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1971 Continental Mark III
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 27,091
INTRODUCTION DATE: September 18, 1970
Base Price: $8,421
Body Style Code: 65A
VIN/Body Serial Code: 89


ENGINE CODE : A
  • 460 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine (365 Horsepower)
  • 4-Barrel Motorcraft Carburetor/Dual Exhaust System
  • 4.36" Bore x 3.85" Stroke/10.5:1 Compression
  • 500 lb.-ft. Torque at 2800 rpm
  • Cylinders alignment: V 8
  • Displacement: 7536 cm3 / 459.8 cui
  • Bore: 110.74 mm / 4.36 in
  • Stroke: 97.79 mm / 3.85 in
  • Compression ratio: 10.5 : 1
  • Power gross: 272 kW / 370 PS / 365 hp (SAE)/ 4600
  • Torque gross: 678 Nm / 500 ft-lb/ 2800


TRANSMISSION CODE

U - C6 SelectShift Automatic Torque Converter
Z - C6 Special SelectShift Automatic Torque Converter

REAR AXLE CODES

4 - 2.80:1
6 - 3.00:1 Optional
M - 2.80:1 Traction-Lok Differential
O - 3.00:1 Optional; Traction-Lok Differential

SUSPENSION

Front Cushion-link with spring-loaded ball joints, deep-coil springs, link-type stabilizer bar

Rear Coil-link with double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers


DIMENSIONS

Length: 5489 mm / 216.1 in
Width: 2017 mm / 79.4 in
Height: 1346 mm / 53 in
Wheelbase: 2977 mm / 117.2 in
Front track: 1582 mm / 62.3 in
Rear track: 1582 mm / 62.3 in

Fuel capacity: 87 liter / 23 U.S. gal / 19.1 imp. gal
Turning circle btw. curbs: 12.8 m / 42 ft
Drag coefficient claimed:

Drag coefficient estimated by a-c: 0.55

Legroom: 1st row: 41.5 in / 1054 mm
2nd row: 34.7 in / 881 mm
Shoulder room: 1st row: 58.1 in / 1476 mm
2nd row: 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Headroom: 1st row: 37.1 in / 942 mm
2nd row: 36.5 in / 927 mm
Hiproom: 1st row: 58.3 in / 1481 mm
2nd row: 60.4 in / 1534 mm
Curb weight (without a driver): 2269 kg / 5002 lbs

PERFORMANCE:
0- 1/4mile (s): 15.5
speed at 1/4mile: 147 km/h / 91 mph
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