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    What are your thoughts on this pretty much blacked out Continental?

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    Looks okay I guess, but I prefer the original look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Fan View Post
    Looks okay I guess, but I prefer the original look.
    As Slick Fan wrote; not a style that I would buy.

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    I usually don't like blacked out cars, but this looks really good. That said, it's still not something I would buy.
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    The car would be acceptable if and only if it had the needed features to back up the good looks. It should have red calipers and an engine with HP of at least 500 to 650. If it has the look then it needs the back-up. I may consider it then. Maybe Lincoln could use one like this to get younger owners and boost sales!
    Upon looking at the car further it has a more aggressive look. Hard to believe all the chrome and shiny adds the look of luxury.

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    I'm old school. A blacked out car looks unfinished to me.

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    It reminds me of the Lincoln Mark VIII LSC of years ago. The black version looked pretty much just like this...
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    Back in the old days, the saying was "If it don't go, chrome it".
    I guess this one must go. ��

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    Second thoughts...... I was talking about this car with my husband and we both have seen cars that are blacked out. Cadillac had one model that we saw as a used car. Since we live in PA , we always refer to these as Mennonite cars. Since certain Mennonite sects can drive cars , they were not allowed to take any pride in the vehicle. So all chrome had to be blacked out. So a car like that ( blacked out ) would not be a car with any pride or a good look. So it should just fade into the background. We still see some Mennonite cars in the area. Could you imagine a Mennonite family in this car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    It reminds me of the Lincoln Mark VIII LSC of years ago. The black version looked pretty much just like this...
    True...and I didn't care for those cars either, all blacked out.
    Regarding the above Continental, I think I'd have to put big chrome wheels on it at least, to make it mildly appealing to me. I've just never been a fan of all black wheels on most anything.

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    This is why these features come in "options". Some people want them, others don't...
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    Not a big fan of blacked out cars. The standard Continental has presence, this one doesn't.

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    i'm not into the "murdered-out" look whatsoever. and not on this car. Contrast highlights, however small, make a big difference than just a big ink blot on wheels. I see the side-strakes were left alone, but its not enough.

    I DO like the black grille insert...the wheels make for too much black...likely a brushed metal finish would suffice on the wheels & would be a big improvement... maybe even in a mid-tone, say, titanium that still offers contrast...IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    This is why these features come in "options". Some people want them, others don't...
    I don't understand why you asked for people's opinions, then. Why bother?

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    Welll, at least you stirred up some interesting conversation, Sal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BlinkGone View Post
    I don't understand why you asked for people's opinions, then. Why bother?
    I don't understand the reasoning behind your question. I didn't tell anyone they had to like the blacked out look. Some people like it; some people don't. That's fine. Why does "This is why these features come in 'options'" make you ask why I bothered asking what people thought of the look? People are giving me their opinion. Great. That's exactly what I wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Welll, at least you stirred up some interesting conversation, Sal.
    That he did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Fan View Post
    That he did!
    Something we definitely need more of around here!
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    I picked up an engine oil filter for my son's Dodge Grand Caravan yesterday. The dealership had a Dodge SRT in the showroom and it was blacked out and had the red brake calipers, as Pasadena Lady thinks the Continental should have. It certainly has presence, like Darth Vader, a sinister look.

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    I wonder how much it costs to do the blacked out look?

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    Well, the cost to do the black out skin is about $7000. The wheels are about $3200 for 21"or 22" I don't remember which one the dealer said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Well, the cost to do the black out skin is about $7000. The wheels are about $3200 for 21"or 22" I don't remember which one the dealer said.
    $7000?! My nephew you could do it for you for $500.
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    Remember these are California prices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasadena Lady View Post
    Remember these are California prices!
    I love California but I'm glad I don't live there!
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    The salesman said they did the Conti for the LA auto show. Finally sold it off. Promised me more pics but nothing yet.

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