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Optional Equipment
1971 Continental Mark III
Rear Window Defogger ($31.50)
Automatic Headlight Dimmer ($51.20)
Power Deck Lid Release ($46)
Power Door Locks ($49.90)
Moondust Metallic Paint ($131.20)
Six-Way Power Split Bench Front Seats ($183.70) (Both sides
     power)

Six-Way Power Split Bench Front Seats (Both sides power) with
     Manual Passenger Recliner ($242.70)
Rear Window Defroster ($85.30)
Cross Country Ride Package ($17.10) (Consists of higher rate
     springs and shock absorbers)

Speed Control ($94.50)
AM Radio ($161.40)
AM/FM Stereo Radio ($306.90)
AM Radio/Stereo Tape System ($301.70)
Leather Seat Trim ($183.70)
Tilt Steering Wheel ($72.20)
Power-Operated Sunroof ($459.10)
Appearance Protection Group ($38.90)
Bodyside Protection Molding ($33.25)
Michelin White Band 215-15 Radial-Ply Tires ($30)
Front Bucket Seats with Center Console ($75.97) (Special
     order only - very few ordered)
Tilt Steering Wheel
Tilt Steering Wheel adjusts to five positions through a 90 degree arc; was included on 88 percent of Mark IIIs in 1971.
Front Bucket Seats with Center Console option (extremely rare!)
Extremely rare is this one year only special order Front Bucket Seats with Center Console option. The console is straight out of a Ford Thunderbird, as are the front bucket seats. Available only in Black or White Leather, the White interiors could be ordered with Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Dark Green or Dark Tobacco appointments.
Power-Operated Sunroof (rare!)
Power-Operated Sunroof opening measured 21 inches deep by 36 inches wide. A rare option (only 1,102 were so equipped) not often seen today, but worth searching for.


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