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1979 Lincoln Mark V - Bill Blass Designer Edition, Ready to Be Driven Anywhere!!

Make: Lincoln
Model: Mark Series
SubModel: Bill Blass Designer Edition
Type: Coupe
Trim: Bill Blass Designer Edition
Year: 1979
Mileage: 2,701
VIN: 9Y89S705988
Color: Blue/White
Engine: 400 CID V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Blue/White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Auburn, Washington, United States

1979 Lincoln Mark Series Bill Blass Designer Edition Additional Info:



Mark V Coupe

Nautical-Themed “Bill Blass” Designer Edition

VIN: 9Y89S705988

Ridiculously Low Reserve!!!

So, where else are you buying your clean, lower-mileage, collectable Lincolns anyway? A Mr. Abrahamson bought this car new in Omaha 37 years ago during the spring of 1979. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife moved here to the Seattle area where the car has been kept since. Reluctantly, it was turned over to us by the family of that original owner a few weeks ago. Considering the over-all excellent condition, it’s apparent this Mark V has been lovingly cared for its entire life. Please feel free to contact me at (206)914-1173 with questions or to discuss a sale. My name is Mark Thompson.

If you follow my Ebay auctions regularly you know I’ve been able to offer many clean, unique Lincolns here the past ten years. Besides the standard Mark V, we’ve sold all four Designer Series, Collector Editionsand a few very sharp Mark III & IV’s as well. Finding a well-keptBill BlassSeries nautical coupe like this with a near-perfect leather interior is a real treat! For those not familiar with the Lincoln Mark V series here’s a little background info gleaned from several sources:

The final opportunity to purchase a full-sized American luxury car came in 1977 with the introduction of the Mark V. Never again would automobiles be so large, or demonstrate such a sheer presence based on size alone. For many years Lincoln had trailed Cadillac in sales, but during the sixties and seventies Lincoln finally established a look it could claim as its own, and finally started to challenge Cadillac for the top spot. In fact, the Mark series often outsold its competitor, the Eldorado. The 1977 - 79 Mark V was Lincoln's supreme achievement, the pinnacle of American luxury car design that has its roots buried in the age when bigger was better, style was based on grand visions, and a powerful engine under the hood provided status and became part of the American dream.

Since Cadillac had down-sized its sedans in 1977 and, two years later, the Eldorado, the Continentals were the final full-sized American luxury cars. To commemorate this milepost, Lincoln introduced the Special Designer Series cars. Available in models commissioned by the fashion houses of Givenchy, Bill Blass, Cartier and Emilio Pucci, each had its own unique paint color, leather and fabric options found only on their edition. In the late summer of 1979 Lincoln put its customers on notice that this model year would be their last opportunity, and they'd best not put it off for long if they wanted a new traditional luxury car.


Ever spent an afternoon driving a classy, vintage Lincoln? What fun! Smooth is the word for sure. Smooth powerful acceleration. Smooth handling in the curves or on the highway. Comfort, styling, and versatility all in one gorgeous ride. For my money, these Mark V Coupes are the best value for the overall driving experience that Lincoln had to offer. Look over my photos and I’m sure you’ll agree what a find this is. In many ways “time capsule” is a good adjective to use when describing this car. I know you’ll admire its overall provenance. All the glass is fine. The exterior appears to still be wearing the original Midnight Blue over white paint in absolutely excellent condition. I’m not an expert, but I find no evidence of body repair here. Climb over, under and throughout - I know you’ll come up smiling! You’re NOT going to find body rust where it typically appears on cars from other parts of the country. Yes, the Puget Sound region is famous for rain, but our winter roads are rarely salted. If at all, we only have one or two days of light snow a year. Really, everyone panics and stays home. There are absolutely NO “tiger claw” splits and NO discoloration of the full vinyl top. Just a little sealed shrinkage at the bottom two corners.

Mechanically the car seems quite strong. Even after sitting in my warehouse for a few days at a time it never fails to start right up with the first few cranks. You just cannot beat the great 400 CID motors in these ‘79 coupes! Pump the gas a few times, turn the key and it starts right up, even when cold. The C-6 automatic three-speed transmission shifts great and we all know how good Ford/Lincoln rear differentials are! The four original factory-optioned turbine-style alloy wheels are straight & true and wrapped with passable but older radials. We had a complete tune-up and oil change done before I began using the car as my daily driver for several weeks to be sure of the overall mechanical condition. I’ve spent days both cruising the freeway and inching through rush hour traffic and can’t find fault with the way this Lincoln runs or drives out.

My interior photos clearly show the great front and rear upholstery. ’79 Bill Blass cars had a nautical theme and came with either dark blue or white leather trimmed with the opposite color piping (I prefer these lighter color ones). The seat buttons bore an anchor insignia (as did the sail panels of the vinyl carriage top). You’ll be quite impressed with the condition of the dash gauges, too. They’re as clear and bright as the day this rig left the Wixom plant on a February afternoon over 37 years ago! The original carpets are clean and un-faded. The headliner is just about perfect. If you’re planning a road trip, the cruise control works great! Though I’ve only found a few things, I always try to point out negatives as well. While the heater and fan will keep you toasty warm, plan on having the AC system serviced/recharged to blow colder next summer. Both the small power wind-wing windows and the main glass go up and down just fine. As pictured, the original stereo has been upgraded to a modern CD unit. For those wanting to pop in that old “Saturday Night Fever” eight-track I have a stock Ford Quadrasonic AM-FM available. Check out the original, unused mini-spare with its stock inflation bottle still stored safely in the trunk!

We have had many of our previous buyers from as far away as Alaska, California, the east coast, Canada and even the Mexican Baja fly in here to the Seattle-Tacoma International just a few miles from my vehicle storage warehouse in Auburn. I’m happy to meet you there at the airport and you can begin the drive home the same day!

Please check the photos over closely and call me with any questions BEFORE you place a bid! Come by my Auburn, WA warehouse and drive the Lincoln if you’re in the area. DEALERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO BID AS WELL! Additionally, I reserve the right to end the auction early if the car is no longer for sale or an acceptable offer has been agreed upon.

Please BID WITH CONFIDENCE and know that you are purchasing a nice vehicle from a respected Ebay seller. I want you to be happy with your purchase (and with me) and that’s the main goal! Please don’t be upset if I miss some flaws or you are required to spend a small amount on an unforeseen problem! No used car is ever perfect. While it is being sold AS-IS, I have every reason to feel this vehicle could be driven long distance immediately if desired.

A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the auction’s conclusion with the balance to be paid within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. I can accept PAYPAL, but if you plan to pay any more than the deposit through them I’ll first need to invoice you and ask that you cover the 3.5% fee PayPal charges. Please remember you are bidding to buy and I fully expect the winning bidder to fulfill their Ebay contract! You’re not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the vehicle later as you’re encouraged to do this before the auction ends.


If you decide to have the Lincoln transported I’d suggest getting a quote from Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS). They’re the biggest in the business and are recommended by Ebay. Call them at (888)817-6203 and give the order taker my affiliate number (2362642). That will allow them to pull up all our information for a station-to-station or even door-to-door quote. Alternatively, you may also get shipping bids from the U-ship website. You’ll be able to choose a transport broker from multiple offers. The zip code for pick-up on my end is 98002 (Auburn, WA). As always, the transport of the car and company chosen are the responsibility of the BUYER and I’ll be happy to work with whomever you choose. You may keep the Lincoln stored at my warehouse for up to two weeks after the auction closes assuming full payment has been received. After this period, I charge $20/day storage.