Post here if you can provide authenticity info

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Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:16 pm

This is for the proposed 1970-79 Continental Information Manual.

Add your name to this thread by posting and I will put you on the committee.

Barry: 77 Town Car w/460
Saucy: 77 Town Car w/??? & 75 Town Car (no motor)
Spot: 77 Town Car w/???
wasagachris: 73 Town Car & 76 TC
Spot: 77 Continental Coupe w/???
Castrosua: 72 Sedan (Town Car or Continental?)

I'd say I need at least one or two of every car and model.
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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby Barry Wolk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:18 pm

Me. (77 Town Car)
'56 Mark II convertible, '51 Royal Spartanette, '56 Chris Craft Continental
'68 Lincoln Continental Limo, '77 Town Car, '55 356 Porsche Continental cabrio,
'69 Mark III convertible,'88 BMW 750iL, '88 BMW 325iX, '97 BMW Z-3, '98 ML-320

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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby sauceman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Me 2!



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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby Spot » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 pm

And Me.

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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:50 pm

And what year cars you have access to.
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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby sauceman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:41 pm

As of now a 77 Town car and a partial 75 Town car (no engine).



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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby wasagachris » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:08 pm

I'll use my cars. 73 TC and 76TC
1961 Lincoln Continental 4 Dr Sedan,
1973 Lincoln Continental Town Car 4 Dr,
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Re: Post here if you wish to provide authenticity information

Postby Spot » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:53 pm

77 Continental Coupe
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Castrosua » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm

AL with a 72 4 dr Sedan
1972 Lincoln Continental 4dr
1973 Lincoln Continental TownCar
2004 Ford Crown Vic Sport
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:05 am

Please check the top post and see if I have the correct info. I'd like to know engine info (if 77 or later) and if your Continental is a Town Car or not.
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby sauceman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:37 am

Ok Dan, my 77 TC has;

460 ci
Auto-dim / power off headlights
Illuminated door locks
Leather
Intermittent wipers

Not sure what other features that I have are standard or options.



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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Spot » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 am

Hi Dan,

I (sadly) only have my 77 Continental Coupe (without the Town trim, but the script on the vinyl roof (factory mistake)). No further Town Car !
It has the 460 and cloth Twin Comfort Lounge Seats.
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Perry Bush » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:29 am

I'm in with the '79 Town Coupe, 20K miles, moonroof, very clean in and out. Maintence items have been replaced; wires, belts, hoses, etc...otherwise original.

Could possibly help with the others in my signature, but they're not nearly as nice, yet.

Good idea - Thanks!
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:40 am

The nice thing about determining authenticity is that the condition is not really what's important. Original clamps, decals, markings can be observed on multiple cars. We're all going to learn how to spot an original part by design, style, etc.

Original plating materials can be determined by removing rusted bolts and looking underneath for portions of the original material. The type of corrosion can tell you if a part was zinc plated, galvanized, chromated, etc.
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Re: Post here if you can provide authenticity info

Postby badwf » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:51 pm

Dan,

I have a '78 Lincoln Continental Town Car with a 460cid engine. Would that help?
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