1946 Lincoln V12 Continental Convertible
Originally conceived as a personal concept car for Edsel Ford, the streamlined, more Art Deco styling of Edsels Continental version of the Lincoln-Zephyr proved so popular that the decision was quickly made to produce the car. Starting in 1939, the Continental was put into production with just 24 hand-built versions, followed in 1940 by 400 more examples with labor-intensive, hand hammer-formed bodies. On the outside, the Continental was 7-inches lower than the Zephyr, with no running boards and a minimum of chrome trim to detract from the overall styling. Under the skin, the Continental was much the same as the Lincoln-Zephyr, featuring an enlarged 292 CI V-12 engine that fed 125 HP through a 3-speed manual transmission, all housed in a conventional frame that was suspended by front and rear transverse leaf springs and stopped by hydraulic drum brakes on all four corners. While production ceased from 1943-46 because of World War II, the 1946 model was re-launched with an improved and more powerful V-12 engine and subtle styling changes such as a new, two-tier egg-crate grille. Among its many honors that year, the 1946 Continental was selected as the official pace car for the first postwar running of the famed Indianapolis 500, where Henry Ford II himself drove the pace lap. For 1946, the Continental was offered as either a two-door coupe or two-door cabriolet, with 265 coupes being built and 201 cabriolets. The example on offer is a 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet, that is under restoration. The body is very solid. The V12 engine and 3 speed, overdrive, transmission are out of the car but come with it. This will make a nice driver car or street rod. I will be posting more photos as what we do continues. As it sits right now you can own this classic for only $7,500 (REDUCED DOWN FROM $8,500) which I feel is very fair for a vehicle like this one with the potential that this vehicle has. We offer a 90 day lay away on many of our vehicles. Just break the cost of the vehicle into 4 equal payments 30 days apart and then you can take possession of the vehicle. I might consider a possible trade, what do you have? What are you looking for? Lets talk!!! I sure would love to make this Classic yours. What can I do to make that happen? If this Classic is the vehicle of your dreams then the best time to buy it is BEFORE someone else ds. NOW is the time. The customer who looked at it yesterday and said I will buy it tomorrow MAY come back and buy it today while you are waiting to buy it tomorrow. Do not wait another minute. Give me a call right NOW at 1-866-722-4691 so we can make this beauty yours. RIGHT NOW. You will be GLAD that you did!!! We specialize in Father and son restoration projects. We are located in the north western part of South Carolina just 20 minutes south east of Greenville, 100 miles SW of Charlotte and 150 miles NE of Atlanta. Drop by any time and take a stroll through our Field of Dreams. You may just find that car of your dreams. I hope to see you soon. Give me a call at 1-866-722-4691 so we can talk person to person about making this car yours. We ship all over the world at your expense. We always have dozens and dozens of collector cars available for sale at all times. Visit Classic Cars of S.C. Inc. online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 866-722-4691 today to schedule a look at this classic. We have shipped to just about every state in the US and 33 foreign countries. I would much rather talk than text, however, if you must, you may text me at 1-866-722-4691. I look forward to seeing you soon. In the mean time Have a GREAT day! Visit Classic Cars of S.C. Inc. online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 866-722-4691 today to schedule your personal inspection of this vehicle.