Built especially for Paul E. Peffley, United States Navy, Retired
Exterior Color:Light Champagne
Interior: Champagne leather seating surfaces, dark red accent on seat & door pull strap
Roof: Distinctive matching Landau vinyl roof, body side molding, fine dark red paint stripes.
This was a specially ordered automobile for Paul E. Peffley and was delivered on 10-12-1979
by Lehmans Garage, 811 E. Main Street, Palmyra, PA.
Original Window sticker
Original Owner’s manual with metal data plate for manufacturer’s warranty
Original Color brochure on Designer Signature Series
Various paid service receipts
Cartier Mens Cologne Pasha de Cartier (sealed in the original plastic wrap & unopened)
Engine: 6.6 litre 400cid V-8
Transmission: Select shift automatic
We are proud to offer this stunning 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartier Edition to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the style and luxury offered by these Collector Signature Series Lincoln Continentals.
When you slip inside this truly Magnificent luxurious, very special & highly collectable Lincoln Continental Designer Series Cartier Edition, you will instantly realize your about to experience a luxurious ride that is out of this world. Click in the combination lap & shoulder belt, adjust the 6 way power seat and tilt wheel to your best comfort level, turn the key, and if needed, turn on the cold air-conditioning.
You also might want to turn on the Stereo system, select your favorite station or slip in one of fourteen 8 track tapes that are included with this car…my personal favorites are anything by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.
The comfort level of seating provided by this car was unmatched by any car in the world back in 1979.(That includes Rolls Royce & Bentley)
What is really amazing, very few cars made today in 2019 can come close to matching the comfort level of this Mark V Cartier which is now 40 years old. I have some expensive leather sofas in my residence but personally speaking, they are not equal to the comfort level provided by this very low mileage 1979 Mark V Cartier. You just have to experience the sheer joy of driving this very special car to fully appreciate what Lincoln Continental was building 40 years ago.
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Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 and even greater gains in 2016-2018. Gains of 467% have been posted over the last 10 years.
Collector car insurance for this car is between $250-$300 a year for full coverage.
EVERYTHING WORKS IN THIS CAR!
Special Cartier Designer Signature Series includes:
Leather with vinyl interior
Unique vinyl Landau roof
Six way power passenger seat
Interior light group
Turbine spoke aluminum wheels
Luggage compartment carpeting
Unique Paint stripes (painted at the factory)
Designer Signature in Opera Windows
Air conditioning Auto Temp Control (professionally converted to the environmentally friendly R-134.
Select shift automatic transmission
Four-wheel power disc brakes
Inflatable spare tire delete (Has a Full size spare tire)
Solid state ignition
Coolant recovery system
Remote control L H mirror
Remote control R H mirror
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Four WSW steel belted radial tires
Note: On March 30th, 2015, with 17,224 miles, the prior owner installed a brand new set
of quality steel belted radial tires at the Tire Hut in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The invoice is for $624.29.
The car has been driven approx. 1500 miles since then and the tires still look new with no
signs of any wear. The full size spare is in excellent condition.
Illuminated entry system
Steering wheel tilt
Reclining passenger seat
AM/FM/Stereo/8 track tape player (Includes a nice assortment of 8 track tapes)
Note: The prior owner on May 4th, 2015 with 17,537 miles replaced all 4 stereo speakers with
the correct factory speakers. (two 6.5 speakers & two 6X8 speakers) for $318.00
Interval windshield wipers
Appearance & protection group
Power lock convenience group (door locks & power trunk release inside glove box)
Power vent windows
Lighters (3 and they all work)
This was one of the most expensive cars made in the U.S. in 1979
This special Cartier designer series had an MSRP of $17,075.00
The Cartier monogram appears on the rear deck lid and the Cartier signature in both Opera windows.
I have owned and driven many of the Lincoln Designer Series….but none as pristine as this car.
It is in truly remarkable condition, everything works in this car and the paint appears to be all original.
I had it checked with a paint meter which confirmed original and uniformly even painted surfaces.
There is no indication of any bodywork, paint work or touch up ever having been done on this car.
You will not find a ding or a dent on this car. The prior owners must have been extra careful as to where
they ever parked this car. We trust the lucky new owners will be equally careful.
The plastic fillers that are utilized around both the front & back bumpers are perfect…no cracks or blemishes
The special Turbine Aluminum Wheels are perfect. No curb rash.
I drove this car 25 miles today and the ride is incomparable…..incredibly smooth & quiet. It might have a few more miles on it before it is delivered to the new lucky owner…I really love driving this Lincoln Mark V Cartier.
You can close the doors with one finger and when closed, it sounds like a door in a vault closing.
The special license plate that came with this car would indicate that this car’s first owner, Paul E. Peffley
attended the United States Naval Academy. In doing a search on line for a Paul E. Peffley, we were able
to find a Paul E. Peffley, age 82, living in Pennsylvania not far from where this car was originally delivered.
USNA-57 (United States Naval Academy) The 57 (1957) would be the approximate right year for a gentleman
who is now 82 to have graduated from the Naval Academy in 1957.
This car is being offered at $1000 of dollars below the current market value..
Here is a list of the 14 Eight track tapes included free of charge
Chuck Berry’s Great Hits The best of the Animals
Chuck Berry’s Golden Hits 15 original rock n roll biggies
Ray Charles Singers Moods of love The best of the Andrew Sisters
Juke Box Saturday Night Vol. 4 Greatest hits of Frankie Valli & 4 seasons Vol 1
Fats Domino big rock sounds Greatest hits of Frankie Valli & 4 Seasons Vol 2
The best of the Mom’s & Dad’s The London Chuck Berry sessions
The Hollies He ain’t heavy,he’s my Brother Four Tops Reach Out
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