1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V

This 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V 4-door Hardtop was part of the Third generation of Continentals. This period covered 1958-1960 with the cars being labelled Mark II, Mark IV and Mark V successively over that 3 year period. It was a time when opulence reigned and it shows.

With only just over 77,000 miles on the odometer, this Continental is all original except for a repaint in the original Presidential Black over 35 years ago. In fact it has sat in the family garage under a car cover for the last 30 years.

1960 saw only minor styling changes with the square look with slab sides remaining along with the distinctive 45-degree twin headlamps. Dagmar bumpers were now also present at the front and the grille was now much finer and mimicked somewhat on the rear panel.

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Rear

Rear view

At the rear we can see the reverse slant, retractable window, the Breezeway and was the same as found on Mercury models.

The Continental has a wheelbase of 131" and is 227.2" long and 80.3" wide.

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V side view

Side view

The interior stands out with its unusual looking but original, black and white seating.

1960 Lincoln Continental Interior

Interior

All aspects of the interior contain a high level of detail and nice little touches - something you'd expect of a fine, luxury car.

There were plenty of power options as standard too including: steering, brakes, six-way powered front seat, door locks, windows, and even the vent windows are powered. Pretty much everything Lincoln offered was standard on the Continental including a Travel-Tuner AM radio and tinted glass. The only thing an original buyer might have wanted to opt for was air conditioning at $475 and/or an FM tuner attachment for the radio costing $129.

The drivetrain consists of a 430 cubic inch V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor producing 315 horsepower and Twin-Range Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. This same engine was also now available as an option in the Ford Thunderbird.

Lincoln produced 6,845 Continental Mark V 4-door hardtop coupes for the 1960 model year. Prices before options started at $6,845. Aimed at the luxury market these certainly weren't cheap cars and were priced over $1,300 more expensive than a Cadillac Coupe DeVille. The result was the total production of only 11,086 Mark V cars being made with the 4-door hardtop being the most popular of the six models available.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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