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From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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All the great big personality of the 1970s in a terrifically coordinated package. This 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V is a time capsule than offers distinction, luxury, size, and value. The Continental has always been a great American luxury car with a TON of vintage sheetmetal. This style Mark V was longer, wider, and lower than its predecessors. The hood alone looks like it could have its own horizon. Luxury was a guarantee with features like the razor-sharp fender creases, Rolls-Royce style grille, and 1970s cool flat front hidden headlights. Out back, the deck lid features the Continentals trademark spare tire hump/continental kit. But theres something extra special about this coupe. The Rose Beige factory paint was given a quality respray later in life. The result is a great 1970s premium hue with a truly modern shine. So the sunlight loves to highlight how straight the body panels have remained over the decades. And the coordinating vinyl roof looks excellent, too. Another reason for good care is its believed the odometer reflects the total actual mileage, and so this has averaged under 1,300 miles annually. The red pinstripe on the outside looks subtle and premium, and if you like its style, then youll love the coordinating deep red interior. The upholstery, doors, dash, headliner, and even the steering wheel are all both bold and sophisticated in red. Its joined by some tasteful wood trim to really give it a premium atmosphere. It all has a carefully preserved appearance, right down to the plush velour on the seats. The interior is large enough to comfortably seat six people, and up front you can fold down the armrests any time you want independent luxury. As expected with a true premium cruiser, this one comes with power everything - power windows, power locks, power remote mirror, and power front seats. Other great comfort features in this classic include cruise control, the original AM/FM stereo w/working 8-track, and provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) Even the special Cartier clock is still ticking away. So you know this classic is still a great place to spend some time. Fords smooth and refined 460 cubic inch V8 provides effortless performance in the Continental. This was in the lower compression era, and since the motor is believed to be original, thats a good thing. It means this is a survivor thats already built for unleaded gasoline. Plus, Lincoln fans know this is the final year for the big motor in the Mark V. This has the torque that keeps this smooth and confident everywhere from stoplights to highway cruising. And this one was built to enjoy the drive with features like power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, Lincolns famously supple ride, and the power of four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with owners manual, this Continental Mark V is a preserved luxury classic with a great presentation and an affordable price. An opportunity like this is seldom and fleeting, so if you want to take it home, call today!
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