Automodello History on the 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III
Lincoln had high expectations when it launched the Continental
Mark III in mid-year 1968.
Cadillac had dominated the personal luxury market for years, and Lincoln
figured only a spiritual successor to the world-class 1956-57 Continental Mark
II would be able to restore the marque to its former glory.
Despite the name, the smaller, sleeker Mark
III shared almost no parts with the standard Continental coupe and sedan.
The body was completely unique, mounted to a
modified Thunderbird perimeter frame.
was from a brand-new 460-cubic-inch V-8 good for 365hp and 500lb-ft of torque
to hustle the nearly 5000-pound Mark III with authority.
But opulence and exclusivity were its real
Features like leather-clad “lounge” seats, an industry-first
“Sure-Track” electronic anti-lock braking system, and a 36-inch-wide power
sunroof introduced in 1971 set the Mark III apart.
Classic styling standouts included
full-length fender-top blades, the “Continental” spare tire hump and a
throwback faux radiator grille cast in zinc, then plated in layers of copper
and nickel, before being chromed for a flawless shine.
The Mark III remained in production through
1971, and 1970 was the first year for concealed windshield wipers.
It is this model year that Automodello™ has
chosen to render as a premium 1:24 curbside resin-cast model.
All are hand-numbered and officially licensed
by Ford Motor Company.
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