A superb 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible!

26 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on A superb 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible!
Lincoln Continental

Amazing California Survivor:

Lincoln Continental Convertible

aren’t always considerate. Why would we associate the remarkable Lincoln Continental Convertible and foremost with the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Curse or

You be the judge.

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An amazing design exercise in the mid-century style, conceived by maestro Elwood Engel, the Lincoln boldly stepped out of the cast by its predecessors, the lumbering III/IV/V Continentals, built 1958 and 1960. It represented a big toward a more refined, automobile concept, easily the garish old steel dinosaurs of the decade. Bigger was not always

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The Lincoln Continental Convertible’s appeal lies in the fact it was the first mass-produced, post-WWII four-door automobile with a retractable roof. Equipped rear … doors, it also be the last, since no has taken the challenge of creating like it since production of the convertible stopped in 1967.

Its being recognized by more and enthusiasts, the ’61 is destined to one of the most desirable collector of the future. We predict that for hard-to-find, rust free, examples will spiral with every passing

The particular car presented here, VIN * *, one of just 2,857 Lincoln 4-door convertibles built in has led a pampered life in sunny Barbara. Unlike many of its its unibody structure never from exposure to rain, or road salt, its complex system never experienced

Still featuring its original-issue black-and-yellow license plates, and back, the car has never left the State. Sold new at Channel Motors Lincoln-Continental-Mercury, located on 317 Street in downtown Santa near the old Highway 101 intersection, it was and pampered for 42 years by a single owner, who was forced to sell the car due to reasons last year, after her 90th birthday.

Odometer shows 65,134 miles . that’s an average of miles driven annually 1961. This Continental has been a pure sunshine

We’ll now inspect this car inside and out, top to bottom, and you are invited to join us.

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start with the body.

Lincoln Continental

any rust is perhaps the most statement I can make with after having thoroughly the Lincoln’s body. Evidently, car has never been apart and to carry most of its factory-applied sky paint. Certainly, after than four decades and the exceptional care this car has received, there are a few minuscule imperfections such as small a few worn spots atop the front fender, and touched up chips.

Nothing to lose sleep though. Looking at the lustrous, and polished enamel paint, I doubt you’ll be able to a better original survivor,

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is powered by the incredible 430 cu.in. 300 big block V-Eight, a gentle runnning whisper quiet to day. We just had the timing and the carburetor rebuilt; now, baby truly flies the freeway, never losing its composure!

Dual exhaust, mufflers, and have also been as necessary. Special-order high-performance whitewall tires of the dimension were fitted all around. for the Lincoln are still easily at local parts stores and various specialists.

The only–unexpectedly–big was the rebuild of the power steering carrying a $600.00 price including installation.

Alas, it was worth it. After all, you never see another early Continental with a healthier The factory undercoating is still intact.

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Watching this luxury 4-door transform closed sedan into roadster will amaze you all bystanders) time and again. are no buttons to unbutton, no latches to

Pull out the knob below the and, just like the deck lid opens, a flap the convertible top gently lifts, completely folds, disappearing in the Just pray for none of the 42 and switches to stick, when you Houdini to perform.

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