Laguna Beach California Lincoln Continental Convertible (Turn Key Stunner)

Price: US $67,473.00 Item location: Laguna Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Top Grade Black Leather
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 80,430
  • VIN: 2Y86H429020
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 430 CID
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: NEW AAMCO
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

How are you going to spend your summer???


Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1962

America's Most Distinguished Motorcar

You will notice refinements in styling for 1962, 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.

“The Continental changed a bit in 1962.”

Still, styling changes continued to be mild, among them were:
-A simpler front grille design with floating rectangles and a thin center bar was adopted.
-Thinner 1-inch whitewall band for tires
-Headlights raised 1 inch
-Steering wheel raised 3/4ths of an inch
-Wider and flatter convertible top bows (3/4 inch lower)
-Squarer rear door upper window design on Convertible.

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, its center rear opening rear doors, its full power auxiliaries as standard equipment.

Unequaled in its construction and ride, incorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.
This year, discover Lincoln Continental for yourself.

Examine its new, even 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, when you do, imagine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible...

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Out of the 31,061 total produced, only 3,212 were CONVERTIBLES were produced.

What that means is only 9.899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.
In recent stats suggest, that only 3 percent, are still in existence. That means there are less than 100.68 of these Lincolns left on the road.

Production Started: October 12, 1961 Production Ended: July 24, 1962.

She was born on July 17th, 1961 produced to be sold in District Sales Office Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

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

“Let's us start at the top, shall we...”
Bio of this 2 owner lady:
Owner number 1:
She was owned by R. Campbell, was the owner and founder of one the best know Wall Street firms of its time. Mr. Campbell, had very close ties to the GREAT NEWSPAPER STRIKE OF 1962. Mr. Campbell was a key figure in bringing the New York Times, the Daily News, and theNew York Post to the bargaining table to end the strike.

Mr. Campbell cared and loved her until his passing. I was fortunate to rescue her from his care taker who knew how special this Continental was, but just didn't know how to care for her.
She truly is a piece of American history.

Mr. Campbell only drove her 80,438 miles over her lifetime.

What that means is:
1,517.6981 Miles per year
126.4748 Miles per month
31.6187 Miles a week
4.5169 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!

Brand NEW top engine rebuild March 2016

Brand NEW transmission AAMCO WITH warranty

Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)
New Heavy Duty Hydraulic top pump
New Windows switches were all taken apart, rebuilt 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...

1962 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 1962 is considered by many to be the best of the series.

Here are her numbers:2Y86H429020
Digit #1: 2 = Year (1962)
Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom, Michigan)
Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)
Digit #5: H = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, 4V; 7)
Digits #6-11: 429020 = Consecutive Unit Number
The VIN Plate below decodes as: 74A A 86 12C 54 1 4
BODY: 74A = Lincoln Continental 4-Door Convertible
COLOR: A =Presidential black
TRIM: 86 =Black Leather Button Design Bench Seat
DATE: 17G = July 7th 1961 (day of month, letter represents month)
DSO: 35 = District Sales Office Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle, 2.89:1 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 Firestone brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system
Front: Ventilated : Disc type
Rear: Ventilated : Disc 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

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”

"The NEW BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER hides were picked by me personally.”

When each of this Continental's seats were re-upholstered, extraordinary care was exercised to achieve perfect workmanship with every meticulous stitch."

You will notice the special 4 square button pattern (This is a CUSTOM option)

When I found her, she was sitting under a cover sleeping inside a garage in Akron New York. As I looked her over, I knew she was solid as solid could get. Her bones are what you would expect being keep warm and dry by a very loving owner.

Her body needed very little work.

Here were the steps:
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Prior to paint, her chrome trim was all removed re-chromed and 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".

  • 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, we used colored primer to hide future damage from rock or stone chips.

    4. The base coat, or color layer, was the next in the process. In the past, this was the final layer of paint, which 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, chipping, and 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 re-chromed.
    -The trunk emblem was removed and re-chromed.
    -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, disassembled 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, shifter & indicator columns
    -Dash trim A/c controls, Power window, Power lock, Cigarette 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)

    What's she has NEW:

    ****I personally chose each hide that was used for the interior.
    -NEW 7 Rebuilt window switches (These were all taken apart sanded, cleaned
    and repaired with new rubber inserts)
    -NEW Double loop 80/20 black Carpet throughout entire cabin with heel kick pad
    -NEW Trunk carpets cut to original specifications
    -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 1962”
    -2 Door seal front (with NEW molded ends)
    -2 Door sear rear (with NEW molded ends)
    -NEW Weather -strip trunk lid
    -NEW Peak molding clips for Fenders and Quarter panels
    -NEW Rear deck molding
    -NEW Package tray molding
    -NEW Convertible top Quarter pads (These pads rest on the car when the top is
    -NEW Steering gear box
    -NEW Power steering pressure hose
    -NEW Power steering fluid
    -NEW Carburetor rebuilt
    -NEW Fram oil filter
    -NEW 300W Kendall GT-1 oil
    -NEW Throttle body
    -NEW AFB Carburetor floats
    -NEW AAMCO transmission WITH WARRANTY

    -NEW Lower steering column bushing

    -NEW Rebuilt Fuel pump
    -NEW R&I manifold gaskets
    -NEW High volume oil pump
    -NEW 4 Disc Brake booster
    -NEW 4 Piston disc brake conversion
    -NEW valve gaskets
    -NEW Shocks (4)
    -NEW Dual exhaust (complete from engine to tail)

    AccuAir Air Management System

    The e-Level™TouchPad™Air Management Package combines all of the highest quality components available to control your Air Springs in one easy to order part number.
    -This kit included the top-of-the-line e-Level™
    -Controller with TouchPad™ interface
    -VU4 4-Corner Valve Manifold,
    -5-gallon Aluminum Air Tank
    -Serviceable Aluminum Air Filter,
    -3/8" D.O.T. Approved Plumbing Kit
    -And the most detailed Installation & Operation Manuals on the market.
    -Complete 4 piston 4 Wheel Disc Brake Conversion with custom emergency break -mechanism.

    The man hours to make the conversion from drum to disc, suspension, wiring, welding and fabrication took 3 months to complete.

    ******The ORIGINAL wheels were taken off and cut in half and welded back together in order to keep the stock look and feel of this VERY special 1962 Lincoln Convertible but still have form and function to safely be mounted over the NEW Disc Brake system.

    Here is how it flowed:

  • Disassemble front and rear suspension for mock up.

  • Set up front bags and shocks, clearance for front inner fenders for A-arm travel

  • Finish up front suspension to star rear suspension set up.

  • Weld up rear end brackets and cut out exhaust

  • Assembly of rear suspension and set pinion angle

  • Removed radiator and overflow and stage Air System

  • Mocked up and start of set up front Accuair sensors

  • Finished front and rear sensors and start fabrication mounting bracket for tank and compressors.

  • Fabricating for tank and compressors

  • Mount tank and assemble system, water traps.

  • Run air lines and cycle convertible for clearance

  • Drill out and run driver side air lines

  • Assembled and installed front disc brakes

  • Start brake booster

  • Remove and install steering column to rebuild rag joint, size up new power steering lines.

  • Remove rear drums and axles for disc brake conversion

  • Install NEW rag joint and fit disc brake kit

  • Plum D/C lines for power locks

  • Remove door panels and fabricate for power lock solenoids

  • Instal new 4 wheel disc brake booster

  • Instal re-cored radiator and reservoir

  • Install new mufflers

  • Fabricating 4 wheels for fitment over disc brake caliper

    She fires up on first try
    Runs very quiet and smooth

  • *. *
    I live on top of a large hill looking over looking the Pacific Ocean, she attacks this hill with ease and her temp stays running cool.

    NEW AC DELCO spark plugs
    NEW Accel/High performance distributor cap and rotor kit for 71000 series
    NEW Mallory/8 mm. 8 cyl. black Pro Wire Hemi stainless steel core straight boots universal spark plug wire kit.
    NEW Sylvania Xtravision H5001XV Headlamps
    NEW Peak 50/50 Antifreeze & Coolant
    NEW CVR Car cover
    NEW Comp fire extinguisher
    NEW Time period correct engine bay decals and Jacking procedure decal located on
    inner rear deck lid.
    New Keyless remote control for CUSTOM power locks
    New AcuAir air management system.
    New Re-cored Radiator
    New P235/75R14 Coker Tires (4)
    New Battery
    New Battery terminal cable
    New Re-built carburetor
    New electric door lock solenoids
    New steering rag joint
    New steel braided lines for power steering and windshield wipers
    New brake lines
    New 100 Amp breaker
    New air system master shut off switch
    New emergency brake cable
    New brake hose for rear end
    New hose locks
    New radiator hose upper & lower
    New thermostat
    New thermostat gasket
    New radiator cap

    List of Sandblasted and Powder Coated items:
    1. Air cleaner (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
    2. Air intake (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

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

    4. Valve rocker arm covers (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
    5. 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)
    6. Radiator fan shroud (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
    7. Radiator bracket plate (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
    8. 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
    1962 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Log (NOT A REPRODUCTION)
    1962 Lincoln Continental Owners Manual (NOT A REPRODUCTION)
    1962 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker

    She has ALL NEW fluids and filters

    She has NEW Corker tires have wear or 100% left on them, she is ready to go!!!

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

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    You can drive her for about $400.00 a month with very little up front capital.

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