1942 Lincoln Continental Restored
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- Trim: 2 dr coupe
- Year: 1942
- Mileage: 9,999,999
- VIN: H132928
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 12 cylinder flathead
- Transmission: standard with OD
- Drive type: rear
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1942 Lincoln Continental
Only 200 of these Continentals werebuilt because of the WW II effort, andnot many of these remain. This is a shinning example of Ford Motor Company's advanced change in their Flagship for 1942. Although cut short in this production year, these changes strongly influenced the return of the continental in 1946.The V12 engine was slightly modified to use cast iron cylinder heads and the ci was increased to 306 cu which produced 130 bhp.
This car has been restored as the pedigree should be. The interior is returned to original with excellent fabric work that nicely compliments the 14 caret gold dash. The"like new" wide whitewall tiresmark the impressive design of this stunning beauty.The paint work shines strongly and the bright work is very presentable with some minor patina here and there.It has had an extensive restoration, but I am not sure of the date.
Mechanically, I have done the following as this car which just returned to service after a lengthy storage period.
---Flushed the brake system; rebuilt r. front cylinder and replaced r. front hose
---Repaired any lights not working; replaced rear tail light wires
---R & R gas tank and flushed; rebuilt carburetor; replaced gas gauge sending unit
---Replaced OD kick down switch ( OD works as it should now)
---Replaced front sway bar bushings
This car goes down the road like a 1942 Lincoln should. I have driven it for distances of 50 plus miles, and it has performed very well. At one point, I passed a slow driver and reached speeds in excess of 65 mph!!
My overall rating of this car is a2- to a 3+.