1963 Lincoln Continental

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1963 Lincoln Convertible

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redesigned for 1961, the Lincoln represented a significant departure for the Not only did it consolidate the Lincoln line into one car, it a philosophical shift in approach not only saved the company, but Lincoln’s image.

Previous were enormous cars never achieved their purpose of representing a credible to Cadillac, lacking the prestige and coherence necessary to win buyers in numbers. With Lincoln a loss leader, the division was nearly axed in 1958, and the Continental was to be the brand’s last Accordingly, the car took a dramatically direction than the previous

The car’s size was significantly in every dimension, being a foot shorter in length, and the took a fresh new start. The doors were hinged at the purportedly to aid ingress and egress the new smaller packaging, and became one of the trademark features. The appearance of the new car was modernistic, and elegant, more van der and less baroque and frivolous.

There were no extraneous or panoramic windscreens, the fins small, and the entire car had a sophisticated that contrasts sharply the whimsical chromed monsters of the

The Continental also brought a new on quality and craftsmanship. The new unitized permitted a more solid and the Continental became the first car to a 2 year 24,000 mile Each engine was bench for 3 hours and every car was road prior to delivery as well. The ethos behind the car was to produce the mass-produced domestic car of its time, and will agree that the succeeded.

It is no surprise then, the car became intimately associated John F. Kennedy and his progressive Frontier”, representing a serious and perspective that eschewed the “bigger is better” mentality of the The Continental was particularly appropriate for the because it was the only postwar car that was available as a four convertible, although it was ultimately in the of a Continental convertible that JFK was

Produced from 1961 to most agree that the and earlier examples best the restrained elegance and purposeful of the original design. The 1963 were mildly repackaged to more interior and trunk without changing the exterior and the electrical system was changed to an alternator in place of the generator. New and rear grilles rounded out the changes while a four carburetor increased the power

In any given year, convertibles for about 10% of Continental production, them particularly rare and after. In 1963, 3138 Continentals were built and particular car is a wonderful example has been restored to the highest standards and shown extensively In the 63 times that the car has been since its restoration, it has won an award and every time that it was (55 times). giving it legitimate to the possibility of being one of the finest extant.

This example was new in California and was serviced twice in at Marshall Clampett Lincoln in Los Angeles. The car was owned in the 1980s by Smith, president of Orchard Hardware (OSH). The car’s owner was good friends Smith, who spoke frequently of his “Don”, whom he indicated be very disappointed if he were to a car that was not made in the United

The car’s current owner to learn upon Smith’s in 1990, that Don’s name was Don Peterson, and that he was the of Ford Motor Company. delivered Smith’s eulogy, and the current owner purchased it Smith’s widow in 1990, with 40,000 original on it. He drove the car back to his home Sacramento, California.

The car’s concours level restoration was in June of 1992 and included system of the car. A pile of several inches thick the restoration is included with the The restoration was completed in October of and the car was actively shown from to 2011.

It has won awards at numerous local including many times at the Concours d’Elegance, Palo Concours d’Elegance, Silverado d’Elegance, as well as First at Antique Automobile Club Meet. The majority of the awards been first place and the car has won several Best of Show as well.

Throughout its show this car was always trailered to and as a result, it remains in stunning and still looks extremely The paintwork is superb and essentially while the body is arrow with superb gaps. The is also virtually unmarked as are the and lenses. The top is in pristine condition and has been fully retracted the restoration, although the mechanism correctly.

The black plates also restored and the wheel are correct and like new. The is basically unmarked and the car still show ready.

The interior is nice with excellent leather and correct carpets are like new. The dashboard is and the wood paneling is in as-new The dashboard top, instruments, and controls are all in excellent show-ready as well.

The sill plates and door are beautifully restored and extremely The car is fitted with optional vent windows.

This is a truly exceptional of an important American car. A convertible model of one of Lincoln’s automobiles and a high point of history, this car has been restored in its original colors to show winning condition.

This is a California car from new and it be difficult to imagine that a or more thoroughly awarded is available anywhere. The car is complete extensive service records, manual, maintenance booklet first four service service manual, service supplement, 1963 Continental brochure, and a massive collection of

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