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Standard Equipment
1971 Continental Mark III
460 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine
SelectShift Automatic Transmission
Power Steering
Power Front Disc Brakes
Power Windows
Automatic Temperature Control Air Conditioner New for '71
Concealed Dual Headlamps
Automatic Parking Brake Release
Locking, Theft-Deterrent Steering Column
Triple-Note Horns
Reversible Keys/Keyless Locking
Remote Control Left Hand Sideview Mirror
Ventless Side Windows
Front and Rear Side Marker Lights - Flash with Turn Signals
Folding Center Armrests - Front and Rear
Concealed Windshield Wipers
Electric Windshield Washers, Coordinated to Wipers
Front Seat 3-Point Seat and Shoulder Belt Restraint System
Carpeted Luggage Compartment
Visor-Mounted Vanity Mirror
Deep Cut-Pile Carpeting
Door Closing Assist Straps
3-Spoke Rim-Blow Steering Wheel
Custom Pin Stripes
Warning and Reminder Lights for Seat Belt, Dual Brake
     System, Low Fuel, Headlamp Doors
Interior Lights - Door Courtesy, Glove Box, Ashtray, Rear
     Seat Reading Lights
Air-Injected Exhaust Emission Control System
Tinted Glass - All Windows New for '71
Hi-Back Twin Comfort Lounge Seats with 2-Way
     Power New for '71
Cartier Electronic Chronometer
Automatic Seat Back Release
Spare Tire Cover
Dual Exhaust System
Hydraulic Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers
Vinyl Roof
Header Console Mounted Warning Lights
Rear Lamp Monitoring System
Sure-Track Brake System
Genuine Walnut Veneer on Instrument Panel, Steering Wheel
     Spokes, Door and Rear Quarter Trim Panels
Power Ventilation with Air Extractor Passages Below Rear
Dual Hydraulic Brake System
Backup Lights
Non-Reversing Odometer
Energy-Absorbing Steering Column and Steering Wheel
Energy-Absorbing Instrument Panel with Padding
Padded Sun Visors
Michelin Black Sidewall 215-15 Radial-Ply Tires
1971 Continental Mark III classic rear deck lid
One of the Mark IIIs most attractive features came standard: the classic Continental deck lid left little doubt about what's ahead of you on the road.
Sure-Track electronic braking system
Sure-Track electronic braking system was a standard feature on all 1971 Mark IIIs. Almost considered a requirement on cars today, it was quite novel back then. The computer-controlled system was capable of actuating and releasing the brakes at a rate of 4 cycles per second.
Continental Mark III instrument panel
The Continental Mark III was one of the best-equipped cars on the road in standard from. The padded instrument panel, above, featured genuine walnut veneer trim. Automatic Temperature Control was to left of steering column; the Cartier electronic chronometer, a Mark III exclusive, is mounted in third pod from left. The Three-Spoke Rim-Blow Steering Wheel, also standard, allowed driver to sound horns by squeezing inside rim. Optional equipment shown includes Automatic Speed Control, with on-off switch mounted under panel to left of steering wheel; and AM/FM Stereo Radio, which featured four speakers for unbelievable stereo sound.