The fuel system should be drained and flushed, the battery replaced, and the cylinders lubricated before any attempt is made to start it. Standard equipment in all Lincolns and Continentals were power steering, power brakes, radios, a center armrest, heater-defrosters, padded dashboards and a clock. It was smaller version of its predecessor with minor design revisions. In 1952, the company formed the Special Product Operations team later Special Products Division. Automobile sales in general was affected quite a bit by the 1958 recession which was the severest since World War Two. In 1970 the vinyl roof became standard and the windshield wipers were made recessed.
In 1957, Cadillac entered the into production. With Ford just returned from the financial brink and the company's future seemingly boundless, management decided to take on giant General Motors by going from two divisions to five: Ford, a separated Lincoln-Mercury, Continental, and one to handle a second medium-price make that ultimately emerged as. The year 1958 was the first of three years Categories. The dealer offers to sell the car as-is or with addition restoration, such as replacing the blue-leather seats. Other options included a variety of radios, 8-track tape players, and air conditioning. The quality control program included all employees at the assembly facility, from assembly workers to upper management.
Bentley had used the name Continental on their model line, adding to the ambiance and prestige. After completing assembly, each vehicle underwent a further inspection and a road test before shipping. The Continental was sold to the rich and famous. Automobile manufacturers should be aware that they always have the option of trying to change my mind by providing me with vehicles to test drive. Description: 1958 Lincoln Continental I bought this car thirteen years ago in Chicago, and drove it 370-odd miles to Columbus without incident. The '58 models weighed 5000 pounds and, at 229 inches long, they were the longest non-limo Lincolns ever made to date.
Meaning that the sales sold in 1968 and 1969 were counted together. I'd suggest the fluid be drained and flushed, in case there are any minute metal chips that could cause premature wear. In 1973, a new federally mandated 5 mph bumper was installed. The separate Continental Division was phased out in 1957. The Pick of the Day is a sport coupe, a fresh-looking survivor that was cosmetically restored and showing 64,000 miles on its odometer. Spelling, punctuation and syntax errors are cheerfully repaired when I find them; grudgingly fixed when you do. The 2-door for this year is a rare and beautiful body style - much more desirable than the 4-door, in my view, and more rare than the convertible.
The gold plaque could be engraved with the original owners' name. The onset of the 1958 recession accelerated the demise of the Continental Division. Transmission was rebuilt 12 months ago, engine is 430 with 375 horsepower-runs great numbers matching. The 1958 Lincolns and Continentals were totally new in body and appearance and were assembled in a new plant. In 1958, a movie ticket cost 65¢. Unfortunately, the '58s were plagued by problems - poor workmanship, rattles, squeaks and vibration at speed. Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.
Power was sent to the wheels courtesy of a four-speed automatic transmission. These big cars had power, too - a 430 cubic-inch V8 engine with 375 horsepower. If you're buying, I'm willing to listen. Unsurprisingly the 229 inch long behemoth weighed in at 5,700 lbs 2,600 kg and had a turning circle measured in nautical miles. At the time Ford was a private company and was willing to incur these losses but when Ford became a public company, losses were not permitted. But we got stopped at the gate.
There were four designer editions offered: Bill Blass Edition, Cartier Edition, Givenchy Edition, and Pucci Edition. With total sales amounting to 278,559 for the five years of production, the average total sales per year was 55719. For the entire 1956 model year, another 1300 were sold. I have the keys but they no longer work. Goode', Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Get A Job' by The Silhouettes and 'Tom Dooley' by The Kingston Trio.
The headlight covers and steering wheel were new. In 1957, around 450 were produced for a total of just over 3000. Ford Motor Company Designer John Najjar Design credit for this car is chiefly credited to John Najjar. In 1958, an unknown named Steve McQueen appeared in a B-grade horror flick, 'The Blob'. Famous buyers included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J.
Just look at Lincoln's sales compared with Cadillac and how sales of the Lincoln and Continental brands failed to rebound from the 1858 recession. Turbo-Drive 3-speed automatic Dimensions 126. First-class letter postage increased from 3¢ to 4¢. Tinted glass, SureTrak anti-lock brakes, and automatic climate-controlled air-conditioning became standard. Many people associated the Continental as a Lincoln because it featured the trademark Lincoln spare-tire hump in the trunk lid and it was sold and serviced at Lincoln dealerships.