Lincoln Continental Convertible Laguna Beach New Engine New Transmission Perfect

Price: US $62,527.81 Item location: Laguna Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Black Leather Polished Peak Moldings
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 84,940
  • VIN: 3Y86N409763
  • Color: Sultana White
  • Engine size: 430ci V8
  • Number of cylinders: Brand New V-8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Brand NEW Rebuilt
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Leather
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

“The 1963 Lincoln Continental, till is a blue chip investment”

Changes were made to enlarge the available passenger room on the 1963 Lincoln Continental.

This involved an instrument panel redesign to allow for more knee and leg room

Relocating the front seat forward slightly to improve rear seat leg room.

Designing a new deck lid and reconfiguring the luggage compartment to hold more luggage.
Changes to the engine provided 20 additional horsepower.
This would be the final year for the curved side glass and shorter wheelbase.

1963 represented the following changes, dditions, r deletions:

Standard rear door courtesy lights on Sedan

Amber front turn signal lenses

Standard six-way power seat, ower vent windows, nd power antenna (except early production)

Four-barrel carburetor

Revised rear deck lid

Front seat relocated forward

Revised instrument panel

New AM-FM Radio option

Six-Ply Whitewall Tire option

320 horsepower engine

Standard remote control outside rearview mirror

Single heater core and blower motor (1961-1962 cars had two of each)

"Americas Most Distinguished Motorcar"

You will notice refinements in styling from 1962 to 1963 from the new front grille to the new rear styling. Yet you will recognize the automobile as "UNMISTAKABLY CONTINENTAL."

For it remains alone in its classic look.

*****All Continentals are equipped with automatic transmission; radio; power seats; power windows; power steering.

Singular in its luxury and comfort. Unique in its ease of handling, ts center rear opening rear doors, ts full power auxiliaries as standard equipment.

Unequaled in its construction and ride, ncorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.

This year, iscover Lincoln Continental for yourself.

Examine its new, ven more luxurious interior.

Turn the Key and feel the powerful response of the largest and most carefully built engine of any automobile made.

Drive it and experience the full power and the unsurpassed ride of the Continental.

And, hen you do, magine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible...

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Out of the 31,233 total produced,only 3,138 were CONVERTIBLESwere produced.

What that means is only9.899%of the entire production wereCONVERTIBLES.

In recents stats suggest, hat only 3 percent, re still in existence. That means there are less than 100.68 of these Lincolns left on the road.

Production Started: September 28, 962 Production Ended: July 24, 963.

She was born on September 1st, 962 produced to be sold in District Sales Office Kansas City Kansas.

From all of my due diligence, he is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.

In a short three years, incoln had completely turned things around. The car was now accepted as a quality vehicle, ts styling was seen as a timeless classic, nd sales were on the rise even if not as quickly as some would like. Lincoln went from being on Ford's chopping block to the proud flagship division of the Ford Motor Company.

“Let's us start at the top, hall we...”

Only driven her 84,940 miles over her lifetime.

What that means is:

1,717.6981 Miles per year

131.4748 Miles per month

33.6187 Miles a week

4.7369 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!


Top Cycles Perfectly

Windows switches were all taken apart, ebuilt and reassembled.

All 4 windows go up and down effortlessly perfectly

Quarter Power Vent Windows open and close perfectly

6 Way Seats work perfectly

AM Radio

All dash / tail / break / back up / head lights (high & low) work

Just an all inclusive pleasure to drive...


1963 would be the final year for the body style introduced in 1961. External styling changes were highly visible this year with the box pattern grille and rear deck chrome trim.

The 1963 is considered by many to be the best of the series.

Here are her numbers:3Y86N409763

Digit #1: 3 = Year (1963)

Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom, ichigan)

Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)

Digit #5: N = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, V; 7)

Digits #6-11: 409763 = Consecutive Unit Number

The VIN Plate below decodes as:74A G 86 01L 44 1 4

BODY: 74A = Lincoln Continental 4-Door Convertible

COLOR: G = Silver Mink

TRIM: 86 =Black Leather Bench Seat

DATE: 01L = September 01 1962 (day of month, etter represents month)

DSO: 44 = District Sales Office Kansas City Kansas

AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle, .89:1 ratio

TRANS: 4 = Twin-Range Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic



H - 430 CID V-8

Bore and Stroke: 4.30 x 3.70 inches Compression Ratio: 10.00:1 Brake Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 rpm Torque: 465 lb.-ft. @ 2600 rpm Carburetor: Carter 4V (C3VE-9510B)


4 Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic


1 Optional:

3 A 2.89:1 Optional: 3.11:1 2.89:1 Directed power


9.15x 15 Hankook brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system

Front: Ventilated : Drum type

Rear: Ventilated : Drum type


123 inches

Front Tread: 62.1 inches

Rear Tread: 61.0 inches


Length: 213.0 inches

Width: 78.6 inches

Height: 53.7 inches

Trunk: 15.5 cubic feet?Trunk

Sill Height: 24.0"


Front headroom: 33"

Rear headroom: 33.4"

Front legroom: 44.1"

Rear legroom: 40.5"

Front shoulder room: 59.3"

Rear shoulder room: 59.4"

Front hip room: 60.7"

Rear hip room: 62.4"

Font seat height: 10.5”

Rear seat height: 13.2”


Fuel Tank: 24 gallons

Cooling System: 25 qts. (with heater)

Transmission: 11.8 qts.

“Luxury tailored to your good taste”

Here is how this amazing labor of engine love flowed:

Check electrical systems

Remove Hood from car

Drain all fluids

Pull engine

Remove all brackets, ounts and external engine components.

Remove all bolt on components in engine compartment including hoses and wiring harnesses.

Repair battery tray, eld patch and grind smooth.

Bodywork sand blast to straighten air cleaner

Scrape surface areas and degrease entire engine compartment.

Bead blast engine compartment

Body work on coolant reservoir tank

Body work and sand valve covers

New transmission prepped and painted

What she has that's new:

New flex plate

New fly wheel

New Upper and Lower radiator hose

New Hose clamp kit OEM style

NewHeater hose clamps

New Engine decal kit

New fuel filter and fuel pump

New FORD oil filter

New 8 spark plug and wire set

New Petronix electronic ignition conversion

New motor mounts

New Transmission mounts

New Belts set for A/C and Power steering

New starter solenoid

New FORD air filter

New rubber grommets (bushings) on upper cowling

New FORD batter cables

New FORD factory ignition wires

New distributor cap

New window switches with lock switch

New vacuum lines

New transmission line and fitting

New heater hose

New rebuilt clock

New vacuum lines for power locks

New gasoline sending unit

New power seat motor

New chrome center pillar caps

New chrome windshield interior header and pillars

New chromed peak moldings

New rubber moldings on all 4 doors

New chromed Continental badging

New HANCOOK P215/75/R14 98S tires

New Kenwood KDC-X591 AM/FM head unit with remote control.

New Boston Acoustics car audio speakers with Boston Acoustics amplifier.

NEW made to order door moldings (4) with extruded ends that snap in perfect to original holes. “It took 3 months to get 1 set of complete molding like it was in 1963”

2 Door seal front (with NEW molded ends)

2 Door sear rear (with NEW molded ends)

Paint, er body needed very little work.

Here were the steps:

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Prior to paint, er chrome trim was all removed re-chromed and or professionally hand polished.

1. She was taken down to the metal (by hand) NOT by sand blasting. I was amazed at how perfect she was under that faded paint. She spent well over 90 days in paint and body. "No need to rush perfection".

2. Then we began by degreasing the metal to remove contaminants left over from the stripping process. The metal is then treated and coated with zinc for superior corrosion resistance and better adhesion of the subsequent paint layers.

3. Primer was the first layer of paint. It is formulated to fill tiny scratches and imperfections in the body and give the subsequent color coats something to adhere to. Unlike the drab gray primer of yesteryear, e used colored primer to hide future damage from rock or stone chips.

4. The base coat, r color layer, as the next in the process. In the past, his was the final layer of paint, hich was directly exposed to the environment. We then applied clear coat paint over the final color layer. (Clear coat is a layer of paint without color pigment added-it is simply clear paint. The clear coat adds high gloss while protecting the colored base coat from scratching, hipping, nd the effects of the environment.)

Finally....Her paint is thick and smooth as you can see in the photos.

*****During paint and body here are the notes about the chrome trim interior & exterior.

Removed & Re-chromed / Polished:

The hood emblem was removed and polished.

The trunk emblem was removed and polished

The window pillars were removed and re-chromed.

The windshield header was removed and re-chromed.

Head light bezels was removed and professionally polished.

Center pillar caps were removed and re-chromed.(2)

Drivers side mirror was removed and professionally polished.

Front bumper Impact Bar was removed and professionally polished.

Front right hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.

Front left hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.

Rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Left rear outer impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Right rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Sun visor (center windshield header piece) was removed and re-chromed.

Door handles (Exterior 4) were removed and professionally polished.

Hand Polishing:

On all 4 doors the entire door trim was removed, isassembled and professionally hand polished this included:

Drivers side mirror

Handles (Inner 4)

Inner trays(4)

Cigarette lighters (2)

Unlocking handles (4)

Door unlock knobs (4)

Inner trim(4)

Ashtrays (3)

All gages i.e. Gas / Volts / Oil Pressure/Speedometer

Steering wheel center, hifter & indicator columns

Dash trim A/c controls, ower window, ower lock, igarette lighter,

AM radio controls knobs

Vent knobs

Interior lamp

Door light bezel trim (4)

All fender well molding (4)

Lower quarter and side chrome molding (6)

Rear deck lid trim (4)

List of Sandblasted and Powder Coated items:

Air cleaner (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Air intake (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Oil Breather cap (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Valve rocker arm covers (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Upper sway bracket arms 4 (These bolt on at the fire wall to each front quarter panel / fender) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Radiator fan shroud (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Radiator bracket plate (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

Radiator mounting bracket plate (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

She comes with:

Any and all receipts for the services / parts / components / repairs that came from this labor of dedication.

Clear Certificate of Title

1963 Lincoln Continental Owners Manual

1963 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker

She has ALL NEW fluids and filters,

At this point I believe I have covered all of the bases....

If you should have any questions please call my cell.

949-433-0404 Griffin