1976 Lincoln Mark IV Lipstick Edition (special edition)
2,199 original miles
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
Plastic is still on rear seat belts – rear seats may never have been used?
Car is neat & clean. Minor detailing in engine compartment could be done.
Frame is clean with no rust
There are a few rock chips on passenger side (front of hood). I have decided not to touch up to keep the car 100% untouched & original.
The new owner can decide what they want to do.
2nd owner’s mechanic just went thru the car (Aug. 2020) & buffed it
Rebuilt Carb – Changed fluids – checked brakes, transmission & everything else
No fluid drips – Tires are like new
Window sticker – Broadcast Sheet – Brass Tag – & many other 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 climate-controlled storage for over 20 years. She never drove it.
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
All storage was in a climate-controlled building 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.
Jim Smith – GMMG Registry
Balsam Lake, WI 54810