LINCOLN CONTINENTAL HOME OFFICE RESERVE ORDERED BY JACK HEUER of TAG HEUER
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- SubModel: SPECIAL ORDER
- Type: CONVERTIBLE
- Trim: BLACK LEATHER
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 53,898
- Color: PRESIDENTIAL BLACK
- Engine size: 430 CID
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER
- Safety options: OPTIONAL FRONT SEAT BELTS
- Options: AM / FM RADIO THAT WORKS, POWER ANTENNA, POWER 6 WAY SEATS, POWER QUARTER VENT WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Lincoln Continental SPECIAL ORDER
Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1965
Ordered by and built for JACK HEUER the CEO of TAG Heuer
She was built on January 4th, 1964
District Sales Office Delivery Code 84 (HOME OFFICE RESERVE)
NOT FOR THE UNWASHED MASSES
In 1964 while in the US, Jack Heuer looking to improve his footprint in the exclusive Men's wristwatch space. Jack made a visit to Raymond FORD MERCURY LINCOLN in Bayshore N.Y.
Jack instantly fell in love with the grace, style and innovation of this Lincoln Continental, so much so, he ordered this magnificent automobile to be made to his exact request to be enjoyed for the summer of 1965 while in the US.
She was then shipped to Jack in Paris France, where it was to be enjoyed. She lived in Paris until her departure back to the US on August 7th, 1997 and subsequent arrival on August 30th, 1997 (See Bill of Lading)
Foot note about Jack Heuer-
"One of the most spectacular publicity coups a watch company can pull off is to get one of its watches on the wrist of a respected personality with a high public profile. Politicians, sports idols, and celebrities from the worlds of film, fashion and music are all fair game...
Back in 1967, however, Heuer Time Corporation was still a small subsidiary in the US and we were scratching our heads wondering how we could increase awareness of the Heuer brand of chronographs in North America.
Our thoughts turned to eminent Americans, including Robert Kennedy, a younger brother of John F. Kennedy. At this time Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy was not only a senator for New York but also a model for American youth and he used to go jogging in the area around the White House with several hundred young people to draw attention to the growing problem of obesity amongst the US population."
"During one of our brain-storming sessions we came up with the idea of trying to get one of our watches on Bobby Kennedy’s wrist. But how? We hit on what I admit was a rather devious scheme ..."
Americas Most Distinguished Motorcar
Lincoln Continental is the luxury motorcar that stands apart from all the other cars. It distinguishes you among fine car owners. What does your car say about you?
You will notice refinements in styling for 1965, 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.
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...
Out of the 36,824 total Lincoln's produced, only 3,356 were CONVERTIBLES were made
What that means is only 9.899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.
In recents 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 August 3, 1964 Production Ended: July 9, 1965
The 1965 Lincoln Continental benefited from several new standard features.
Those features included:
A low-fuel warning light.
Vertically adjustable steering column.
Auxiliary map light.
Automatic parking-brake release.
Larger (15-inch) wheels providing better cooling for breaking.
Front wheel disc brakes.
Air Conditioning was installed in about 90% of production.
Individual power front seats were also an optIon.
From all of my due diligence, she is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.
She truly is a piece of American history.
She has only been driven her 53,898 miles over her lifetime.
What that means is:
1,056.8235 Miles per year
88.0686 Miles per month
22.0171 Miles a week
3.1453 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!
NO SMOKING / JUST ROCK SOLID
Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)
Windows switches were all taken apart, cleaned 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 FM Radio works.
Radio Antenna goes up and down.
All dash / tail / break / back up / head lights (high & low) work.
Just an all inclusive pleasure to drive...
1965 was the first year for:
Ventilated front disc brakes
Factory vinyl roof option
Fender-mounted parking lights
Ribbed chrome trim on taillights
Transistorized Ignition option
Emergency Flasher option
Spare Tire Relocation Kit option
”The 1965 is considered by many to be the best of the series.”
Here are her numbers: 5Y86N429518
Digit #1: 5 = Year (1965)
Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom, Michigan)
Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)
Digit #5: N = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, 4V; 7)
Digits #6-11: 422666 = 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 Pleated Design Bench Seat
DATE: 04A = January 4th 1964 (day of month, letter represents month)
DSO: 84 = District Sales off HOME OFFICE RESERVE
AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle, 2.89:1 ratio
TRANS: 4 = Twin-Range Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic
ENGINE CODE / ENGINE DETAILS
N - 430 CID V-8 320 Hp8
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
REAR AXLE CODE REAR AXLE RATIO
1 Optional: 3 A 2.89:1 Optional: 3.11:1 2.89:1 Directed power
TIRE SIZE BRAKE
9.15x 15 Firestone brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system
Front: Ventilated : DISC type
Rear: Ventilated : Drum type
Front Tread: 62.1 inches
Rear Tread: 61.0 inches
Length: 216.3 inches
Width: 78.6 inches Height: 54.2 inches
Trunk: 14.4 cubic feet Trunk
Sill Height: 24.0"
Front headroom : 39"
Rear headroom: 38.4"
Front legroom: 41.1"
Rear legroom: 40.5"
Front shoulder room: 59.3"
Rear shoulder room: 59.4"
Front hip room: 62.3"
Rear hip room: 62.4"
Fuel Tank: 25 gallons Cooling System: 25 qts. (with heater)
“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."
When I found her, she was sitting under a cover sleeping inside a garage in Dripping Springs Texas. As I looked her over, I knew she was solid as solid could get. Her bones are what you would expect growing up in Dallas Texas.
Her body she needed very little work.
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.
Here were the steps:
Prior to paint, ALL 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 60 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, 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 clearcoat 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
Hood emblem was removed and re-chromed
Trunk emblem was removed and re-chromed
Window pillars were removed and re-chromed
Head light bezels were removed and re-chromed (2)
Rear Taillight Grille Re-chromed (2)
Center pillar caps were removed
Drivers side mirror was removed
Front bumper Impact Bar was removed and re-chromed
Front right hand bar extension was removed and re-chromed
Front left hand bar extension was removed and re-chromed
Rear Impact Bar was removed and re-chromed
Left rear outer impact bar was removed and re-chromed
Right rear impact bar was removed and re-chromed
Sun visor (center windshield header piece) was removed and re-chromed, 3Pcs.
Metal Work / Re-Chroming / Hand Polishing
The entire trim was removed, disassembled and professionally hand polished this included:
Front Quarter Fender Peak Molding removed metal worked & polished (2)
Drivers & Passenger Peak Molding removed metal worked & polished (2)
Rear Passenger Doors Peak Molding removed metal worked & polished (2)
Rear Quarter Fender Peak Molding removed metal worked & polished (2)
Lower Front Quarter Fender trim removed metal worked & polished (2)
Lower Center Rocker board trim removed metal worked & polished (2)
Lower Rear Quarter Fender trim removed metal worked & polished (2
Front door Drivers side mirror (1) polished
Front & Rear Fender well chrome (4) polished
Door handles (Exterior 4) polished
Handles (Inner 4) polished
Inner trays(4) polished
Cigarette lighters (4) polished
Unlocking handles (4) polished
Door unlock knobs (4) polished
Inner trim(4) polished
Ashtrays (3) polished
All gages i.e. Gas / Volts / Oil Pressure/Speedometer Bezels polished
Steering wheel center, shifter & indicator columns polished
Dash trim A/C controls, Power window, Power lock, Cigarette lighter,
AM/FM radio controls knobs
Vent knobs polished polished
Interior lamp polished
Door light bezel trim (4) polished
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 (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
A/C Bracket (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Jack Base (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Jack Column (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
Jack Locking Lever (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Jack Hook Assembly (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Lug Wrench (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)
Rear deck lid light (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
Rear Deck lid flap panel arms (2) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
Rear Deck lid locking screw housing (2) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
Hood latch primary (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
Hood latch secondary (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Silver Metallic)
What's she has NEW:
NEW BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER
****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 Upper back panel limit switch
NEW Double loop 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 1965.
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 Lower steering column bushings
NEWLY Rebuilt Fuel pump
NEW R&I manifold gaskets
NEWLY High volume oil pump
NEW Break booster
NEW valve gaskets
NEW exhaust (complete from engine to tail)
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 decals and Jacking procedure decal located on
inner rear deck lid.
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.
She comes with:
Triple A Collector Car Replacement Insurance Policy with a REPLACEMENT
VALUE OF $124,000.00
A 3 inch stack of all receipts for the services / parts / components / repairs that came
from her first restoration and the current restoration that was completed over the last
Clear Certificate of California Title
Original 1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Manual
Original 1965 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker
Original 1965 Lincoln Continental Sales Brochure
Bill of Lading (coming home from Paris France)
She has ALL NEW fluids and filters, her tires have 10% wear or 90% left on them, she is ready to go!!!
At this point I believe I have covered all of the bases....
If you should have any questions please call my cell.
ONE LAST THING...
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE FINANCES AND YOUR WIFE TELLS YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT BUY.....
PLEASE CLEAR IT WITH HER BEFORE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE AND WASTE BOTH OUR TIMES.
IF I HAVE LEARNED ONE THING... IT IS THIS
"IT IS FAR BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET THEN LIVE ON YOUR KNEES"
"THE 1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL.......... YOUR FINEST INVESTMENT IN TOMORROW"