1964 Lincoln Continental
430 ci V-8
3 Speed Automatic Transmission
New Convertible Top
Multiple Engine Parts Replaced
New Black Paint
Many of our photos were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from Texas Classic Cars of Dallas' showroom. Please stop in and visit this great museum when you find yourself in Dallas.
This is a very nice 64 Lincoln. It just went through a complete cosmetic restoration. Originally a peach color, the owner decided to give it this classic triple black look. The paint , interior, and top are all very recently completed. The paint , interior, and top are all very recently completed.
This is a beautiful Lincoln Continental. You can't help but be reminded of the reasons it was so classy. Used for government and corporate use, the Lincoln was a very popular car in the 60s. The top operation on these cars is a show stopper in itself. All in all, over a period of 3 years, this car has had approximately $25,000. invested in it's restoration. Cosmetically it still has a few things that could be done to bring it to an even higher level, but it's a very nice car as it sits.
The owner chose the look of the wide white wall tires, purchased from our friend Wallace Wade. The new Continental's most recognized trademark, front-opening rear "suicide doors". This was a purely practical decision. The new Continental rode on a wheelbase of 123 inches (3,100 mm), and the doors were hinged from the rear to ease ingress and egress. When the Lincoln engineers were examining the back seats that styling had made up, the engineers kept hitting the rear doors with their feet. Hinging the doors from the rear solved the problem. The doors were to become the best-known feature of 1960s Lincolns.
To simplify production, all cars were to be four-door models, and only two body styles were offered, sedan and convertible. There are plenty of convertibles out there to be had, but there were very few that can sit 6 large adults in luxury and style in the 60's as this auto can. Even today, it would be hard to match. You have amp, fuel, temp, and oil pressure gauges to help keep tabs of engine vitals.
The major interior components are original. The only thing that was installed new is the upholstery. The engine has been rebuilt, all brakes have been replaced, the fuel tank was dropped and cleaned and lined and much more. The car came to us as a very original car that had not run in a while and the owner started with mechanical restoration.
There are receipts of over $2000.00 spent on the rebuilding of the engine, and $800.00 on brake work. There is also new wires, plugs, rotor kit, and radiator. The undercarriage is original but solid.