DeTomaso Pantera

DeTomaso Pantera The DeTomaso Pantera arrived in the U.S. via Ford Motor Company. It was imported from Italy and sold through Lincoln-Mercury dealers. “Pantera” translates directly to “panther” in Italian. In 1973, the Pantera was already in its third American model year. Previous imported models were known for poor fit and finish, lack of corrosion-resistance, […]
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Lincoln Town Coupe

Town Coupe Being bigger than the Mark IV, it was the top-shelf 2-door of the Continental series. The first model year of the Town Coupe was 1973. The standard and only engine was a 460 CID 4bbl V8. This was the case through 1977. Meanwhile, a mild facelift happened for 1975. The most noticeable change […]
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Chrysler Executive Sedan

Chrysler Executive Sedan 1983 was the inaugural year for Chrysler’s Executive Sedan. This model was on the K-car platform. To get where management wanted the car, it was stretched to fullsize proportions. It had 124″ of wheelbase. That’s 70s Cadillac/Lincoln territory! Powering it was a 2.6L Mitsubishi 2bbl I4 backed with a 3-speed automatic transaxle. […]
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Lincoln Mark VI

    Mark VI For 1980, The Mark VI was a big change when compared to the previous two Marks. Smaller in size, this was the “metric-ized’ Mark. It now shared the exact platform & wheelbase as the redesigned Town Car/Town Coupe. This was known as the Panther platform. It did look vastly different from […]
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Lincoln Continental

Continental The name ‘Continental’ was used in one form or another on all Lincolns for some time. But when we use the name here, we’re using it to describe the basic non-Town Car and non-Mark versions. The Town Car was the top end trim level of this car until 1980, and the Mark series was […]
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Lincoln Mark V

    Mark V The Mark V was around for three models years, from 1977-1979. This new Mark, while still rolling on the same 120-inch wheelbase as its predecessor, weighed less due to a refined body style and lighter sheet metal. Much more squared up than the Mk. 4, the faux continental kit trunklid was […]
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Lincoln Mark IV

Lincoln Mark IV The Mark IV was in its second model year for 1973. The only engine offered was the 460 big block. The Mark IV was also Ford Motor Company’s first vehicle with a base price of over $10,000. In typical 70s fashion, many special editions were offered. These were the Bill Blass Edition, […]
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