Key facts

Lincoln Continental Town Car, 1973 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5829 mm
How heavy?
2386 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7539 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
222 PS / 219 bhp / 163 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
488 Nm / 360 / 49.8 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.40 s


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1973 Lincoln Continental Town Car technical specifications


The Lincoln Continental Town Car is a 4 door sedan/saloon-bodied car with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 7.5 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 219 bhp (222 PS/163 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 488 N·m (360 lb·ft/49.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm.
A 3 speed automatic transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The Lincoln Continental Town Car weighs a claimed 2386 kg at the kerb.
1973 Lincoln Continental Town Car data
Lincoln Continental Town Car, 1973 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3226 127
Track/tread (front) 1633 64.3
Track/tread (rear) 1633 64.3
Length 5829 229.5
Width 2022 79.6
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 2386 kg 5260 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 7.5 litre
7539 cc
(460.058 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.74 × 97.8 mm
4.36 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 222 PS (219 bhp) (163 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 29 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 64.73 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 813.4 kPa (118 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 942.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.40 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.60 s
@ 80.20 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 93.06 PS/g
68.44 kW/g
91.79 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.61 kg/kW
24.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 3.990
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.3Li.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 230-15
Tyres rear 230-15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.75
general ID142582
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Lincoln Continental Town Car added 2006-05-31.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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