I thought I would run this particular eBay auction as the last post for the Saturday edition of the Redusernab Weekend, and it really is a tasty little number, don’t you think? This car was designed a little later than the other two “Bustle Back” luxury cars that were offered at nearly the same time period; The FWD Cadillac Seville, and the 2-Door Chrysler Imperial. Lincoln designers actually tried to tone down the Bustle Back very late in the game with a last minute addition of a horizontal brushed-chrome strip that ran along each side of car. This added trim (along with the in vogue two-tone color combinations) gave it a more conventional appearance in comparison to the Seville. This is also a Fox Chassis underneath the Bustle Back, with a 5.0L V8 that was the last carbureted engine found on a Lincoln. So, is this Fox Bodied Lincoln desirable, or not? Did you know that the 5.0L V-8 engine under the hood of the Continental produced only 131 hp and 229 pound force-feet of torque? This was pretty ordinary during the emasculating times of the early 80’s, but then again, Fuel Injection was only a year away, which improved power and efficiency. There was also a one year only option of the 3.8L V-6 that you could order for 1982 only, but the V-8 was emasculating all by itself. According to the listing:
62000 Rust fee Southern California and Florida car. All Leather interior, working 8 track stereo all new window motors and new Tires, Newly Refreshed Dash. New Alternator, wires, plugs, Fuel Pump. Front end and the list goes on, Over $4000.00 spent . Needs A/C Updating everything else is just great.
This is a Lincoln you won’t see everyday, and with only a few hours to go until the auction ends, the top bid so far (as of this writing) is $1,225, with an unmet reserve. The Buy-It-Now price is an astonishing $4,500, which is just a little too dear for me, but what about you… Is a Baby Continental something to bring home to your garage? See the eBay Listing here, and tell me what you think! [sc:ebay itemid=”301208474340″ linktext=”1982 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Sedan ” ]