|If this is a Continental, it'd have to be a 1974 - 1976 model. This car features a coke bottle curve at the back of the rear doors that juts abruptly upwards toward the c-pillar. This was introduced on the 1972 models, whereas the 1970 and 1971 models had a more gradual sloping curve that started at the middle of the rear doors.|
This car also features 5-MPH bumpers front and rear, indicating it must be a 1974 model at the oldest, as that's when Continentals (and most American cars in general) first had those type of bumpers front and rear. However, it can't be newer than 1976 as this car has a rather wide space for the grille. The 1977-1979 Continentals had the narrower Rolls-Royce style grille that was featured on their Continental Mark Series cars.
Alternatively, this car may not even be a Lincoln at all. Judging from the lack of the subtle rear fins the Lincolns had, combined with the round wheel arches and the lack of fender skirts, this might be based on a "lesser" car. Something like an entry-level / mid-range sort of thing. I'm thinking a 1973 or 1974 Mercury Monterey. (Apparently one of the few cars that had a rear 5-MPH bumper by 1973).
-- Last edit: 2016-10-20 22:00:03
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