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This is a photo of an award-winning Lincoln-Continental Mk III owned by a family friend.  Photo from late 80's, is the only pic I have of it.  Was repainted in original factory color.

I'm trying to find the correct color for this, to buy from Scalefinishes.com.  Not sure if this is a '69, '70 or '71, and therefore have no idea which green to select.  

69's green possibilities seem to be Silver Jade & Lime Gold. 70's possible greens could be Medium Lime, Three Putt Green & New Lime.  71's could be Pinto Lime & Medium Green.  I'm hoping it's one of these.  So many of these seem similar, and with lighting differences, I have no idea!

I defer to y'all's wisdom; please guide me to a correct(ish) color!

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I'm no Lincoln expert so I don't know what year the car is.  I do know something about '69 Ford colors, though. I'm pretty sure Anti-Establish Mint was an exclusive Maverick color. You left off your '69 list Silver Jade, which is what this looks like to me. I saw MANY '69 Mustangs that color. 

Just checked and the Lincoln/Mercury name for '69 Ford Silver Jade was Medium Green poly (metallic). 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

I'm no Lincoln expert so I don't know what year the car is.  I do know something about '69 Ford colors, though. I'm pretty sure Anti-Establish Mint was an exclusive Maverick color. You left off your '69 list Silver Jade, which is what this looks like to me. I saw MANY '69 Mustangs that color. 

Just checked and the Lincoln/Mercury name for '69 Ford Silver Jade was Medium Green poly (metallic). 

Not bad at all...does appear very similar indeed! But still not sure.... Also think you're probably right about the Anti Establish Mint.

I redid the list and took off several shades that just didn't seem like they could be it; also added the Silver Jade to the 69 list.  

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Starting to think it might be a '71, that the color might be Medium Green Metallic, and that the photo is just dark exposure (going off memory as well).  Wondering if Scalefinish's "Medium Green" under the 1971 Ford colors might be the same as "Medium Green Metallic"?

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15 minutes ago, Motor City said:

The '68 and '69 had exposed wipers, while the '70 and '71 had hidden wipers.  Do you have a resin kit of the Mark III?

No, wish I did....I found a couple of fairly decent Matchbox cars of a Mk III that I'll disassemble and repaint as our friend's car, one for my brother for Christmas and the other for myself.  Was a special part of our adolescence in the 80's.

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Check out "Too many Projects" on Facebook or seller modelerrob on ebay (Robert Burns).  He casts various cars, including a lot of Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns from the 60s and 70s.

Last batch of stuff he sold did not include a Mark III but he may have one coming up or the ability to create one from past offerings. 

I have purchased a few of his conversion kits and they are pretty good quality.

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Sorry that I'm beating this to death....but as similar as Silver Jade does indeed look, it's the wrong year...and I know the car had been repainted in the original color.  Just pulling my hair out over what should be simple.  Wish there was a way to actually see the product at Scalefinish...

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You could contact Scalefinishes, they would know if its metallic.    The Lincoln Mark III was the best looking of all the Marks, its my favorite anyway.    Too bad this was never kitted.

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