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Technical specifications

Model:Mark Series
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:460 V8
Number of Cylinders:8
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Before I get into the description of the car, let me give you a littlehistory on the rarity of the BLACK DIAMOND EDITION MARK IV

For 1976, four designer editions were offered: Bill Blass Edition, Cartier Edition, GivenchyEdition, and the Pucci Edition
However, the rarest edition Mark IV was the Black Diamond Luxury Group. It started off with a basic 1976Continental Mark IV, painted in a special Black Diamond FireMetallic paint (code 1L, see picture), which was introduced late in the yearspecifically for this option. Topped by a Custom Landau BlackCayman-grain vinyl roof (code UA) with wide chrome moldings whichfeatured a distinctive Alligator-grain vinyl pattern. This particular vinyl has a shinier finish from themanufacturing process, giving it an almost patent leather look,although not quite that shiny. It does have a higher level of glossthan most automotive vinyls commonly used for vinyl roofinstallations.
Inside, a choice of Black Velour or Black Leather was available,both with Black Patent Leather Cross Straps. A few cars werereportedly built with either Dove Grey Versailles Velour or DoveGrey Leather and Vinyl, which were the same interiors used in theCartier Designer Edition, but they used a different sew pattern, anddid not feature the unique cross straps on the seats.
The Black Diamond Luxury Group was announced late in the year, sothe production run was a short one, which makes this a rarely seenoption today. In fact, many may not even be aware of their Mark IV'sspecial status, since this beautiful color combination is veryunderstated when compared to some of the others available in 1976.In fact, as recently as a year ago one of these cars was offered forsale locally, advertised as "triple black with leather seats." Theseller of the car, who just happened to be the original owner, hadno idea as to its special status, or had long ago forgotten aboutit.

Due to the rarity of this car, I only made modifications on the car thatcan be easily reversed. As you read below of the changes I made, you'llsee that the car can easily be put back to an original Black DiamondEdition Mark IV should you choose to do so at some time in the future.
This gorgeous car is in excellent condition. It has always been garage kept.It only has 54,274 original miles which is only 1,392 miles a year.
This is a totally rust free car. I purchased it from the estate ofthe ORIGINAL OWNER, (see picture of original title).
Paint & body - Excellent - Gorgeous Black Diamond Fire Metallicpaint, (the metallic in this paint is amazing and really needs to beseen in person, pictures can't do it justice, but I tried to give you abetter idea in the close up picture of front fender). Totally rust freecar. I even included pictures of the underside of the doors.
Vinyl top - Excellent - This is the rare "Cayman-grain" vinyl thatlooked like patent leather and was used only on the top's rearquarter. (See close up picture).
Chrome - Excellent
Interior - Excellent - Black Velour Cloth with Black Patent LeatherCross Straps. The dash, door panels, arm rests, door pull straps, woodgrain dash trim, and steering wheel are in excellent condition with nocracks, no wear, no fading. The headliner and carpet are in excellentcondition, and the back seat looks like it has never been sat on. Allthe gauges work just fine with the exception of the clock. The airconditioning has been completely gone thru and outfitted with a newcompressor and a new blower motor, and the system has been updated tothe modern refrigerant. It blows nice and cold.
Engine - Excellent - 460 cubic inch V8 engine. All the belts and hoses have beenreplaced, oil and filter changed, complete tune up, new fuel pump, newbattery, and new coolant. I fitted the powerful 460 with amodern Edelbrock carburetor, (see engine picture), which increaseshorsepower, AND improvesthrottle response, as it gives you improved gas mileage. (The originalcarburetor also goes with the car.) The engine alsofeatures a custom built low restriction dualexhaust system and polished custom exhaust tips.
Transmission & rear end - Excellent
Wheels and Tires - NEW - Wheels are 18" X 8" Ridler with 245/60/18Milestar Performance tires. The original wheels with tires, (seepicture), are NOT included with the sale of this car. However, they areavailable to the winner of this auction for an additional $600.00 shouldhe or she decide they want to purchase them.
So now you can see that due to the rarity of this car, I only mademodifications on the car thatcan be easily reversed. The original carburetor goes with the car so itcould be reinstalled on the car, the original wheels with tires DO NOTgo with the car, but they are available to the winner for an additional$600.00, and the exhaust can be returned to original at any competentexhaust shop. The car can easily be put back to an original BlackDiamondEdition Mark IV should you choose to do so at some time in the future.

If you're looking for a beautiful top notch classic custom totake to car shows, cruisin's, or to just drive and enjoy everydaythen look no further.
All this car needs is you behind the wheel. Fly into Fort MyersAirport, I'll pick you up, and you can drive it home.
This car is also advertised for sale locally, so I reserve the rightto close the auction anytime before the car reaches it's reserveprice.
Any questions, call John 239 558 5969

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