A look back at a true American classic: the 1977-79 Lincoln Continental Mark V

1979 Lincoln Mark V Collectors Series in midnight blue

1979 Lincoln Mark V

By 1979, every car sold in the United States except the Lincoln Mark V and Continental sedan had been downsized to meet upcoming 1980 fuel economy laws. To commemorate its unique XL-size holdout status in its final year, the 1979 Collectors Series was created.

(Photo credit: M. Garrett)

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