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SVT98t
02-21-2012, 05:01 PM
A burnt up 66 T-bird:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/shadz39/IMG_20120221_141329.jpg

And a Mark V??? It was a 78:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/shadz39/IMG_20120221_143120.jpg

Yup.

-ryan s.

87gtVIC
02-21-2012, 05:14 PM
I believe it is a MK5. Usually says on the grill badge that seems to be missing. lol

Did that have a big glass roof?

jaywish
02-21-2012, 05:14 PM
OH Why did you post that.... that poor Tbird...

tjc78
02-21-2012, 05:22 PM
That Mark V is a Diamond Jubilee Edition. If you go back to that yard, grab the opera windows. If its a true DJE the opera window will say it. I would be willing to bet you could get some decent scratch for that (they have a diamond chip in them). Having said that.....the center console, the woodgrain on the seatbacks and if the tool kit is in the trunk would also be nice little items to make a buck on.

1990LTD
02-21-2012, 09:20 PM
poor old darlins.

86VickyLX
02-21-2012, 10:16 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/shadz39/IMG_20120221_143120.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/1978_Lincoln_Mark_V_Diamond_Jubilee.JPG

79lincolnlover
02-21-2012, 10:28 PM
:cry:

ford man
02-22-2012, 01:20 AM
Thunderbird Landau.

I've seen a mint diamond jubilee hood ornament on ebay sell for 1,500 dollars.
Somebody should save that 460BBF too!

MrMarquis
02-22-2012, 06:25 AM
Love the color-keyed turbines on the Mk. Vs.

MattsLincoln
02-22-2012, 07:36 AM
poor mark v. that is one nice car

86VickyLX
02-22-2012, 05:26 PM
Somebody should save that 460BBF too!

I could've sworn they had 429s, not 460s...

gadget73
02-22-2012, 07:31 PM
460 or 400 in the Mark V. No 429. I don't think any Lincoln ever had a 429, though I may be wrong on that. Pretty sure it went from the old 462 MEL to the 460.

hypostang
02-22-2012, 07:35 PM
My local pullapart had a diamond jubilee a few years ago ... I made a fortune off that car

mercurygm88
02-22-2012, 07:38 PM
I could've sworn they had 429s, not 460s...

Every diamond jubilee I've ever seen listed anywhere was a 460 4BBL dual exhaust. The mark V and continentals/ town cars I've seen have been 460 4BBL and 400 2BBl. Though there may have been 460's with a 2BBL not positive though. I have seen several 429 T-birds from the 70's though.

ford man
02-22-2012, 08:56 PM
The 460 replaced the 429 in 1973 as the top option in Ford and Mercury cars. Like gadget said, I don't think the 429 was every offered in a Lincoln. Lincolns got the 460. I THINK 460's always came 4 barrel and dual exhaust.

That's definetly the 460 pictured in this Mark V.

The Last year Mark V, 1979, would have been the 400 only because the 460 was no longer available after 1978 in ford cars.

ford man
02-22-2012, 08:57 PM
My local pullapart had a diamond jubilee a few years ago ... I made a fortune off that car

Really... what parts did you do good on? Sell it on ebay?

gadget73
02-22-2012, 10:50 PM
Much of the trim is specific to the DJ. Those rear opera windows, basically the whole interior, the wheels, the body trim, badging, etc. Have a look at the interior of one sometime. The dashboard is really cool with these plastic coated aluminum panels that are specific for that model. The body trim has these neat patterns etched into it. The turbines are color matched. The seats and door panels are a specific cloth pattern.

ford man
02-23-2012, 12:08 AM
Much of the trim is specific to the DJ. Those rear opera windows, basically the whole interior, the wheels, the body trim, badging, etc. Have a look at the interior of one sometime. The dashboard is really cool with these plastic coated aluminum panels that are specific for that model. The body trim has these neat patterns etched into it. The turbines are color matched. The seats and door panels are a specific cloth pattern.

Yes true. I'm familiar with the special edition Diamond Jubilee. I believe they stickered for about double over a regular Mark V. I was curious what parts brought the big money... maybe everything you mentioned? I didn't know people were looking for this stuff. With that velour interior I would think you would want to buy one of these in the mintiest condition possible. I lot of them were put away and available with very low mileage still today. Be a lot cheaper in the long run to just buy a nice one then to piece one together. People who collect these want everything all original anyways. I think the Diamond Jubilee was the first Ford to have clear coat paint but I could be wrong.

gadget73
02-23-2012, 12:14 AM
well, if you have a nice one that has one piece of damaged trim or something like that, you'd want that one part. I don't think anyone repros those pieces, and I'd wager NOS just doesn't exist anymore.

ford man
02-23-2012, 04:56 AM
well, if you have a nice one that has one piece of damaged trim or something like that, you'd want that one part. I don't think anyone repros those pieces, and I'd wager NOS just doesn't exist anymore.

True...

hypostang
02-23-2012, 08:12 PM
Really... what parts did you do good on? Sell it on ebay?

Yup Ebay , I sold the console , the factory radio with CB , the dash woodgrain trim as well as the passenger trim , the leather dash pad , the trunk lock cover , the leather owners manual case , and the Mark V emblem off the grill .... off the top of my head

here is a pic of the car the first time I saw it

Mercracer
02-23-2012, 10:49 PM
Always check the VIN of 66 birds as quite a few came with a 428. A fire isn't likely to hurt the block and definitely wouldn't hurt the crank which is the hardest thing to find.

LTDMan83
04-08-2012, 03:12 PM
I've always loved those model T-Birds, and have actually been seriously thinking lately about picking up a T-Bird of that particular vintage, and storing it back in my Storage Pod, for future Restoration. Would love to have one of those to go along with my '88. There is a '66-'68 for sale about 35 miles from here, and I'm thinking I might bite if the price is right.

Love how someone spray painted "SAVE" on that poor old MKV, shows that someone had good intentions, though I doubt anyone ever did, looks too far gone to be worth it, and nice examples are easily found in the $3-5K range.

87DeuceVic
04-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Love how someone spray painted "SAVE" on that poor old MKV, shows that someone had good intentions

Im willing to bet it was the salvage yard that painted that on, to insure it doesnt get sent to the crusher yet. They probably want to strip parts off it first.

RyPow
01-18-2013, 02:36 PM
I felt like reviving this thread - I bought a Mark V DJE last summer. Got a whole bunch of parts shipped from a guy in the Maritimes including mint front seats, console, opera windows etc. They're probably my favorite '70s Lincoln, and arguably the most collectable of that era (aside from the '79 Collector's Series, but you have to put up with the 400 2bbl in those, no 460 option).

Both the 460 and dual exhausts were actually options on the '78 Mark V, including the DJE (460, duals, sunroof, CB, block heater were the only DJE options, IIRC). They were commonly ordered, so 400-powered '78s are somewhat rare. I've never seen or heard of a 400 in a DJE, although it was possible.

'77s had the 460 standard everywhere except California (I believe), and '79s were 400 only.

What ever became of this junkyard DJE?

79lincolnlover
01-19-2013, 12:26 AM
Got a whole bunch of parts shipped from a guy in the Maritimes including mint front seats, console, opera windows etc.

http://novascotia.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1978-Lincoln-Mark-Series-Diamond-Jubilee-Coupe-and-1974-Mark-IV-W0QQAdIdZ387164159

tjc78
01-19-2013, 07:50 AM
I felt like reviving this thread - I bought a Mark V DJE last summer. Got a whole bunch of parts shipped from a guy in the Maritimes including mint front seats, console, opera windows etc. They're probably my favorite '70s Lincoln, and arguably the most collectable of that era (aside from the '79 Collector's Series, but you have to put up with the 400 2bbl in those, no 460 option).

Both the 460 and dual exhausts were actually options on the '78 Mark V, including the DJE (460, duals, sunroof, CB, block heater were the only DJE options, IIRC). They were commonly ordered, so 400-powered '78s are somewhat rare. I've never seen or heard of a 400 in a DJE, although it was possible.

'77s had the 460 standard everywhere except California (I believe), and '79s were 400 only.

What ever became of this junkyard DJE?

I've never seen a 400 DJE.

Djtb78
01-30-2013, 08:09 PM
My second car was a dj t-bird bought new by my grandmother,the year 1984 I was 16 car had 40k on it. If I only knew what it would be worth today,I still would have beat the crap out of it. I was 16 after all! They made around 18k of the Thunderbirds,not many had power sun roof,mine did.so many memories of that car! One of my faves was soaking the underclassmen whenever it wouLd rain I would get up to about 35mph and ride the curb and just douche them as they were walking home! Mine had the 351m power rating was about the same as my 89 Vic, but man did it have some torque,it would do massive one wheel burnouts. A fine Ford automobile!