Jay Leno goes land yachting in a 1958 Continental Mark III

The Lincoln Continental is a shadow of its former self. The current-generation model has been supplanted by the Navigator as Lincoln’s flagship, but the Continental name once denoted some of the most-prestigious luxury cars America had to offer. One of those cars was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage.

This 1958 Continental Mark III was built during the last year of a three-year period when the nameplate was sold as a separate brand. A facelifted version of this car became a Lincoln in 1959. As a standalone brand, Continental sat above Lincoln in Ford’s hierarchy.

A 430-cubic-inch V-8 propels this land yacht, sending 375 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission. Leno reckons when new it would  do 0-60 mph in the 8.0-second range, which was decently quick in the 1950s. Jay guesses the car weighs close to 6,000 pounds with two people on board, but the

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Cool Car Ads from the 1980s in Photos

The 1980s may not have been the best decade for cars—not for starters, at least—but it was a great decade for car ads. The malaise era was drawing to a close and the economy was picking up speed. Cars were getting better, people had money to spend, and automakers were keen to get at those dollars, so they spent lavishly on car magazine ads. But where was the beef? We combed through car magazines from the 1980s looking for gems, and this is what we found.

1980 Chevrolet Citation

Ah, innocence. How sweet it is. This ad was put out in the early days of GM’s infamous X-Cars, when all Chevrolet thought they had to was convince buyers why a compact front-wheel-drive car was a good idea—a challenge, to be sure, but nothing compared to what lay ahead. What the public had yet to realize

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