Lincoln Continental Mark V Bill Blass Edition
After the successful Mark III and IV models, Lincoln presented the Mark V, the ultimate luxury coupe in 1977. Although a bit smaller than its predecessor, the Mark V was still a big car with a long hood and massive bumpers and grille.
With a standard 400 V8 or optional 460 V8, it wasn’t the fastest car on the road. But it was comfortable and good looking. Also, it had cool Opera-style windows in the back and the signature spare wheel bump on the trunk lid. But the biggest news was the introduction of four separate designer’s editions named by the biggest names in fashion in those days.
The first one was the Bill Blass Edition, which had a dark blue exterior with a matching blue or white vinyl top. They marked the Bill Blass edition with special options and a plaque on the dash. They sold the Blass edition through 1979.