1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV hardtop

Price: US $23,500.00 Item location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • Type: 4-door hardtop
  • Trim: Mark IV 4 door hardtop
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 54920
  • VIN: H9YC416717
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 430 MEL V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red leather/black cloth
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 4 door hardtop

I've owned this car for about a year and, while I have reservations about selling it, I'm running out of space.
Facts:
1.) Car is gorgeous and runs strong.2.) Has an auxiliary electric fuel pump only to be used to aid with cold starting. As with any 60 year old car, this one can be cold-blooded, but pulls great once it warms up.3.) Comes with various pieces of service paperwork back to 1985 (when the transmission was rebuilt).4.) Interior is mostly original, except for the carpet (I think?) and the red leather lower bolsters front & rear (a roll of additional leather is in the trunk). Driver's seat pattern cloth has very light ingress/egress wear.5.) All 7 power windows work well. All accessories work except the clock and radio. Note that this car does NOT have the optional A/C.6.) Has bias ply BFG Silvertown tires that are approx 5 years old (per the previous owner).7.) Car was repainted in 2011 to a pretty decent standard. Since then, a couple dings/scratches have been acquired, but nothing worth worrying about. New weatherstripping was installed at the same time.8.) Odometer reads just short of 55K. Based on interior condition and overall tightness of the car (doors shut with a solid thud), I would think it is correct. Mileage on oldest service paperwork I have shows 37K in 1985, so who knows.
I'm open to legitimate questions and will get back to you as soon as I can. Specific pics also available upon request to serious bidders. A few running/driving videos available on YouTube - just search for ‘59 Continental (my user name is “Jimmy A”).
Lastly, this a 60 year old car - so please keep that in mind (NO WARRANTY). As nice as it is, it is not perfect, so please be reasonable with your expectations. Thanks!