After the very popular and influential 1961-1969 Continental, Lincoln presented an upgraded 1970 model that lasted nine years until 1979. It was similar to Lincoln and Mercury models but retained several unique features, details, and trim.
Front headlights were under the automatically operated cover, which was a nice touch. Under the hood, the 460 V8 was present but gradually lost power due to tightening emissions standards. However, the Continental retained signature comfort, luxury, and a high level of equipment and sold well despite a heavy price tag (via Hemmings).