<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853

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Lot 574
1976 Lincoln Mark IV

Sold for US$ 47,040 inc. premium
1976 Lincoln Mark IV
Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853

460ci OHV V8
Single Carburetor
225bhp at 4,000rpm
3-Speed C-6 Automatic Transmission
Independent Front with Live Axle Rear Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Purchased by Elvis Presley new
*A longtime Texas car
*Fewer than 9,800 original miles
*An excellent highway cruiser


THE LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

When Lee Iococca of Ford discussed the styling of the new Lincoln model with top designer Gene Bordinat, he basically directed him to put a 'Rolls-Royce grille on a 1965 Thunderbird'. The result was the iconic Lincoln Mark III –a grandiose and boxy fusion of the fourth generation Lincoln Continental and the fifth generation Thunderbird, designed specifically to compete with Cadillac's popular and luxurious Eldorado. A resounding success from its initiation in September 1968, Lincoln chose an evolutionary design path for the Mark IV that debuted in 1972. Carrying a similar profile, the car grew in size slightly, incorporated opera windows in the c-pillar, and added 5mph bumpers in 1974.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A true, honest piece of Tupelo history, this Lincoln has the honor of being purchased by the man himself, Elvis Presley. Intended as a gift for Police Captain Jerry Kennedy of Denver, Colorado, Presley wished to thank the man for his service providing security for his appearances in Cantwell and Pietrafeso. Documents on file clearly show the vehicle being purchased, via scanned checks and invoices, by Mr. Presley from Kumpf Lincoln-Mercury of Denver Colorado on January 14, 1976 for $13,386.

This substantial piece of American Luxury entered the collection in Tupelo early in 1995 after being bought at auction and has remained a staple part of the collection ever since. Being well taken care of for its entire life, it should come as no surprise that the vehicle presents in wonderful condition today. The pristine interior appears as though very few people have ever sat within the car, and the exterior shows equally without blemish.
A representation of the King's generosity and a fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of Elvis history (in his hometown no less,) this Lincoln Mark IV is a true piece of Americana.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the correct chassis number is 6Y89A851385, and also note that the correct mileage on this vehicle is 32,366 miles.
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<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
<b>1976 Lincoln Mark IV</b><br />Chassis no. 3CY89A8513853
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