1966 Lincoln Continental ConvertibleSOLD
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Estimate: $25,000-$40,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $52,800

340bhp, 462 cu. in. V8 engine, four-barrel Carter carburetor, three-speed automatic transmission, independent front with semi-elliptic leaf spring rear suspension, front disc and rear wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"

In 1966, the Lincoln Continental received fresh new styling. It was lengthened four inches and fitted with a larger 462 cubic inch power plant. For the first time in six years, a two-door model was offered in addition to the four- door hardtop and convertible body styles.

Continuing with the Lincoln tradition of blending technical innovations sinuously with modern styling, the 1966 Continental was accepted by the public as being a top quality American luxury car. Representing only six percent of total production, the Lincoln Continental convertible was by far the most attractive model and offered an array of desirable features including a glass rear window, a new instrument panel, signal lights at the bumper, keyless door locking, rear seat belts, and reading lamps with individual switches located in the armrests.

The 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible presented here is a prime example of 1960s American automotive opulence. Sporting a red exterior with a white power top and matching white interior, the Continental convertible is a highly original example with less than 86,000 registered miles. Never treated to a full restoration, its excellent overall condition is the result of a series of minor cosmetic improvements over the years. These included a very recent buffing of the paint, the replacement and replating of several chrome pieces, as well as a thorough detailing which included refinishing the engine and bay.

The Continental convertible is fully loaded with a myriad of options available in 1966 including power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, speed control, power antenna, power windows with power vents, and an AM/FM Town & Country radio. The Continental has resided in the family of the seller since 1968. The seller himself purchased the car from his uncle in 1971 when he was still a sophomore in high school. As a testament to its very well preserved condition, the Continental was shown at the Meadow Brook Concours d ĺ Elegance in 1992.

In a recent test drive, the Continental performed flawlessly, as did every accessory. Although it has never been fully restored, close inspection makes that a difficult statement to believe, as it has the look and feel of a show quality car.

Reference Number 11213

as of 7/14/2007

Car 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible
VIN 6Y86G413885 
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