RARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK VII V8 368 6L 285HP ONLY 22,732 MILES MUSEUM CAR LOW
Price: - Item location: Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- SubModel: CONTINENTAL MARK VII
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: CONTINENTAL MARK VII
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 22,732
- Color: WHITE
- Engine size: V8 368 6.0L 285HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: RED
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1956 Lincoln Continental CONTINENTAL MARK VIIRARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK VII V8 368 6L 285HP ONLY 22,732 MILES MUSEUM CAR
1 OF ONLY 3000 EVER MADE!!!
ONLY LESS THAN 1500 KNOWN TO EXIST!!!
VIN # C5601612
THIS IS A PRIVATELY OWNED AND EXTREMELY RARE1956 CONTINENTAL MARK VII. IT HAS BEEN IN A MUSEUM SINCE 1992 AND PRIVATELY OWNED. IT IS AN ORIGINAL VEHICLE WITH NO HISTORY OF DAMAGE. IT COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL V8 368 6L 285HP ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ARE BOTH STRONG AND RUN GREAT.THE PREVIOUS OWNER STATED THE MILES TO BE ORIGINAL 22,732. THERE IS NO 100% CORRECT FOOL PROOF WAY TO VERIFY THE MILES, BUT FROM THE WAY IT LOOKS AND DRIVES, ITS HISTORY AND CONDITION, WE WOULD SAY THE ORIGINAL MILES ARE CORRECT. IT RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT.THE EXTERIOR IS WHITE IN COLOR AS PICTURED AND LOOKS GREAT. IT HAS BEEN REPAINTED IN THE PAST AND GREAT DRIVER PAINT AS PICTURED. THE CHROME BUMPERS AND TRIM ARE IN GREAT CONDITION AND POLISHED AS YOU CAN SEE. IT HAS THE 24K GOLD EMBLEMS INSTALLED AS WELL. ALOT OF THE RUBBER TRIM SUCH AS WINDOW TRIM IS ORIGINAL SO IT WILL SHOW NORMAL AGEING FOR ORIGINAL RUBBER TRIM.
IT HAS POWER WINDOWS, POWER SEATS AND MORE. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO WORK FINE. THE ENGINE WAS JUST PROFESSIONALLY TUNED WITH NEW TIRES INSTALLED. IT HAS NEW ENGINE HOSES AND MORE.IT HAS BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR IN NICE CONDITION AS PICTURED. THE INTERIOR IS RED & WHITE IN COLOR AS PICTURED AND BEAUTIFUL. ITS AN ORIGINAL UN-FULLY RESTORED CONDITION. IT SHOWS NORMAL WEAR AS PICTURED ON INTERIOR. THERE ARE SOME CHROME ITEMS INSIDE THAT NEED TO BE POLISHED TO REALLY SHINE AND SOME OTHER MINOR THINGS THAT NEED ATTENTION. NO MAJOR ISSUES AT ALL.THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK VII FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION. YOU RARELY EVER SEE THIS MODEL AND IT HAS A MUSEUM HISTORY.IT WOULD MAKE AN OUTSTANDING ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK VII HISTORYThe Continental Mark II is a personal luxury car that was produced by Continental in 1956 and 1957. An attempt to build a post-World War II car to rival the greatest of the pre-War era, or anything produced in Europe, it is regarded as a rare and elegant classicThe new Continental was not intended to be the largest or most powerful automobile; rather, the most luxurious and elegant American car available, designed to recapture the spirit of the great classics of the prewar period with prices to match.There was something of the style of the early Ford Thunderbird at the front, which was introduced earlier at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954, with a tasteful egg-crate grille; a long, curving hood; and straight fenders to the headlights. The fender line went back to behind the doors, at which point the line kicked up a little before curving back down to the taillights.Little chrome was used compared to other vehicles of the time, and the only two-tone paint combinations offered were limited to roofs being contrasted with bodies. The car had power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power vent windows, and a tachometer. The vanes on the wheel covers were individually bolted inside the frame of the cover. It sported a high greenhouse and a wraparound windscreen. Fueling was accomplished via a swingaway left taillight. The Continental Mark II's had only one option, air conditioningFrom today's vantage point, it can be argued that the Continental Mark II was successful at being what it was intended to be: an American Rolls-Royce or Bentley, and a re-creation of the grand cars of the thirtiesToday, only approximately half of the original 3,000 cars still exist.