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YAK Car Pic of the Day

78 linc wht ton f copy

This 1978 Lincoln Continental certainly looks huge. Well, I guess it is. The Lincoln folks, perhaps smarting from GM’s downsizing of their full-sized cars the previous year, downplayed the LC’s bargeness by eliminating the fender skirts to break up the massiveness of the sides of the car. But no one was willing to retool the rear quarters, so they slipped-in tiny little fender skirts instead. Unfortunately, on most of the ones I’ve seen over the years, including this one in Tonawanda, the trim on the mini skirt doesn’t line up with the rest of the side trim. But, you’ll be glad to know that inside each of those really big doors was “…a tripartite sandwich of steel beams.” No wonder they were so heavy!

78 linc wht ton r copy— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

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