The car lincoln continental mark iii. Buy 1969 lincoln continental mark iii shop service manual. Die wirtschaftskrise der 1930er jahre uberstand lincoln dank einer neuausrichtung. Die eigenstandigkeit der marke continental endete bereits mit der produktionseinstellung des mark ii im sommer 1957. In seiner anderen funktion als leiter der design abteilung von deren bedeutung er seinen vater erst uberzeugen musste holte edsel ford eugene t.
The lincoln town car nameplate goes back to the early 1920s as one of the countrys first luxury automobiles. The continental mark iii is a personal luxury car that was marketed by the lincoln division of ford motor company from the 1969 through 1971 model yearsthe first generation of the mark series the mark iii was marketed as the flagship vehicle of ford motor company serving as a successor to the 19561957 continental mark iiin what would become a three decade rivalry the mark iii was. It would wind up being replaced in the lineup by another lincoln favorite the continental before being brought back in 1979. The 1969 1971 continental mark iii was the first personal luxury lincoln since the 1956 1957 mark ii and was lincolns challenger to the cadillac eldorado.
Its dramatic styling featured a v 12 under a long hood a compact passenger cabin and a short rear deck. Continuing with its very full sized cars through the 1979 model year lincoln was the last holdout in the face of cafe and its downsized more fuel efficient vehicles from every other american car brand. The lincoln continental is a series of mid sized and full sized luxury cars produced by lincoln a division of the american automaker ford motor companyintroduced in 1939 as a personal vehicle of edsel ford who commissioned a coachbuilt lincoln zephyr convertible as a vacation vehicle to attract potential lincoln buyersin what would give the model line its name the exterior was given.