The Stylists


Lincoln Stylist Don DeLaRossa was responsible for the stunning redesign of the Continental Mark IV to be dubbed Continental Mark V for introduction in late 1976 for the 1977 model year.  It was the most visually pleasing Mark presented to the public and was the most popular with near 80,000 units produced each of the three model years Mark V was in production.   The interview below is reprinted from COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE April, 2003 issue.  Mr. DeLaRossa died on February 2, 2007 at the age of 84 in Lake San Marcos, California.  This is the only known interview that he granted in retirement.  Click on the page you would like to read below.

Don De La Rossa Interview - Dated April , 2003