1962 Lincoln Continental 4 Door Convertible on 2040-cars
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: 4 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Convertible
Drive Type: AUTOMATICE TRANSMISSION
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: WHITE/BLACK
Number of Doors: 4
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
I am offering up my 1962 Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible with 65,000 actual miles.
The car was purchased in the spring of 1991 from the estate of Henry Shakespeare (owner of Shakespeare Rod and Reel Co. in Kalamazoo Mi.) I was told Mr. Shakespeare purchased the convertible in the fall of 1961 for his wife, and it remained hers until it was sold at auction in 1991.
62 Continental 4 door convertible
430 cubic inch V-8 with 65,000 actual miles
Power windows and locks
Shortly after I bought the car I replaced the complete 4 muffler exhaust system, front and rear brakes, front and rear shocks and all four whitewall tires (Firestone sup-r belt deluxe champion J78-14) and are 95% of new. My wife and I drove the car every summer from 1991-1995 and always stored it in a heated garage during the winter.
In 1996 I began a restoration project to the right side of the vehicle. There were a couple of thin spots behind the right front wheel and behind the right rear wheel, I cut these spots out, and just never found the time to finish the project. The right front and rear doors are rustfree with a few small dings that have been repaired and primed and are ready to be reinstalled. (see pics) The undercarriage appears to be solid.
The car needs a good overall cleaning from sitting so long, but the black and white leather interior and the chrome should clean up nicely.
We always enjoyed driving the Lincoln, it rode like a couch, and turned alot of heads everywhere we went. We entered it into a few local car shows, and took home a trophy for people's choice and earliest entry, just to name a couple. We enjoyed driving and showing the car so much that I decided to make it perfect, so the restoration project began. Shortly afterward I was in an accident, broke 4 ribs and my collarbone, so I couldn't finish. In retrospect, I wish I had just left well enough alone, the car was nice like it was and was already winning trophies.
So now you know as much about the Lincoln as I do. Hope you enjoy looking at it.
we reserve the right to end auction early for local sale
Lincoln Continental for Sale
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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.
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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.
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The report also says that this crossover will be making its debut next month at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, so we'll have to wait until then to see what the new model looks like. Unlike the MKX, which is based off the Ford Edge, we would expect there to be a lot more differentiation between the MKC and the Escape like Ford managed to do with the newest Fusion and MKZ.
In addition to the new MKC, the article states new MKS and Navigator designs are expected to debut by 2014.
There's no single silver bullet that will cure all that ails the Lincoln brand, and Ford knows that just as surely as we do. Coming out with exciting new models like the well-received MKC crossover counts as several steps in the right direction, assuming of course that the production version is as appealing as the concept just shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but more is needed. According to Jim Farley, executive vice president of Lincoln, one more trick may be "mass customization."
Put another way, Lincoln is considering ways to allow buyers to customize their new vehicles right off the showroom floor, similar to how things are done at Mini, and, to a lesser extent, Scion, where Farley previously served as corporate manager. Imagine, for instance, ordering a new MKC with a large Lincoln insignia embossed into the leather seatbacks, according to Automotive News.
While we're not so sure anybody is all that interested in paying extra for more Lincoln logos, it's a strategy that has proven rather fruitful at Mini. Only time will tell if Ford's erstwhile luxury division will once again be seen as something truly worth reaching for, and if customers are willing to pay a further premium for customization.