwork is otherwise excellent
  • Smart wheels, shod with whitewall tyres which have only covered a few hundred miles
  • Fully undersealed according to the vendor
  • Very straight bodywork, with good panel alignment and door shuts
  • No corrosion we could discern
  • Presents really well underneath

The Mechanics 

  • 7.5-litre V8
  • Starts, runs and drives really well
  • Supple suspension, making it a fantastic cruiser
  • No untoward noises, leaks or idiosyncrasies
  • Changes gear smoothly via a 3-speed automatic gearbox
  • Brakes well and in a straight line


Few cars have such incredible presence as a Lincoln Continental Mark V and this 1978 Diamond Jubilee Edition has to be the ultimate version.
Enormous American cruisers such as this are fabulous fun on UK roads and never fail to raise a smile and no doubt a few eyebrows as you burble along in great luxury.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1978
  • Make Lincoln
  • Model Continental Mark 5 diamond jubilee edition
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 36,462 Miles
  • Engine size 7500
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Catthorpe
  • Location Leicestershire
  • Country United Kingdom

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