RARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II V8 368 6L 285HP APPROX 85K MILES BLACK BEAUTY
Price: - Item location: Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- SubModel: CONTINENTAL MARK VII
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: CONTINENTAL MARK II
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 85,655
- VIN: C5691343
- Color: BLACK
- Engine size: V8 368 6.0L 285HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: BURGUNDY
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1956 Lincoln Continental CONTINENTAL MARK VIIRARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II V8 368 6L 285HP APPROX 85K MILES BLACK BEAUTY
1 OF ONLY 3000 EVER MADE!!!
ONLY LESS THAN 1500 KNOWN TO EXIST!!!
THIS IS A PRIVATELY OWNED AND EXTREMELY RARE1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II. IT HAS BEEN IN A MUSEUM SINCE 1992 AND PRIVATELY OWNED. IT IS MAINLY ORIGINAL WITH NO HISTORY OF SERIOUS DAMAGE. IT COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL V8 368 6L 285HP ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ARE BOTH STRONG AND RUN GREAT FOR AGE AND MILES.IT HAS APPROX 85K MILES AS THE ODOMETER STOPPED WORKING AT APPROX 79K. (APPROX 6K MILES AGO).IT RUNS AND DRIVES VERY GOOD.THE EXTERIOR IS BLACK IN COLOR AS PICTURED AND LOOKS GREAT SHOWING NORMAL SIGNS OF A WELL CARED FOR VEHICLE. 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. SOME 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. THE POWER SEAT SWITCH ALONG WITH WINDOW SWITCHES WILL NEED SOME SERVICE. THE ENGINE HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY MAINTAINED AND TUNED. THE TIRES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS SOME NEW ENGINE HOSES AND MORE. THE ORIGINAL RADIO NEEDS TO BE SERVICED.IT HAS BEAUTIFUL INTERIOR IN NICE CONDITION AS PICTURED. THE INTERIOR IS BURGUNDY IN COLOR AS PICTURED AND BEAUTIFUL. ITS IN ORIGINAL UN-FULLY RESTORED WELL CARED FOR 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. IT RUNS AND DRIVES VERY GOOD. IT HAS NEVER BEEN FULLY RESTORED AND COMES AS PICTURED.THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II 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 II 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.