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
A Bench-Warmer In Waiting
I hail from Cleveland, and that means I'm familiar with sports franchises that are always falling short of championships. The Indians, the Browns, the Cavs - they've all come close, but being a resident of C-Town means learning to appreciate the effort more than a reward that never seems to come. So I can appreciate the situation in which Lincoln finds itself today, one where the past is full of repeated attempts to be competitive, and looming on the future's horizon is the next hope on which everything hinges.
That next hope for Lincoln is not the car you see here, but rather the smaller, all-new 2013 MKZ sedan. Like LeBron James entering Gund Arena for the first time, the MKZ will enter dealerships this fall as the brand's chosen savior, markedly more stylish, advanced and desirable than anything offered by Lincoln in recent memory. And that would make this car, the 2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost, one of the other 20 guys whose names I can't remember who played alongside LeBron during his rookie season.
Ford is slowly but surely attempting to revitalize the Lincoln brand, with the new MKZ sedan pointing the way forward for the Blue Oval's struggling luxury division. Here at the LA Auto Show, Lincoln is showing the next new product that aims to give the brand new life, the 2015 MKC crossover.
The MKC is based on the trusty Ford Escape, but this is far more than just a rebadge job. Lincoln has used completely new sheetmetal here, with the brand's familiar split-wing grille front and center, and a classy, wraparound tailgate with super slim taillamps that span the width of the hatchback. It's one of the better applications of Lincoln's new design language we've seen thus far, and the end result is a taut-looking crossover that is at the same time both modern and luxurious-looking.
Further differentiating itself from the Escape, the MKC packs an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, good for 275 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. (On the base end, Ford's 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft is available.) The MKC also uses a new Continuously Controlled Damping adaptive suspension, and is available with both front- and all-wheel drive.
Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a new head of advanced engineering.
Galhotra has a huge job ahead of him as the new boss of Lincoln worldwide, overseeing product development, marketing, sales and service. His task is to turn the luxury division into a world-class brand as quickly as possible, and he reports directly to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields.
"These changes underscore our commitment to build on the success of our One Ford plan by accelerating our pace of progress. They also make clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand and that product excellence and innovation are what will deliver growth and define our entire company going forward," said Fields in the company's announcement.