In 1978 The Ford Motor Company celebrated its 75th anniversary with two commemorative cars. One being the Lincoln Continental Mk V Diamond Jubilee edition. They only produced a limited number of 5159 and 2557 were the Gold edition like this one. The DJ option was an additional $8,000 over the base model making it the most expensive US production car in 1978 with a total value of $22,000. This particular car has travelled only 27,100 miles and was owned by a judge who only drove it to Florida in winter and back to his other house in summer. It has the 400 c.i Cleveland V8, 4 wheel disc brakes with steering mounted cruise control. The car has all the Lincoln luxurys you would expect, some of the list includes. Power Everything (Steering, windows, seats, antenna, door locks and trunk release) Air con, Auto headlight dimmers, factory turbine mags, half vinyl landau roof, padded vinyl decklid kickup, AM/FM radio, 8 track quadrifonic sound system, digital miles to empty gauge, rare optional power quarter glass windows, Opera windows featuring the words Diamond Jubilee edition in gold coloured script and the dot over the letter " I " has a diamond in the glass. Centre console with two storage compartments with storage for a matching umbrella on the underside of the lid. The beautiful luxury cloth seating only in the DJ cars has a unique broad lace insert in the top part of the seat. The seats and indeed all the interior are in excellent, unmarked and original showroom condition. The exterior paint and chrome is in very good condition but has had minor touch ups in its life of 36 years. All DJ editions were supplied with their own special kit which includes leather bound owner’s manual, special tool kit, umbrella, automatic garage door openers, spare bulbs, torch etc. All these items are intact and with the car and in excellent condition ( see photo) The car sat idle in a sealed garage along with his other cars for quite a few years after the judge passed away and only recently removed by the family to wind up the estate. Since buying the vehicle I have replaced alot of the old parts with brand new especially the ones that deteriate over time. I have recently fitted the following brand new items. - Four brand new tyres (fitted only this week) - Flexible Brake Lines - Fully flushed the brake lines with new fluid - Power Steering Hoses - All other hoses and belts - Radiator - Fuel tank has been pressure cleaned and resin coated - Fuel pump and fuel filters - Spark plugs - Carby kit It has full Australian compliance, registered and a current QLD RWC and currently on club registration. The car is an absolute delight to drive and is quiet and smooth as you would expect with one of the world’s best luxury cars produced. If this is the type of vehicle you are looking for when you see it, you will love it. If you drive it you'll buy it.