Lincoln Continental Mark III
The Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company was enjoying considerable success during the ’60s. That was primarily due to the Continental, which was introduced in 1961 and was a landmark model in many aspects. With healthy sales numbers, Lincoln turned to the personal luxury market. The innovative and advanced 1969 Mark III coupe is considered to be one of the best personal luxury cars Ford Motor Company ever made.
Introduced in late 1968, the Mark III was built on the Thunderbird chassis and had a powerful new 460 V8 engine. Since the new model used much of the existing mechanics, Lincoln concentrated on design and equipment, departments in which the Mark III excelled. The front had a prominent chrome grille reminiscent of Rolls Royce models. It also had hideaway headlights, which were an interesting touch. The trunk had a cool-looking spare wheel hump with Continental lettering. That, combined with its vinyl top, made the Mark III’s design unique and special (via Black Hawk Collection).