Lincoln Continental Convertible
Fresh Chevrolet 307 V8 2bbl.
TH350 Automatic Transmission
Power Convertible Top
15-inch Steel Wheels / Wide Whitewall Tires
$34,037 spent in 2009-2010 on cosmetic & mechanical restoration work w/ receipts
The original iconic Lincoln Continental was introduced in 1940. After WWII, production continued with few changes until 1948. Conceived by Edsel Ford and Ford's chief stylist, Bob Gregorie, the Lincoln Continental was a luxury connesouirs automobile. This beautiful automobile was a hand-crafted affair for the status-conscious consumer of the day.
The interior displays automotive art and style at its finest, not replaced during the restoration, there are a few small imperfections here and there. This Art Deco inspired design features functional gauges throughout, including the elaborate original signal-seeking AM radio. Lincoln Land performed much of the work. The wiring has been gone through as well.
The exterior styling is unmistakable. The elegant lines project poise and grace. This example features an older finish just professionally polished and detailed throughout. Originally a midnight blue, the now black finish, is in good condition, with noticeable imperfections on close inspection. The paint was completed in 2009. Lincoln Land completely went through the convertible top system. The cylinders valves, wiring, top frame, cylinder covers, hydraulics, etc. has been attended to. The convertible top has been replaced along with a custom convertible top boot.
The iconic Lincoln bright work is beautiful and intact throughout this classic Cabriolet. This is some pitting in areas, but overall very presentable. The early Continental has been recognized by the Museum of Modern Art as one of eight automotive works of art. Time magazine called it one of the ten best commercial products in America.
This is the original Continental design, many cars later came with the Continental spare kit.
This is a sound automobile mechanically thanks to the maintenance, and work performed recently.
The original Lincoln Continental's were powered by a 305 cubic inch V-12 engine capable of producing 130 horsepower. This example features a fresh Chevrolet 307 smallblock V8 engine paired with a TH350 automatic transmission for utmost reliability and street manners. The brake system has been gone through. Additional mechanical work consists of the air conditioning system being serviced and much more. Over $34,000 was spent in restoration work in 2009-2010.
The black convertible top is in exceptional condition throughout as is the framework. The power top mechanism functions as it should. Thousands were spent in the restoration of the top and its mechanicals. Be sure to play our brief video of this beautiful Lincoln in action.
This stately stance is thanks to the factory steel wheel/caps wrapped in newer 8.20-15 wide whitewall tires.
The leather shows some wear as do the carpets. There is a small hole on the front seat towards the center if you look closely.
The convertible top boot fastens in place securely.
Dual visors are in good condition and properly mounted.
Open the door to 1946. The interior features brown leather upholstery along with matching door panels. The beautiful dash retains its original, functional gauges throughout. The rim-blown steering wheel leaves a surprise with a very loud horn setup. It is the original unrestored steering wheel.
The dash lighting illuminates as it should.
The undercarriage and framework are solid, in good condition throughout. It is in need of a some detailing and cosmetic restoration work. There is also some very minor rust issues, however this Lincoln maintains its integrity throughout the frame and flooring.
The trunk is clean and detailed, upholstered to match the interior and complete with jacking equipment and storage bags.