1948 Lincoln Continenental Coupe Elegant Classy and beautifully restored

Price: US $3,050.00 Item location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 90,000
  • Engine size: V-12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1948 Lincoln Continental

When I look at this car I think about what it felt like in 1948 to drive this car, to be SEEN in this car. It epitomized elegance, class and style. Let me be the first one to tell you…it gives you the same feeling today as it would have back then. It is truly and awesome well restored example of an already nice solid car. I have created a link with many more pictures, I encourage you to look at the pictures and decide if you want to have this car in your collection.




I am selling this car for a good friend of mine. He purchased the car from a gentleman who had put thousands of dollars into the car restoring it from 2003-2006. I have records for the restoration he did on the car, pictures of the super solid car he started with and full documentation of the process. The original restorer lovingly invested almost $40,000 dollars in the car. Everything has been rebuilt or replaced only using top quality parts, from people like ECI, master power brakes, Genie, Flaming river, Lectra-Glide, Kearney, Edge, Nielson, Chassis Engineering and much much more.


My friend purchased the car fully assembled and in epoxy primer. The car was then painted and buffed to a very very high standard. The pictures do not do the car justice what so ever. The colors although not original to the car, look stunning. The paint does have some flaws on the roof now starting to show. They are however difficult to capture with the camera but I encourage you to look at the link I have created with dropbox. The link to the pictures is located at the end of this description.


The engine itself is a complete work of art. The engine 292 cubic inch V-12 has been fully rebuilt, with Edge pistons, a Nielson custom cam (250 degrees duration and 302 lift), Kearney Custom aluminum heads (the cost of these was $2500 alone), an Edmonds dual carb intake, Two Stromberg 97 carbs all polished and plated. New rebuilt Lincoln Zepher water pumps added, a one wire alternator and a HI-TORQ starter from IMI Performance products . The engine has 8.5-1 compression ratio and approximately 150 HP. It runs like a sewing machine and starts every time. The transmission is C-4 automatic which was fully rebuilt by Cottmans Transmission service (receipt included) and shift flawlessly. It is topped off with a Genie shifter. A new drive shaft was mated to a 1956 Mercury rear with a 3.15-1 gear ratio to make cruising a pleasure. The rear was fully rebuilt and rides of Chassis Engineering low rider springs in the rear. The original front end was treated to a ECI front disc brake set up and a Master Power Brake booster and master cylinder was used to handle the stopping power. Power steering was added to the car as well with a new Flaming River power steering gear and a GM style power steering pump. The car rides on original style steel wheels wrapped in 225/75/15 wide whites.


The interior was all redone in a burgundy naugahyde with velour inserts and door panels. It complements the exterior perfectly and was done to look and complement the original style. Included in the book that comes along with the car are swatches of the material used with their manufactures brand name and codes/part numbers for future reference. The wiper system was updated with a New Port Engineering vacuum wiper system that is fed by a separate Vacuum pump so the wipers will always have the proper vacuum needed to operate. Lectra Glide power window units were installed as well and work perfectly. The seats are very comfortable and the cabin has that luxurious feeling that you only get from a Lincoln.


Please I encourage you to go to the link I have created and look at the pictures of the car. I have described the car to the best of my ability. If you are interested in the car it is available for inspection by appointment. This car is sold as is where is with no warranty expressed or implied. It is your job to inspect the car previous to purchasing the car. There will be no negotiations on price or refunds after the sale. You buy it you own it. If you have any questions on the car please call me at 804-240-6164 and I will answer or get an answer for you as soon as I can. There is a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit due within 24 hrs of auction end unless other arrangement were made prior to auction end. The remainder of the funds will need to payed within 7 days of auction end. Preferred payment is CASH IN HAND IN PERSON. I will accept a wire transfer or a certified bank check. I will need to verify the check funds before I release the car for shipping. If you bank with a bank that is not in my area the car will be held for 10 days for the check to clear before it is released for shipping. Look at my feedback, I am an honest person and I do the best I can to list items for sale. BID WITH CONFIDENCE