1956 Lincoln Mark Ii With Only 46,000 Original Miles Vintage,antique,collector on 2040-cars
Saukville, Wisconsin, United States
The 1956-1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II was the mid-'50s successor to the original Continental of the '40s. It was magnificently styled by a team including John Reinhart, William Clay Ford, and Gordon Buehrig. Engineer Harley Copp's unique "cowbelly" frame dipped low to permit high seating without a tall body.
With Multi-Drive three-speed automatic and a balanced, individually tested Lincoln V-8, the Mark II was marketed as an image leader intended to steal Cadillac's thunder in the ultra-luxury class.
Despite beautiful styling, it didn't sell well, probably because its price was so close to the (then) breathtaking $10,000 mark.
Im selling this for a 79 year old man that owns the business next to me and wants to sell some of his toys....more to be listed 57 chevy with 30k miles, 65 impala convertible, 65 jeepster.
He had this car since 1970 and put it on jackstands in heated storage in 1986 until about 2 weeks ago when fresh gas a new battery and it drove 18 miles here and I drove it around also. Runs great idles great and everything is here as if it was still 1956. title is clear and what a cool rare car. IT has a huge 368 v8 with 285 horsepower and luxurious interior. Tires are still great with no dry rot and car is a cool barn find that has no rust whatsoever. They only made 1550 in 1956 and then 1000 in 1957 and that was it so there aren't many left. The only ones I could find from googling 1956 Lincoln mark 2 for sale were $59,000 and more. I can tell you I was shocked at the number he told me to put the reserve at because I think this car hasn't even truly hit its value yet. The car is huge and the body lines make you drool.
The owner does have many parts for it like the spare tire and spare tire cover, new fins for hub cap where 3 were bent (all mounted separate...crazy)
I put the car on the hoist here at work and I think these would be the necessary items to get it to be a cool driver that would take you anywhere.
Heater core appears to be leaking
mufflers need to be replaced
Brakes will need to be worked on (cut drums from sitting)
Change oil and go.
The paint is original and cracking on top and faded pretty good and it appears somebody at one point repainted the sides to get the shine back. I totally thought this car was going to be T-bird size but its absolutely huge and amazing. Two tone leather that is showing its signs and some strange colored carpet. This would be the ultimate parade/cruise car.
Shipping is available but be prepared with fuel prices that within the States it will probably be $800-$1100. Ill get quotes or you can and we will assist loading.
Any questions ill try to answer or ill get the info from him but you have to scream at him in order for him to hear.
Thanks and happy bidding
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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:45:00 EST
Complimentary scheduled maintenance programs have been great tools for luxury automakers to draw in new customers, but some are starting to scale their programs back considerably. According to Automotive News, Lincoln is joining Jaguar and Volvo on the list of automakers reducing the length of time it will be providing free maintenance to its customers.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:58:00 EST
Lincoln's four-year/50,000-mile maintenance program first kicked off as an incentive in 2010 and became permanent later that year, but starting with the 2014 model year, this will be cut to just two years and 24,000 miles. This could make short-term leases even more appealing for some consumers, but according to Automotive News, some Lincoln dealers are unhappy with the scaling back. The move admittedly comes at an odd time for Lincoln, with parent Ford seemingly working hard to increase consideration among luxury buyers as it looks to reverse the marque's long decline.
We all had to see this coming. Conan O'Brien has released a parody of Matthew McConaughey's new ads for the 2015 Lincoln MKC and remixed them with lines from one of his most critically acclaimed recent roles.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:00:00 EST
The now much darker commercial probably isn't how Lincoln would prefer the MKC to be marketed, but really in a few of the actual ads, McConaughey already seems moments away from breaking into a full Rustin Cohle from True Detective impression. The cadence and tone of his voice are just so close to that character, especially in the one where he's talking to the bull standing in the middle of the road. It very nearly verges on parody anyway; Conan is just turning all of this up to 11.
It's a little surprising that the writers didn't dig a little deeper into the McConaughey oeuvre for the parody. Maybe McConaughey could have taken the MKC for a party at the Moon Tower from Dazed and Confused. In any case, it's worth a quick watch, so check it out.
With recent news that the Secret Service has begun soliciting proposals for a new armored limousine, we've been wondering what the next presidential limo might look like. The current machine, nicknamed "The Beast", has a design based on a car that's no longer sold: the Cadillac DTS. If General Motors gets the job again, which wouldn't be a surprise considering the government still owns a chunk of the company, the next limo's shape would likely resemble the new XTS (below, left). But Cadillac hasn't always been the go-to car company for presidential whips.
Lincoln has actually provided far more presidential limousines throughout history than Cadillac. In fact, the first car modified for Commander-in-Chief-carrying duty was a 1939 Lincoln K-Series called "Sunshine Special" used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the last Lincoln used by a president was a 1989 Town Car ordered for George H.W. Bush. If President Obama wanted a Lincoln today, it would likely be an amalgam of the MKS sedan and MKT crossover, as illustrated above.
And what about Chrysler? The only record we could find of a President favoring the Pentastar is Nixon, who reportedly ordered two limos from the company during his administration in the '70s, and then another one, known today as the "K-Car limo," in the '80s after he left office. Obama, however, has a personal - if modest - connection to Chryslers, having owned a 300 himself before he took office. A 300-based Beast (above, right) would certainly earn the U.S. some style points.