March 10, 2021
Day 3 of 7 Days of Lincoln…
This 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III is presented in a shade of green which was very popular for the time. There were 22 colors offered by Lincoln for MY 1969 — but none of them match what was described on this car's For Sale sign as “Limited Color - Belmont Green.” Perhaps it was “limited” because Belmont Green was a 1968 color. You can see the standard 1969 colors below, and check out just about any paint chips you like on autocolorlibrary.com which is where we go for all of our paint references. Interior choices were just as interesting, as the brochure pointed out: “Simulated East Indian Rosewood/English Oak woodgrain appliqués on instrument panel, steering wheel, and door panels.” Brochure photos of the optional 8-track tape player show it with a cartridge labeled “Ford Family of Fine Music.” Wondering if that was an actual thing, I did a Google search and found one, from 1969, for sale on eBay (Buy It Now price of $120. Yikes! You can also make an offer). Check out the music selections below. We found today’s RealRide back in 2015 on a Wheatfield street corner.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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