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Standard Equipment
1976 Continental Mark IV


460-4V Engine
Select-Shift Automatic Transmission
2.75 Rear Axle Ratio
Four-Wheel Power Disc Brakes
Power Steering
WSW Steel-Belted Radial Tires
Automatic Parking Brake Release
Dual-Note Horn
Concealed Windshield Wipers with Washer Jets on Wiper Arms
Stay-Full Radiator System
Cartier-signed Clock
Trip Odometer
Instrument Panel Warning Lights for Alternator, Engine
  Temperature/Oil Pressure, Low Fuel, and Door Ajar
Concealed Dual Headlamps
Cornering Lamps
Dual Dome/Map Reading Lamp
Courtesy Lights on Door Panels and under Instrument Panel,
  Luggage Compartment, Engine Compartment, Glove Box,
  Ash Tray, and Inside Rear Pillars
Remote-control Left-Hand Mirror
Visor-mounted Vanity Mirror
Automatic Temperature Control
Power Windows
AM Radio with Dual Speakers
Power Antenna
Twin Comfort Lounge Seats with 6-Way Power for both Driver
  and Passenger
Velour Cloth Seat Upholstery
Front and Rear Center Armrests
Super-Quiet Sound Package
Shag Cut-pile Carpeting
Fully-carpeted Luggage Compartment
Door-closing Assist Straps
Padded Vinyl Roof
Opera Windows
Luxury Wheel Covers
Wheel Opening Moldings
Rocker Panel Moldings with Extensions
Owner's Initials
Walnut Simulated-Wood Trim on Instrument Panel and Door
  Trim Panels
Spare Tire Lock
Front and Rear Bumper Guards and Rub Strips
Dual Hydraulic Brake System with Warning Light
Corrosion-Resistant Brake Lines
Hazard Warning Flasher
Back-up Lights
Safety Hood Latch System
Impact-Resistant Bumper System
Safety-Designed Front End and Roof Structures
Steel Guard Rails in Side Doors
Integral Lap and Shoulder Belts with Retractors for Front
  Outboard Occupants
Positive Warning Reminder Light and Buzzer for Driver
Flame-Resistant Interior Materials
Locking Steering Column with Key Warning Buzzer
Non-Reversing Odometer
Visible Vehicle Identification Number

Equipment listed below was standard in 1975, but became optional in 1976:

  Sure-Track Braking System
  Power Lock Convenience Group
  Speed Control
  Tilt Steering Wheel
  AM/FM/Multiplex Stereo Radio

It's not clear why these became optional, but it is a significant change to the standard features offered in 1976. Many believe this was done to keep the price down, in an attempt to be more competitive with the Cadillac Eldorado. In fact, an early press release noted that many standard equipment items were now optional, to ensure the greatest amount of choice for the customer, as well as achieve the lowest possible sticker price.

1976 Continental Mark IV Contents

Production/Specifications | Paint | Trim | Optional Equipment

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