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Pair of 1979 Lincoln Continentals With Delivery Miles Is a Rare Time Capsule

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Here’s a pair of identically-specced Lincolns, one a Mark V and one a Town Car sedan, with the same owner, just now looking for their second owner. One that will, hopefully, take them out for at least one drive, as they come with delivery miles.

This is a clear case of a time capsule vehicle, with the twist that we’re talking about a pair of two versions of the same car. They were both bought at the same time by one Clyde L. Farris of Arden, North Carolina, who paid $17,717 for the Mark V and $16,251 for the Town Car. The former has 10 miles (16 km) on the odometer, while the latter just 7 (11 km).

They’re so new they still have the factory plastic in place. Mr. Farris bought them, drove them home, and then, for whatever reason, didn’t as much as bother to take the wrapping off.

Both have a 6.6-liter V8 engine with 166 hp mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. Both have a cream exterior, which the Mark V pairs with a cream leather interior and the Town Car with gold plush seats. In the photos, the gold on the seats translates to a moldy green.

This intriguing pair is listed as separate items with Mecum Auctions as part of the Low Mileage Collection that crossed the auction block at the Kissimmee event. The event ended last weekend, and it looks like these two failed to secure a buyer since they’re now tagged with “The bid goes on…”

No estimate is offered for either, but both come with original documentation, original MSO, original bill of sale, original owner’s manual and miscellaneous paperwork. And what is surely an entertaining story we might never hear.


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