1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II


Body Style: 2dr Sport Coupe
Engine:  8-cyl. 368cid/285hp 4bbl
VIN: C56D2801
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Red/Gray Leather
Transmission: Automatic 


History of the 1956-1957 Continental Mark II:
Mark II Continentals were Ford Motor Company’s image cars during an era when the then-family-owned automaker sought to compete with GM by making a stock offering to the public in 1956. These cars didn’t sell well, but they were never intended to. They were sold by the then-new Continental Division through Lincoln dealers. This car marks the first use of the modern perimeter frame, allowing for a Hudson Hornet-like “step-down” interior and lower center of gravity. The lower roofline adds to a look that seems modern even to 21st century eyes.

Renowned as one of the 1950s finest designs, these class-act automobiles were built as well as anything in the world at the time. Only a handful of custom-crafted convertible versions were built by coachmakers, but they were equally stunning. Styling was an intentional update of the original Continentals from the 1940s. The engines were specially constructed Lincoln-derived units individually tested prior to installation, and the new Multi-Drive automatic meant that Ford no longer needed to rely upon arch-enemy GM for automatic transmissions in luxury cars as it had through 1954. Costing a then-astronomical $10,000 plus, the cars were exclusive when new and are even more exclusive now. Merely 2,550 were built for 1956 and 444 for 1957.

 
About this Car:
This car was restored by its last collector and was done very nicely. It drives very well and is ready to be enjoyed. The air condition blows cold and it is a plus in a 1950s coupe.  Climate controlled stored and well cared for.  Nicely equipped with all of the following:  368 CID 285HP V8 engine. 4-barell carburetor. Air conditioning. Power Steering. Power brakes. Power windows. Power locks. Factory AM radio. 15" steel wheels with polished wheel covers. Firestone 235/75-R15 whitewall tires. Silver exterior paint.  A very nice collectible and very rare.

 
Asking Price: $88,000
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