This 1979 Lincoln Mark V Bill Blass Edition is all the great big personality of the 1970s in a cool limited edition package. And just for that added touch of flair, this has been upgraded with 22-inch wheels and an adjustable air ride suspension to let you dial-in the ideal stance to this vintage cruiser.
This is pure rolling opulence from an era when American cars wanted to own the road with their size. The Continental Mark V was already a status symbol, and so far fewer people could .....
reach the truly rarified air of the more expensive Bill Blass special edition. These cream of the crop coupes were distinguished by an exclusive two-tone color theme. The Midnight Blue Moon Dust Metallic lives up to its name by looking like a starry night sky. And the white makes for a timeless contrast. In fact, the Bill Blass car seemed to really love the idea of classic style, and it eliminated the opera window and added a full simulated convertible top. The full package looks sharp, but nothing too fancy that would keep you from driving it near or far. There were only 6,720 examples believed to be produced, and over four decades later, that rarity has certainly grown. But while it's exceptional to find such a clean and complete example like this, there's more going on here. Those 22-inch DUB wheels are a premium piece with a bright shine and a ton of style. So it seems like the kind of modern addition that Lincoln would have tried to put together if they could have back in the day. And the way the air ride suspension can be set right down to the ground is pure custom cool.
Expensive classics like this were known for getting quality care. So the interior appears highly original while remaining preserved and premium. When Bill Bass does an interior, you can expect plenty of blue and a subtle but well-placed logo. You see that here with the deep blue leather and the white streaks capped by the famous BB. The interior is large enough to comfortably seat six people, but the driver is always king. That's why you can fold down the armrests for true independent luxury. And as expected with a well-preserved classic Lincoln, luxury is a priority. You get power windows, power door locks, cruise control, plenty of wood trim, and cold-blowing air conditioning. Even the AM/FM stereo w/8-track is still working in this cool classic. In fact, the only thing that isn't a pure time warp inside is the Air Lift digital air ride controller.
Ford's 400 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor is a torque-filled powerhouse that knows how to move this coupe. And because this was meant to be an effortless cruiser, Lincoln gave it the kind of features you'll still love today. The three-speed C6 automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes make it easy to own the modern road. And those upgraded wheels mean it's easy to fit grippy modern tires.
This Continental Mark V Bill Blass Edition is a rare classic with a great presentation and the right touch of added flair. An opportunity like this is seldom and fleeting, so if you want to take it home, call today!