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1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Factory A/C (Air-Conditioning)
Body Style: 2dr Hardtop Coupe
Engine: 368 cu in (6.0 L) 4-bbl. Y-block V8 285 hp
Transmission: Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black Leather
A Little Mark II History:
The design of this car was done buy Ford’s own Special Products Division. John Reinhart was Chief Stylist; Gordon Buehrig was Chief Body Engineer, assisted by Robert McGuffey; and Harley Copp as Chief Engineer. The general manager was William Clay ‘Bill’ Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. This dream team pulled off an amazing car. The Continental Mark II was almost European in its simplicity of line and understated grace. The vanes on the wheel covers were individually bolted inside the frame of the cover. It sported a high greenhouse and a wraparound windscreen. Fueling was accomplished via a swing away left taillight. The Continental Mark II had only one option, Air Conditioning, for $595. Cars with A/C had different body parts (This car has it).
The Mark II sold for $10,400, the equivalent of a new Rolls-Royce or two Cadillacs. In spite of this, Ford estimated they still lost over a thousand dollars per car on the 3,000 that were built. About 1,300 were sold in the last quarter of 1955 after the car’s October debut at the Paris Motor Show; another 1,300 or so in 1956; and 444 in 1957, some with factory installed air conditioning. Initially, Ford accepted losses on the Mark II in return for the prestige with which it endowed its entire product line.
Famous owners included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J. Kaiser, Howard Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, the Shah of Iran, and a cross section of the richest men in America. Taylor’s car was a gift from Warner Bros. studio, and was painted a custom color to match her distinctive eyes. The car was featured in the 1956 film High Society, starring Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Louis Armstrong.
About this Car:
This car is mechanically sound and in running condition. Recent services that were just performed: Rebuilt Brake Booster/Treadle Vac. Brake System Flushed and Topped Off. Rebuilt Carburetor. All Fluids Flushed and Replaced. Radiator Recored/Rebuilt. Full Antifreeze Flush. New V-Belt. Steering Fluid. Trans Fluid.
Driving a Lincoln Mark II gives off a sense of wealth and well being. You're sure to get a tons of thumbs up while driving this beauty.
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2 Sets of Keys
Price: $31,500 Firm
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