Plans for a replacement continued with styling proposals failing to gain corporate approval in the late 1940s. It is considered as one of the most expensive cars in the world. However, these Lincolns are becoming increasingly hard to find in such solid, well-kept condition. A copy of the original purchase invoice details factory options and shows delivery to Wright Lincoln-Mercury in San Diego, California. If Ford would have produced a convertible it could have cost Ford Motor Company untold Thousands. Today, this infamous Continental is on display at the Henry Ford Museum.
This Continental was fourteen inches shorter and lost half a ton in weight. We've also expanded our inventory to include parts for 1990 and newer models to keep your car on the road. Some examples ended up in the hands of such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Louis Prima and President Dwight D. This is where you'll find Our On-Line Catalog - with offerings from Air Conditioning to Wiper Parts and everything in between. It is one of 98 that came with factory air-conditioning and arrived in a special fleece-lined plastic and canvas envelope to protect its finish during transport. Just 2,550 were built in 1956 some sources state 1956 production of only 1,325 followed by 444 in 1957.
The usual 50-50 ratio of water and coolant may not work at this time of the year. That will go with the vehicle. Inspect the battery cables for cracks and the terminals for loose connections. Each fin on the wheel cover is individually attached with a screw. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage title. If you must, flush the cooling system and refill it with antifreeze.
Inside, the two-tone blue and white Bridge of Weir Scottish leather interior showcases the pinnacle of Continental design in the mid- to late 1950s. In 1942, all units were equipped with a new grille and square fenders. Welcome to the largest source in the U. In 1959 and 1960, Limousine and Town Car body styles were introduced. Power Windows and Wind Wings. The conversion is not simple, with regard to rear seat modifications and each top component is handmade and sized to exact specs. The paint has lots of cracks as you can see in the pictures.
If something tells you that a part of the engine is frozen a squealing noise, perhaps , stop the car and kill the engine right away. High-class luxury abounded in the new Continental and with very limited availability, it appeared even more exclusive than the original. You have to choose the right type of coolant and take note of the preferred mixture for the season as recommended by the manufacturer. All of the body panels are straight and solid, the exterior trim and the bumpers are in fine condition. He has collected several cars and many parts in his scrap yard. The headliner and mirrors are in good condition. All windows, mirrors and lights are crack-free and clear.
Riddles and myths about the end of the first-series Continental persist to this day, but several facts are indisputable. But instead of snowmen, mugs of hot cocoa, sleds, ice skating, and snowball fights, a gearhead would most probably think of how the cold months can be especially unforgiving to his car. This car is currently located at our facility in St. But if Edsel had any particular visions about a second-generation Continental, he carried them to his grave. Only a handful of custom-crafted convertible versions were built by coachmakers, but they were equally stunning.
Of the 444 built in 1957, only 98 were built with the optional air conditioning. Please do not hesitate to call Marc at 301-672-1000 or for those hard to find parts. In the early 1950s, memories of that timeless 1940-1941 design prompted dealers and would-be owners to ask Ford Motor Company for a successor, the first new Continental since the last of the postwar continuations was built in 1948. Eisenhower to name but a few. The antifreeze will keep the engine from overheating and protect it from corrosion.
I knew they were rare,but wow…. One of the folks on here said parts were Impossible to get for these, and I believe it! This is an excellent opportunity to own the absolute very best creation of a vehicle that Ford never made. We had the car serviced by 2 shops and spent several thousand dollars completely inspecting and repairing any defects, we tuned the car, serviced brakes, suspension, Air Conditioning and replaced a window motor. Current mileage on the odometer shows 64,056 miles. I would rather drive than try to find parts…Still have owners and factory repair manuals in my library. The trunk has its spare tire immediately forward of the rear bumper and its air-conditioning condensing unit in the forward wall.
Under Production Information and Brochures, you will find a wealth of information and photos of classic Lincolns. The second that I bought was described as having a good frame. The engine breathes via dual exhausts. I hope this one turns out to be a winner. Its general manager was William Clay Bill Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. Ford Motor Company was in dire financial straits by the late-1940s, and cost-cutting was imperative for survival.