66,1966 Lincoln Continental 4 door convertible
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 4 door convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 128,127
- VIN: 6Y86G424534
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 462
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: power vent windows,power top,power trunk, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Lincoln ContinentalNO RESERVE! For sale is a 66, 1966 Lincoln Continental Four Door convertible with "suicide" or "kissing" doors. It is it's original colors: black body, black top, red interior. I have owned it in St. Louis since the late 80s, it spent a few years before me in Rural IL, but spent most of its early life in California. Only about 3160 of these cars were made. I consider it a good "driver" car. The car has little rust on it for being almost 50 yrs old in my opinion, but does have some small amounts of rust. It has a few small dings, some small paint chips and touch ups,the only real damage is the drivers back door is dented in. Not offered as a show ready car, but could get there with some improvements.The top leaks at the windshield, but I never take it out in the rain, bad seal. New seals are available online. Top is 25+ years old, shows signs of its age, and has a rip near top rear bow. The top mechanism works completely, unlatches itself from the windshield and stows itself. The trunk unlatches and opens for the top, then closes and latches. Glass back window. Car runs well. good strong engine, steady strong vacuum. With top and windows up, rear windows should drop when doors are opened. Mine do not. Common problem with these cars. I am told there is a relay in the door pillar that needs cleaned/adjusted/replaced. I never drove it with the top up. The transmission was rebuilt some time back, heads rebuilt on engine (hardened valves put in), new power steering pump. It has been repainted. Otherwise, its pretty original. It has decentcustom vinylseat covers on it. Dash all works, Heat and A/C works and converted to 134. The top dash has a crack in it near the speaker. The string is broke in the heat/A/C display, knobturns, but needle doesn't follow. FactoryAM 8 track. Belt stretched on 8 track but motor runs. Factory Radio is not stellar. Cheap FM converter under dash. Blinker is finicky and tight, needs adjustment, lube? Has rare factory cruise (not working) and tilt wheel. Power vent Windows. All Power windows work. One switch toggle is broke but works. Easily found and replaced. 6 way Power seat just recently started acting up. I have never driven it in winter, and its probable seen rain 3 times in 25+ yrs. Garage kept. Autronic eye (auto dimming) headlights worked until about 3 yrs ago. I have an extra set up bought on ebay for parts or replacement, never installed. The rag joint on the steering needs replaced, but it drives fine, I've been driving it like that for 10+yrs. Recent new ball joint. good tires. Fun car to drive, gets a lot of attention. 462 engine. Dealer installed door edge guards. Has original front seat belts, I have added 3 rear sets and front center belts. Sold as-is. I have factory manuals for car, body, top, a/c. I drove it yesterday for about an hour,A/C may need a charge.
I am not a car dealer or a mechanic or have any experience as one. There are other small issues or imperfections as would be expected on a 50 year old unrestored car. I have owned this car and it has been incredibly reliable over the last 25+ years. I drove it on a 6 hr each way trip last fall, no problems. I am only getting rid of it because I inherited a convertible and can't keep both. These are all of the problems I can think of. Not guaranteeing there aren't a few more minor issues. Overall a good unrestored 50 yr old car in my opinion.
You can get one of the most unique convertibles made at a fraction of the restored prices you see on here. You can drive it until you want to restore it, or keep it as a daily driver as I have.
This is not a car for your 16 yr old kid. This is a car for someone who appreciates and understands old collector cars.
Clear Missouri Title
Miles: 128127 miles showing on the odometer (104001 when I got it 28 yrs ago)
Engine: 462 CI V8 with 340 Horsepower
Transmission: C6 Select-Shift Cruise-O-Matic 3-Speed Automatic
Trim Tag Info: Body (74A) 4 Door Convertible / Color (A) Black / Trim (85) Red leather / Build Date (17M) December 17,1966 / DSO (42) St. Louis, MO (District Code) / Axle (6) 2.80:1 / Trans (4) C6 Automatic
Equipment: Power Convertible Top, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seat, Power Locks, Power Trunk, Leather Interior (some rips under seat covers), Tilt Steering, Power Antenna, Cruise, auto dimming headlights
Items Included with the Car: extra rear bumper (bought for end caps), original operators manual in glovebox, original 1966 Lincoln Continental shop manual and top /back door deck lid manual, reprint of the 1967 Auto Temp control Manual, and original factory 67 A/C diagnosis handbook,extra tilt column (for parts, column is kinda rare),extra climate control "brain"( this being a late build '66 has a factory updated '67 Climate control system.) Extra headlight auto-dimmer assy (for parts or replacement), original show room literature. 4 extra hubcaps.Prospective buyer is welcome to see car prior to bid or buyer can ask for additional info or pictures.
Warranty: This vehicle is being sold AS-IS, no warranty. ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE/IS, AS/IS. ! TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order, cashier’s check or wire transfer in US dollars. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Sorry, NO bid retractions allowed, ask questions BEFORE you bid. Your bid is a binding contract.
SHIPPING:Buyer responsible for shipping. Must be shipped or taken within 30 days. All costs and scheduling related to shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer.I will help what I can to coordinate ship and also help with shipping by driving the car to any freight company or airport within 50 miles. Or I'll pick you up at the airport if you want to fly in and drive it home. I make no promises on driveability of the car. I drove it for about an hour yesterday around town.
TERMS: $250 deposit is due through PayPal within 24 hours of purchase, with the balance due within10 days. Deposit non-refundable. Absolutely no personal checks. Serious buyers ONLY. If you cannot deal with the terms, please do not bid.
Transportation will commence only after final payment has cleared.
Auction may end early if car is sold locally.
Thanks foryour interestand feel free to ask any questions through the "Ask Seller a Question" links found within this listing. I will respond promptly.