Drive Type: AUTOMATIC
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Huddleston, Virginia, United States
Up for auction are a PAIR of 1958 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK III CONVERTIBLES! What I know about '58 Lincolns you could write on a postage stamp. So, if you are reading this then I am sure you know way more than I do. I encourage you to come and see these two cars if at all possible. They are located at our second home in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. I tried to change the auction location but ebay has me listed using our Virginia address and won't let me change it. As you can see there are TWO cars in this auction so for the sake of clarity I want to distinguish one from the other right away. The GOOD one of the two with the BLACK & WHITE interior is VIN#H8YG426156 and it has a CLEAR TITLE. This is the car with most of the glass broken out. The parts car/ambitious restoration project with the TAN & CREAM interior is VIN#H8YG421739 and it DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE. This is the car with the good glass, THOUGH THE WINDSHIELD IS CRACKED. My hubby tells me there are some rare parts with the cars so lets clarify what they are. Here goes: there are TWO SETS of stainless steel rocker moldings. There is ONE PRIMERED FIBERGLASS PARADE BOOT for when the top is down (consisting of 2 pieces, 1 left and 1 right). There is ONE stainless steel RIBED FINISH MOLDING that runs between the two parade boot halves. There are TWO PAIRS of FENDER SKIRT (2 left & 2 right) and both pairs are in VERY good condition. There is ONE EXTRA steel convertible top cover. It is painted dark green and it is in VERY GOOD condition, see picture. There are THREE good HUBCAPS between the two cars. If you don't see it in the pictures then we don't have it. What is in the pictures is all we have. Lets deal with the good car first, VIN#H8YG426156. This car is VERY solid in all the right places that really count and there is a brand new pair of steel rocker panels that come with the car. The replacement rocker panels look like very good quality parts made of heavy gauge metal. The trunk floor is exceptionally good as you can see. The body is very straight and complete with the only rust out being on the rocker panels and some minor spots on the floor, and front of the doors. The whole convertible top frame including the header bow is in great condition. The car had a ton of power equipment fitted from new. I am not a very technical girl and I was amazed that a car this old could have all these really cool electrical gadgets on it, it makes my little honda look stripped down, LOL. It has the following: POWER WINDOWS, POWER SEAT, AUTRONIC EYE, AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHT DIMMER, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER VENT WINDOWS, FACTORY INSTALLED AIR CONDITIONING, TOWN AND COUNTRY RADIO, POWER ANTENNA, TINTED GLASS, AND OF COURSE THE FULLY AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE TOP. My hubby checked the valves on the A/C compressor and there is STILL PRESSURIZED FREON IN THE SYSTEM! WOW, how about that. When he put a battery in the car the interior lights came on! How cool is that after all these years. As you can see from the last inspection sticker the car has been off the road sitting in a garage since 1968!! The original keys are still in the ignition. We tried the power seat and it actually worked, we couldn't believe it, and the rear convertible top BREEZE-Away window works up and down. We could not get ANY of the power windows to work but maybe we are doing something wrong. This good car can be seen in the first 19 pictures posted. This car was originally blue from what we can tell. This car DOES HAVE A CLEAR TITLE and it matches the VIN plate. The second car, VIN#H8YG421739 can be seen in the last five pictures. This car has all the same power equipment as the first car EXCEPT for the factory air conditioning. This second car has a good bit of rust in it in general and the floors are all rusted out. It was originally a sort of burnt orange/beige color and must have been a really pretty car when new. Now? Not so much, LOL. This car is really for parts or it would be an ambitious restoration project in our opinion. THERE IS NO TITLE but the VIN tag is still there in the door jamb and the VIN is perfectly readable. My hubby filled all the cylinders of both engines with light oil and said all the plugs looked good. For some weird reason neither car has carburetor and there is only one air breather, but its no count anyway. He said the transmission fluid in both cars looked clean and red. All the belts are still hooked up in the good car. Please check out my other listings for old car parts for cadillac, lincoln, old packard stuff and so on. My dad had LOTS of old cars and junk stored all over the place and we have sold a ton of it here on ebay and made a lot of collectors very happy. But there is still a lot more stuff to sort through before we put it on auction. We are not experts in this kind of thing so please ask questions and we will do our best to answer. So far we have shipped antique cars to ENGLAND, SWEDEN, GERMANY, AND AUSTRALIA. So if you are overseas and want a shipping quote just ask and we will get it for you. Shipping is no problem, we are used to doing the paperwork now!! You can reach my hubby on 864-616-6860 if thats easier than email but please no calls after 10 pm eastern standard time. We require FULL payment in 7 days by BANK WIRE TRANSFER or by CASH IN PERSON AT PICK UP. There will be no exceptions! If you have ZERO FEEDBACK or more than TWO NEGATIVE FEEDBACKS you must contact us before you bid or your bid will be cancelled. The winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of the auctions end by the phone number listed above or by email. If the winning bidder wants the second car stripped down and the useful parts put into the first car to save on transport costs, we have a guy who will do that. He is very careful and will do a good job. If this is something you want done please contact us to discuss what you want saved from the second car. If you want a transport quote within the USA just ask and we will get if for you. Thanks and good luck to you all. Beverly
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models.
According to NHTSA's data, it has received 508 complaints of the power steering allegedly suddenly malfunctioning and resulting in increased effort to turn the wheel. In four incidents, these failures resulted in loss of control and crashes. According to the reports, in some cases a power steering warning message came on as the fault occurred, and other times the system restored itself by turning off and then restarting the vehicle. NHTSA said it has also received further field report data from Ford, but that information hasn't been publicly released yet.
For the moment, there isn't a recall for this failure on these models. NHTSA is just investigating them to "assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect," and the agency says an estimated 938,000 vehicles could potentially be affected.
We were admittedly bullish about the Lincoln MKC Concept when we introduced it to you yesterday, as we were taken aback by how cohesive the C-platform crossover is in the metal. As it turns out, so were you, dear reader. With hundreds of comments booked on our original Deep Dive story, the overwhelming temperature of the Autoblog Commenteriat is one of surprise and delight - quite an accomplishment for a marque that many had written off for dead. The reception here under the bright lights of the Detroit Auto Show appears to be no less positive, but we thought you might want a second, closer look afforded by these live photos.
Lincoln remains mum on production MKC drivetrain specifics (we're thinking it will start with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder out of its similarly sized Ford Escape relative, or maybe the midlevel 1.6-liter), but we shouldn't have to wait too long. The showcar is expected to closely mirror the production model (due as early as later this year), so much so that Ford global marketing boss Jim Farley explicitly told the press conference masses, "When you see the MKC, do not think concept." That's good news, as the MKC is pivotal to Lincoln's effort to rebuild awareness and consideration on the back of its MKZ sedan, a model just now going on sale. In fact, with the small crossover segment exploding, the MKC could very well turn out to be more important to the brand than the MKZ.
After seeing these new photos, are you more or less enamored with Lincoln's new concept? Leave a comment after voting in our poll below.
With a new boss at the helm, Ford is looking at new ways to improve its vehicle launches in North America to prevent recent issues that have popped up with models like the Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and Ford Fusion. Speaking with Automotive News, Ford's new president of the Americas, Joe Hinrichs, revealed a few ways the automaker plans to avoid early build issues such as the engine fires on certain 2013 Escape and Fusion models and months-long delays for customers to receive their MKZs.
It sounds like the root of the problems may have been Ford's relationship with suppliers compounded by the fact that the product surge came on the heels of the recent industry-crippling recession, and in the AN article, Hinrichs says improvements are being made to reduce problems during the launch of new or redesigned models. Three such improvements that were implemented during the first quarter of this year including more rigorous quality comparisons, better use of computer technology to catch major problems sooner and hiring engineers to work closer with suppliers.