Six years ago, in the summer of 2010, this 1968 Lincoln Continental was stolen. The Lincoln was taken from private property on County Road 1455 outside of the city of Mt Pleasant, Texas. At the time the car was wearing Texas License Plate UCF-132 and the Vehicle Identification Number is 8Y82G804408.
The car is a 4 door sedan with suicide rear doors and is cameo green in color with a few gray and rust colored primer spots on body. Originally it had a green vinyl roof but the vinyl had been removed. The interior features light mint green door panels with darker green cloth seats that had already been reupholstered. The drivers front door has a mismatched arm rest; it’s a darker almost an eggplant color, otherwise the interior was in pristine shape. The passenger side rear door has a minor crease in it and the rocker moldings, door edge trim, and wheel trim were in the trunk.
The car is fairly rare as it’s an early production 462 powered car and it was ordered without any options. No cruise control, power vent windows, rear defroster, auto-dimming headlights, tilt column on this car. As it sat the 462 MEL engine was not running and would have needed to be moved with a wrecker or put on a trailer. One other distinctive feature on this car is that it had a heavy duty class III receiver hitch on the back that hung below the rear bumper and there was a minor dent in the trunk lid on the driver side.
The Lincoln was the first car I ever owned and had been in the family for nearly 30 years. The car was gifted to me when I was 12 years old and I learned to drive in this car. I kept it for over 20 years with plans to rebuild it when I had the time. At the time of the theft I was within a few weeks of starting that build.
If you’ve seen this vehicle please call the Titus County Texas Sheriff’s Office at 903-572-6641.