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1971 Lincoln Continental

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50 Years of Luxury and Elegance


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Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:15:39 AM

Image: 1971 Lincoln Continental CoupeOur final car of 2009 is published: the 1971 Lincoln Continental. 1971 was an important year for Lincoln, as it represented Lincoln's Golden Anniversary (50 years). Even though all-new styling had been introduced for 1970, (the first completely new Lincoln in almost a decade), sales fell from 1969. Sales would drop again for 1971, with the Coupé model showing a surprising increase to offset the decline in demand for the Sedan.

Slower than expected sales in the 1970-1971 period motivated Lincoln's stylists to make more widespread changes for 1972. The changes were effective, as sales would increase for 1972.

A special limited edition Town Car commemmorated Lincoln's 50th anniversary, and would be made a full production model for 1972, as well. Enjoy your visit to Planet Lincoln, circa 1971, and we'll be back in the new year with more exciting classic cars!

Friday, December 25, 2009 8:21:16 AM


Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:36:32 AM

Two things this morning:

1. The Showroom featured car has been relisted, and so we're going to continue to feature it until the auction ends. We feel it's a truly remarkable automobile, and want to make sure those who are interested in a Continental Mark IV consider it.

2. This one is the most important: Have a happy holiday with friends and family, be careful, be happy, and enjoy yourself (but not too much!) If you're traveling, the roads are bad in some parts of the country, so don't take any chances. Remember: it's better to arrive late. Take care everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009 7:59:16 AM

For sale in The Showroom right now is a beautiful 1974 Continental Mark IV with just 3,100 actual miles! This is a brand new car in appearance, and is still titled with the original title issued in 1974. One owner, and loaded with almost every option offered in 1974 (no power sunroof). If you've always wanted a Mark IV, this is your car. It's show ready upon delivery. A rare color combination makes certain you won't see another like it. Check it out! (Image removed due to auction ended.)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 7:54:26 AM

The Showroom at Automotive Mileposts is currently featuring a beautiful 1964 Ford Thunderbird Landau for sale. Finished in Prairie Tan with a black vinyl roof and interior, this original car is loaded with almost every option, and has a very well documented history. The underside is clean and must be seen to be believed. If you've been waiting to find a very clean original car that hasn't been restored or messed with by a previous owner, this one deserves your consideration!

Monday, December 07, 2009 6:58:16 AM

A 1966-1967 Ford Thunderbird Contoured Headliner article has been published. In 1966, Ford introduced two new Thunderbird models: the Town Hardtop and Town Landau. Both featured a unique, sophisticated roofline and a roof-mounted console inside. The molded headliner panels were contoured and provided recesses for the sun visors. The console included warning lights to remind occupants to buckle up, warn the driver of low fuel or a door ajar, and included an emergency flasher light and switch. This called attention to the interior roof area of the car like never before, and was very popular with Thunderbird buyers. But this design was not without a few problems, which included failure of the adhesive after a few years, causing drooping headliners that weren't easily repaired. This article provides part numbers and trim color codes for the 1966 and 1967 Thunderbirds with this type of headliner. Later, we'll include removal and installation instructions as well as a guide to repairing the cardboard panels if they're broken.

Thank you—new site traffic threshold achieved! There are many ways a web site can gauge its popularity. Annual, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly traffic counts are among them. Yesterday, (Sunday, December 6) Automotive Mileposts set a new record for unique visitors to the site during one of the time periods in which we measure traffic. AM exceeded 250,000 unique visitors for the first time during this period. And we owe it all to our loyal visitors who share our enthusiasm for the great cars on the site. Thank you again for your support, it means so much to us!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 8:08:08 AM

The Thunderbird Sunroof Registry was updated early this morning, and during the process passed the 400 count! Thunderbirds equipped with this option are rare, and in most years represent the original concept of the T-bird best: providing personal luxury with a hint of sport, with the flexibility of an open or closed car, depending on the desire of the driver at that moment in time. More registries will be added soon!

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:34:25 AM

Image: Christmas Tree2009 Holiday Greeting from Automotive Mileposts. Each year, we create a holiday greeting for our site visitors. We thank you for your support of the site, and we know it grows and succeeds only due to that support. Click the link to view this year's message.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone from All of Us at Automotive Mileposts!

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