Automotive Mileposts  
Optional Equipment
1978 Continental Mark V
Interior Light Group - Dual Beam Map/Dome Lamp Interior Light Group - Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Interior Light Group
7.5 Litre (460 CID) V-8 Engine (Not available in California/high altitude) ($187)
Dual Exhaust System (Not available in California) ($75)
Traction-Lok Differential ($67)
Sure-Track Braking System ($296)
Speed Control ($127)
Engine Block Heater ($20)
High Altitude Emission Equipment (Mandatory over 4000'
  except California; includes 3.00 Rear Axle Ratio; requires 6.6
  Litre (400 CID V-8) and Traction-Lok Differential)
(No Charge)
California Emissions System (Mandatory in California) ($76)
Interval Windshield Wipers ($35)
Interior Light Group (Includes Dual Beam Map/Dome Lamp
  and Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors)
Illuminated Entry System ($63)
Remote Control Right-Hand Mirror ($37)
Headlamp Convenience Group (Includes Automatic Head-
  lamp Dimmer and Autolamp On/Off Delay System)
Power Glass Moonroof (Silver, Gold, Brown, Light Jade, or
  Rose Glass) (Includes Dual Beam Map/Dome Lamp)
Tilt Steering Wheel ($77)
Power Vent Windows ($89)
Power Lumbar Seat ($107)
Six-Way Power Passenger Seat ($151)
Reclining Passenger Seat ($85)
"Miles-To-Empty" Gauge ($125) New option for '78
Defroster Group (Includes Electric Rear Window Defroster and
  Heated Left-Hand Remote Control Mirror)
AM/FM Stereo Radio ($144)
AM/FM Stereo Search Radio ($287)
AM/FM Stereo with 8-Track Tape System ($203)
AM/FM Stereo with Quadrasonic 8-Track Tape System ($373)
40-Channel Citizens Band Radio ($321)
Garage Door Opener ($87) New option for '78
Illuminated Outside Thermometer ($27) New option for '78
Carriage Roof ($1,201) New option for '78
Full Vinyl Roof ($223) ($261 Credit with Designer Edition)
Landau Vinyl Roof ($484)
Moondust Paint ($189)
Special Order Paint ($131.75)
Leather and Vinyl Interior ($267)
Dual Wide-Band White Sidewall Tires (U.S. Brand) ($52)
Rocker Panel Moldings ($29)
Custom Paint Stripes ($53)
Wire Wheel Covers ($233) New option for '78
Four Forged Aluminum Wheels ($333) (No charge on
  Designer Edition)

Four Turbine-Style Cast Aluminum Wheels ($333)
Power Lock Convenience Group (Includes Power Door Locks
  and Remote Deck Lid Release)
Appearance Protection Group (Includes Door Edge Guards, Front
  and Rear Floor Mats, and License Plate Frame)
LUXURY GROUPS: (Includes Six-Way Power Passenger Seat,
 Grey Cut-Pile Carpeting in Luggage Compartment, and Prem-
  ium Bodyside Molding)
($680) ($775 with Moondust Paint)
Cordovan (Cordovan and White Leather or Cordovan
  Media Velour)
Wedgewood Blue (Leather and Vinyl or Media Velour)
Champagne (Leather or Media Velour)
Chamois (Leather and Vinyl only)
Dove Grey (Leather and Vinyl or Media Velour)
Cream/Gold (Cream Leather and Vinyl only)
Red/Rose (Dark Red/Rose Leather and Vinyl or Red
  Media Velour)
Light Jade/Dark Jade (Light/Dark Jade Leather and Vinyl or
  Jade Media Velour)
Bill Blass Edition ($1,800 Leather/$1,533 Ultravelour Cloth)
Cartier Edition ($1,800 with any interior option)
Diamond Jubilee Edition ($8,000)*
Givenchy Edition ($1,800)
Pucci Edition ($1,800)
Class III Trailer Towing Package ($72/$95 with Traction-Lok)
Owner's Initial Monogram ($15)

*Note: Only the Power Glass Moonroof, 40-Channel Citizens Band Radio, California Emissions System, High Altitude Emissions System, Class III Trailer Towing Package, Sure-Track Braking System, Traction-Lok Differential, Engine Block Heater, Lower Bodyside Protection, and the 7.5 Litre (460 CID) V-8 were optional on the Diamond Jubilee Edition.
Power Glass Moonroof
Power Glass Moonroof
Miles To Empty Gauge
Miles To Empty Gauge
AM/FM Stereo Radio
AM/FM Stereo Radio
AM/FM Stereo Search Radio
AM/FM Stereo Search Radio
40-Channel CB Radio
40-Channel CB Radio
Garage Door Opener Control
Garage Door Opener Control
L to R: Wire Wheel Cover, Turbine-Style Cast Aluminum Wheel, and Forged Aluminum Wheel
L to R: Wire Wheel Cover, Turbine-Style
Cast Aluminum Wheel, Forged
Aluminum Wheel
Owner's Initial MonogramMore about the Owner's Initial Monogram...

First offered for the 1976 models, the Deluxe Monogram Set (shown left) was molded in a frame, with hand-polished raised chrome letters in a vertical style font. The letters were set in a one piece white enamel background, which was baked for exterior use. Specially trained craftsmen made each monogram separately, and the molds used to make each individual set of two were destroyed afterwards.
(These optional monograms should not be confused with the standard door plaques which were also available—in a different style—at no additional charge.)

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