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Automotive Mileposts  
Standard Equipment
1970 Continental Mark III
460 CID 4V V-8 Engine (365 Horsepower)
Select-Shift Automatic Transmission
Sure-Track Brake System
Power Front Disc Brakes
Power Steering
Michelin BSW 225-15 Steel Belted Radial Ply
     Tires New for '70
Cartier Electric Chronometer
Power Windows
Concealed Headlamps
Dual Exhaust System
Twin Comfort Lounge Seats (2-Way Power/Both Sides)
Dual Front Folding Armrests, Center Rear
     Folding Armrest
Flow-Thru Ventilation System
Rear Lamp Monitoring System
Automatic Seat Back Release
Locking Steering Column New for '70
Rim Blow Steering Wheel New for '70
Map Light Off Delay Device New for '70
Calvary-Twill Vinyl Roof New for '70
Low Fuel Warning Light Integral with Fuel Gauge
     Header Console with Warning Lights for Door
     Ajar, Headlamp Door Closed, Seat Belt
     Reminder, and Trunk Open
*Concealed Electric Windshield Wipers New for '70
3-Point Restraint System for Front Outboard
     Occupants New for '70
Genuine Walnut Veneer on Instrument Panel, Steering
    Wheel Spokes, Door and Rear Quarter Trim Panels
Automatic Parking Brake Release
Adjustable Head Restraints
Visor Vanity Mirror
Deep-Cut Pile Carpeting
Fully Carpeted Luggage Compartment and Spare
     Tire Cover
Nylon Cloth Upholstery with Vinyl Trim
Dual Hydraulic Brake System with Warning Light
Energy Absorbing Steering Column and Steering Wheel
Energy Absorbing Instrument Panel with Padding
Padded Sun Visors
WIndshield Washers
4-Way Emergency Flasher
Backup Lights
Self-Locking Front Seat Backs
Outside Left Hand Remote Control Rear View Mirror
Non-Reversing Odometer
Paint Stripe
Full Wheel Covers

*Two types of windshield wiper systems were provided in 1970. The new electric wipers were two speed, with an adjustable interval feature that paused the wipers for up to ten seconds between cycles. This was most frequently seen on early production units, but was used throughout the rest of the year, if requested by special order. The more common variable-speed hydraulic wipers were also used throughout production.
1970 Continental Mark III rear deck view
There's more than just a hint of the1956-57 Continental Mark II from this vantage point. 13.5 cubic feet of luggage capacity was hidden below this distinctive rear deck, and the spare tire inside was covered in a dark gray material that matched the trunk lining.

The jack was tucked up inside the right rear quarter panel and was concealed by a flap that matched the rest of the luggage compartment. A small label sewn to the flap marked what was hidden behind.
Cartier Clock
Cartier Clock, designed by the famous jeweler Cartier, is a 5-jewel electronic timepiece, the first of its kind in an American car. Transistors actuate the gear movement by continuous pulsations. Twice as accurate as ordinary car clocks, the Cartier Chronometer is virtually silent—there is no re-wind spring to "click" every minute or so. Some believe the name Cartier displayed on the clock face makes the car a Cartier edition. The Cartier Edition Mark IVs and Mark Vs were available 1976-1979, and the color and trim were what made the option—no Mark IIIs were ever built with such a trim option.