It is now Tuesday afternoon (just flashed back to the Moody Blues song, typing this), sitting on the deck with a cocktail and looking at cars I have no room for.
Such is life. But anyway, here’s today’s Klockau Lust Object, a 30,000-mile ’79 Mark V in Dark Turquoise Metallic with matching top and leather interior.
Those of you following along may remember I have a serious love of 50s-70s domestic land yachts in aqua. And this one is doubly desirable to your author, as my grandfather had a navy blue ’77 Mark V.
It was posted on the FB group, Finding Future Classic Cars, and naturally my friend Jayson Coombes tagged me.
Currently it is viewable on Phoenix Craigslist, and the car is in Redoso, New Mexico.
The group admin, Chuck Houston, spoke to the 84-year-old owner. Apparently he had just bought this and a 1971 Continental Mark III from a guy in California and subsequently lost his storage.
By the way, the Mark III looks nice too, ha ha.
Thus, the sale of the Mark V. The Mark III is being sold too, by the way. Anyhow, this is a pretty nice Mark, with the only blemish a little crunch in front of the rear wheel on the driver’s side.
Now, these aren’t rare cars. It was known when the 1979 Lincolns appeared in showrooms that the 1980 models were going to be shrunken. So sales were healthy, to the tune of 75,939 Marks built for the model year.
But I was still drawn to this one for its most excellent color combination, and the timeless turbine alloy wheels. The ask is $9500. So if anyone is intrigued, the ad can be found here.
So, until next time ladies and germs, keep calm and Brougham on. And always tip your bartender.