Dash-Cam Outtake: Subaru E12 and Lincoln Continental Mark V – chalk and cheese

Well, look at them- could they be anymore different one from another?


Once again the trusty dash cam captured two more classics. I Should think the Subaru is one of the later models of the E12, born sometime between the mid-to-late 1990s, while the Mark V is almost definitely a 1977 vintage:

The Subaru E12 sold well in Israel in its day, riding on the coat-tails of the Leone, so popular in the country as outlined in this post. Even the IDF purchased more than a few, which no doubt helped the “civilian” sales of this car. Naturally, almost all have vanished by now, except cared-for examples such as the one in this video.

As for the Lincoln- well, recent years have seen an inflation in the numbers of Mark Vs entering Israel as newly imported classics. This makes the Continental one of the most popular classics in Israel that were almost certainly never imported here back when it was new. See more examples of Mark Vs in these photos I took in various classic car meetings, starting with the car you saw in the video:

I’ll finish off with this funny photo- it’s funny because the Continental is parked near a gas pump (NGV, not petrol) at the filling station, and the translation to the Hebrew words above the pump are: “Economical, efficient and clean”. Words that every Mark V lives by!