Autoblog Green editor John Beltz Snyder requested me to provide you with one thing for his aspect of the room, so I fortunately obliged. Group participant and all. This will not be what he had in thoughts, however Mr. Snyder can not deny that the automobile you see right here is in actual fact extraordinarily inexperienced.
Actually, the outside of this 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car for sale by Worldwide Vintage Autos is rocking two verdant shades. In line with this authentic brochure, it positive seems like a mixture of Darkish Jade Metallic with Gentle Jade Valino Grain Vinyl Roof. There was really a “Gentle Jade and Darkish Jade Luxurious Group” for ’77 that describes this very automobile’s exterior combo, however that apparently has a “tu-tone” leather-based and vinyl upholstery inside, whereas this automobile would appear to have the elective “Majestic Velour Luxurious Group” in Jade.
Should you marvel why I am oddly fascinated by Malaise period luxurious yachts, descriptors like “Gentle Jade Valino Grain Vinyl” and “Majestic Velour” ought to present key clues.
Properly, these and the specs. The ’77 Continental City Automotive was 233 inches lengthy, which is 11.1 inches longer than a 2021 Lincoln Navigator L … as within the extended-length model. The Town Car was additionally 79.7 inches vast, which is simply 0.2 inches narrower than as we speak’s largest Lincoln. Its wheelbase, nonetheless, was 127.2 inches, which is 4.Four shorter than the Navigator. You do not actually need to see the specs to note that length-to-wheelbase discrepancy, although, simply take a look at that rear overhang!
Then there’s the engine: a 7.5-liter V8. Cool, that have to be superior! False. This improve engine for ’77 produced 208 horsepower and an admittedly sturdy 356 pound-feet of torque. It had a three-speed automated. It additionally weighed in at 4,880 kilos. Gas economic system? Ah, do not actually have EPA figures for ’77, so let’s simply say it was about as inexperienced because the Rose’s Town Car on “Schitt’s Creek.”
So there, a really green car. Joyful John?