This is a very original driver quality car fresh out of long term storage. The mechanicals have been gone through and restored for driving. The onset of the 1958 recession accelerated the demise of the Continental Division. From 1984 through 1985, a special edition Versace Designer Edition could be ordered. The Continental Mark V was a big and heavy car.
Hardtop Monterey 65A 2 dr. Vinyl with cloth inserts was standard with leather being optional. Under the hood sits its correct Lincoln 460ci V8 partnered with its C6 automatic transmission. Slow sales resulted in the cancellation of this luxury car series. The most authoritatively styled, decisively individual motorcar of this generation. In the back was the signature spare-tire bulge, though no spare-tire was housed in this enclosure. Cadillac would introduce its offering in 1967, a front wheel drive Eldorado.
The last time this name was on a Lincoln was in 1958, on a car that Lincoln hoped would finally challenge Cadillac's hold at the top of the luxury car market. The rear window was power-operated, and could be lowered at the touch of a button, which improved air circulation inside the car, and allowed the window to remain open in the rain. Leather seating and all-power options were standard. Hardtop Marquis Canada only 63C 2 dr. Power was sent to the wheels courtesy of a four-speed automatic transmission.
This gorgeous car was stored in a museum and is more than ready to hit the road now. Famous buyers included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J. A Bill Blass Designer Edition was produced from 1984 through 1992. Available in just two models, the new Continental four door sedans and convertibles were true works of art. Other options included a variety of radios, 8-track tape players, and air conditioning. There never was a model designated as a Lincoln or Continental Mark I.
The Continental Mark line was quietly discontinued after 1960, with the sleek new 1961 Lincolns all bearing the name Continental. Though sharing many similarities with the Thunderbird, these were completely different machines. Hardtop Tunnel Roof Montego Comet 63H 2 dr. In 1998 the horsepower was further increased after the throttle body was enlarged and better flowing cylinder heads were adapted. In 1957, around 450 were produced for a total of just over 3000. Power Windows and Power Seats are some cool features in this classic.
But by the mid-sixties, the personal luxury car market was really booming. Sedan Formal 4 65A 2 dr. Hardtop Mercury Marauder 65M 2 dr. But even in '58 bigger wasn't necessarily better. Background image courtesy of Thibaut Nagorny, via unsplash.
For the entire 1956 model year, another 1300 were sold. Louis 17 Washington 46 Twin Cities 21 Atlanta 51 Denver 22 Dallas 52 Los Angeles 23 Jacksonville 53 Oakland 26 Memphis 54 Seattle 31 Buffalo 84 Home Office Reserve 32 Cincinnati 90-99 Export 33 Cleveland Rear Axle Regular Equa-Lock Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio 1 2. The engine was a Ford 429 enlarged to 460 cubic-inches. Though the Eldorado had better slightly stronger sales, this was still a very respectable start for a long and successful series. The body is straight and solid and appears to have only one repaint. The Continental is a passenger car from Lincoln, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door saloon sedan body style. Even though the best year was in 1968, sales had begun in 1968.
Hardtop Formal 57C 2 dr. This is one beautiful, well kept time capsule Lincoln with 44k Miles and one repaint. Under the hood was a 5-liter eight-cylinder engine. . Anti-lock brakes, cruise control, and a limited slip differential were available for an additional cost.
The Lincoln 368 cubic-inch V8 was matted to a Lincoln three-speed automatic transmission. By Daniel Vaughan Feb 2016 The name 'Continental' was inspired by the 1940's Lincoln Continental powered by a large 12-cylinder engine. Only three convertibles were created. Call Tom 7 days a week! It comes with full Vane style wheel covers. The engine was downgraded to a Ford 400 cubic-inch small-block engine. It weighs a claimed 2227 kg at the kerb. The 1958 Lincoln was bigger than the Cadillac in just about every aspect: longer, lower, wider, heavier, bigger engine displacement, etc.