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1977 Lincoln Continental

Car for sale by Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois 60803

$14,900

Midwest Car Exchange

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Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1977 Lincoln Continental $14,900

Alsip, IL 460 V8 · 55,252 miles
In what would have to be considered one of the more unusual options offered by Lincoln in the late seventies, the Fixed Glass Moonroof was made available for those who desired the additional light and views a glass panel roof would offer, but without any of the potential drawbacks (like wind noise and the fear of water leaks) that a power-operated Moonroof that opened and closed might present. Despite being offered for three years, the fixed glass panel is very rare in comparison to the one that opened to admit fresh air. Apparently there was a very limited market for a glass panel that didnt open, especially considering the cost for both was the same for two of the three years they were offered together. The option consisted of a reflective one-way tinted fixed glass panel that covered nearly the entire forward portion of the roof itself! The glass panel featured a chrome border around its edge, and sat nearly flush with the metal surface. It was available with either a full vinyl roof, Coach roof, or painted, non-vinyl roof. Lincoln Continentals ordered with the Fixed Glass Moonroof option were delivered to American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) for the modification, just like cars ordered with a Power Moonroof would have been. An interior sliding sunscreen was provided to block the sun and its heat when necessary. The sunscreen was manually-operated by either the driver or a front seat passenger. Initially, the Fixed Glass Moonroof was just slightly more expensive than the powered version, with a cost of $954 compared to $938 for the Power Moonroof. A mid-year increase raised the price of the Fixed Glass Moonroof option to $960. For 1978 and 1979, the Fixed Glass Moonroof was priced at $1,027 and $1,088, respectively, which was identical to the cost of the Power Moonroof at the time. This option was inspired by the 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner, 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner, 1955 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley, and 1955 Mercury Montclair Sun Valley, all of which offered a transparent green Plexiglas section over the front section of the roof, which extended a little more than halfway back. (Ford also offered a transparent top on the 1956 Crown Victoria, but it wasnt a separate model as it had been.) These models offered a snap-in interior sunshade for the hotter months when the additional heat might not be appreciated. And if one thing had to be identified as an issue at the time, it was heat. It was said that desert testing revealed an interior temperature gain of just 5 degrees with the sun shade removed, when compared to a standard hardtop configuration. The green tint gave the car interior a strange hue, and in an article Motor Trend Magazine even went so far as to suggest a young lady might as well switch to green lipstick when checking her makeup inside the car! The Fixed Glass Moonroof is one of the rarer options offered on Lincolns of this vintage, and its a real conversation piece when people first see one. This is another example of a time when automobile manufacturers used to build unique cars that had their own individual look and personality, and often had options and trim and paint colors that really set them apart from everything else on the road. Number Built: 1977: 2-Door models 1,347 FLY IN AND PILOT THIS GORGEOUS TOWN COUPE HOME... Well Documented With Original Paperwork And Copies Of Original Title Rare Find With Factory MOON ROOF Smooth Running 460 CID V8 That Has Been Updated Automatic Transmission Power Steering Power Disc Brakes Automatic Ice Cold Air Conditioning That Has Been Converted To R134 Working Factory In Dash Electric Clock Factory AM/FM 8 Track Stereo Radio Power Antenna Rear Window Electric Defroster Tilt Steering Wheel With Cruise Controls Full Gauge Instrumentation Cruise Control Interval Wiper Control Automatic Headlights Power Leather Split Bench Seat Landau Top Dual Side View Mirrors With Remote Control Power Trunk Release Full Power Drivers Seat Power Passenger Seat With Recliner Annoying Seat Belt Buzzer Still Works.. Appears To Be Original Gleaming Medium Ember Diamond Bright Paint Work With White Dual Side Stripes Original Soft Leather Chamois Interior Rolling On Radial Dual Stripe White Wall Tires On Lincoln Aluminum Turbine Wheels This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective . . Worldwide Enclosed Door To Door Transportation / Financing Available

1977 Lincoln Continental Specifications

  • VIN

    7Y81A855851
  • Classic Car ID

    101007787
  • Stock Number

    1176
  • Category

    American Classics
  • Condition

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  • Doors

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  • Suspension

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  • Engine

  • Engine

    460 V8
  • Drivetrain

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  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

    N/A
  • Custom Exterior Color

    N/A
  • Interior

  • Interior Color

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  • Seat Color

    N/A
  • Other

  • Drive train

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