1947 Lincoln Continental ConvertibleSOLD
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Estimate: $80,000-$100,000 US

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $77,000

Specifications:
130hp, 292 cu. in. side valve twelve-cylinder engine with three-speed transmission, leaf spring and solid axle front suspension, leaf spring and live axle rear suspension and four-wheel hydraulically actuated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125"

When Lincoln introduced its new Continental in 1940, it was a bold statement that clearly demonstrated to longtime rival Cadillac just how serious Lincoln was about competing for what was left of the American luxury car market. The Continental had a smooth and powerful V12 engine and all the amenities luxury car buyers were looking for; Cadillac had reason to be afraid.

The new Lincoln featured advanced European styling that left a powerful impression on the American public. The hood line and cowl was lowered and pushed back, with the front fenders extended to match. The rear fenders, with skirts over the wheels, were also extended to match the bustle-style trunk. The folding top had blind quarters. There was almost no bright trim, a concession to Edsel Ford ĺ s preference for simplicity, as well as the lack of time to make one-off trim pieces.

When car production resumed after the war, designs differed only in trim from what they had been when production had stopped in 1942. At Lincoln, the first postwar cars were unchanged from 1946 through 1948 as presentation of an all-new Lincoln was put off until 1949. The Continentals came in Coupe and Cabriolet and continued to use the 125-inch wheelbase and the V12 engine.

The 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible offered here is an original California car and remarkably retains its original plates from 1947. Until recently it belonged to the president of the California chapter of the Lincoln Continental Owners Club. Under his ownership it was treated to a complete nut and bolt, rotisserie restoration performed by highly skilled craftsmen to the strictest LCOC standards. Upon completion, it did not take long for the Continental to earn its Junior and Senior 1st Place awards.

Today, the Continental remains in superlative condition. The quality of the workmanship performed is evident in every detail of the car, from the stitching on the seats, to the excellent body fit and proper detailing and period equipment found under hood and throughout the underside. This is a national show quality Continental ready for the astute collector who knows what the best is and expects no less.

Reference Number 11212

as of 7/14/2007

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Car 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible
VIN 7H171016 
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