1976 Lincoln Mark IV Lipstick Edition (special edition)
2,199 original miles — ( see recent sales @ bottom)
Climate Controlled Garage find (not barn find)
Never touched – 100% original & survivor
Never even been touched up that I can see
Loaded with all the options – 5 Aluminum Wheels – AM/FM/Cassette
I doubt you will find a survivor any nicer than the ’76 & it only has 2,199 miles
Car is neat & clean. Minor detailing in engine compartment could be done.
Interior looks like new
Plastic is still on rear seat belts – rear seats – may never have been used?
Frame has some minor surface rust that can be cleaned easily. I don’t think the frame was factory painted?
Paint shines but there is some spider webbing in the paint. It’s more noticeable on top of hood & top of trunk. I’ve tried to take photos but they really don’t show it but I can see it.
Paint on roof, sides & fenders looks like new & are OK.
There are a few minor rock chips on passenger side front of hood. Drivers side is OK.
Weather-stripping, side moldings & fender well trim looks like new.
I have decided not to touch it up & keep the car 100% untouched & original.
Again, it is an unrestored survivor.
The new owner can decide what they want to do.
Window sticker – Broadcast Sheet – Brass Tag – & many other original docs
Two owners since new – less than 50 miles per year
1st owner – Bought new in May 22, 1976 @ Schneider Lincoln Mercury in St. Paul, MN Have original bill of sale, window sticker & many other docs.
Husband died less than a year after purchase & his wife put in storage for over 20 years. She never drove it & hated the color.
2nd owner – a pal of mine – had it about 25 years & kept it stored.
He used to own a Chevy Dealership in MN.
Had his mechanic just went over the car – (August 2020) – rebuilt carb, changed fluids, checked everything, buffed, waxed & detailed
No fluid drips – Tires are like new – 2nd owner replaced them.
All storage was inside since new & on a battery tender
This has to be one of the lowest mile & most original 76’s anywhere?
The car was just not driven very often.
It has been started at least a couple times a year while in storage & had short warm up drives (a couple miles) to insure everything was working OK.
The car really belongs in a museum.
For more information or photos contact:
Jim Smith – GMMG Registry
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
November 29, 2020 (photo is difficult to read)
76 LIPSTICK from 2nd owner.
Jim — Hope you’re doing well — Let me tell you from the day I bought the car.
The car was in a small garage in St. Paul, MN and was owned by an elderly lady (Bernice Hoff) I think was her name. She told me that her husband bought the car in ST. Paul and she hated the color and would not be caught dead in it. Her husband passed away a few months later and she keep it in their garage. Every once or twice a year she would take it to the local gas station and they would check it over and wash it and change oil + + .
A good customer of mine worked at the station part time and told me about this Lincoln and said I should buy it – well I did and when I picked it up the tires were flat from not driving it much, I replaced them.
Through the years I never drove it much and stored in a garage with it covered (not heated) in Belle Plaine, MN with a number of my other old cars, trailers, snowmobiles and hunting equipment. I would have my shop look after it thought the years (they put more miles on the car than I did) and then I would drive it once in a while.
I thought I would sell it just because I never used it and when you we’re looking at it, I had 2 other buyers giving me offers and decided to sell it to you. I was going to bring it down here to the Auction BUT didn’t want to go through the BS.
The miles are true (2,178 miles) – the car cover one of my employees must of took it – They bought it New at I think Schneider Lincoln-Mercury in St. Paul – you have a part of the window sticker – I think with the list price.
Xxx got Covid 19 on about Oct. 24th so they canceled the surgery and hope to have it done in Jan or Feb in MN. See you when you get down here. Enjoy the Lincoln – whatever you do with it and whatever you sell it for BUT the miles are actual and I was the second owner – as far as service records there are none.
November 22, 2020 – a note on value from LCCE – UK – https://lincolnclub.eu/about-us
Hi Jim, I will present it next weekend on the LCCE website and send you the Link. I was too busy this weekend but forwarded it already to our club president.
If this is all real and if I had only some money left, I would not take me 5 minutes to think about your offer, 28000$ for such car. But your right, this car belongs into a museum in US, https://www.lincolncarmuseum.org would be a good place. For me that car is worth double or even triple of what you are your asking. Really hope it will find a good home.
How many Lipstick Editions were built? I am not sure. Some say between 100 & about 150 with most being white. Not sure how many red?
How many are left? Again, unclear – maybe around 50?
…………from the Internet………
The “Lipstick Edition” was part of the highly successful designer series of cars produced in 1976. It is estimated that fewer than 100 of the Lipstick Edition Mark IV were produced, and you will be extremely hard pressed to find another like this vehicle. This is rare and collectible car !!!
It’s unknown how many “Lipstick” cars were made, and estimates vary wildly – from 50-100 to up to 1,000 (which seems very unlikely).
One of 131 produced with this special
paint and trim option in 1976. Most Lipstick cars were White.
I think 70’s Lincolns are the best built cars of there era and undervalued
for their quality and styling…
2021 Mecum Kissimmee Lincoln Sales
J156 1978 Diamond Jubilee – Gold – 10k miles $37,500
J157 1978 Pucci Edition – Silver – 19k miles $44,000
S103 1978 Cartier Edition – Tan – 2,700 miles $ 33,850 with fees
S49 1976 Lipstick – Red – Huggy Bear – 12,750 miles $28,000 – $30,800 with fees
Jim’s1976 Lipstick Edition
2,199 original miles
Unmolested survivor – untouched
Two owners in 45 years – I am #3
Under the money @ $28k
Contact: Jim Smith – GMMG Registry Balsam Lake, WI 54810 715-529-0898 firstname.lastname@example.org