Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Here's a Sweet 1980 Lincoln Versailles to start your Weekend Right…

1980 Lincoln Versailles - Google Chrome 8152014 72325 PM.bmp Welcome to the Hooniverse Weekend Edition, where I try to entertain you for the next two days with whatever I can find around the web that is car related. The late 70’s and early 80’s was a weird time for the auto industry, and the term Malaise has been used to describe this time period, and it actually fits. Here is an example of a car produced during this time period… a Lincoln Versailles, displayed in all of its resplendence with a formal roofline, two-tone paintwork, wire wheel covers, and a blood-red leather interior. Is this car Lustworthy? 1980 Lincoln Versailles - Google Chrome 8152014 72317 PM.bmp We all know the Versailles was an off-shoot of the very successful (US) Ford Granada, which was really a Ford Falcon underneath the upright bodywork. By this time, the chassis was approaching its 20th birthday, complete with a solid rear axle and leaf springs… but does that really detract from this particular car? 1980 Lincoln Versailles - Google Chrome 8152014 72321 PM.bmp According to the Vancouver Craigslist Listing:

Rare Car. Second owner for the past 30 years. Car has 49,xxx documented original kms. Fully Loaded including P/S’Roof, Leather, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes and EEC Engine Control. Only two small specs of rust in the trunk jamb and the car has no other rust showing. The chrome is in excellent condition and the original paint still shines bright. They only made less than 5000 of this year of car and there is reportedly only about a 1000 left. The interior is also in excellent condition. I am selling on behalf of an elderly owner who is selling his collection. He will be available as a part of the sale process. Collector Plated as of now. Come see this Baby Lincoln, you will love it.

1980 Lincoln Versailles - Google Chrome 8152014 72333 PM.bmp Asking price for this baby Lincoln/Granada/Falcon is $9,275, which I think is in Canadian Dollars (or about $8,513 in US Dollars). I happen to like these weird and wonderful Lincolns, even if they were a quick answer to the successful Cadillac Seville of the same time period. Take a look at the listing here, and tell me what you think of this stunning car… 1980 Lincoln Versailles - Google Chrome 8152014 72341 PM.bmp

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