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For Sale: 1966 Lincoln Continental
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Harwood Motors, LTD
Harwood Motors, LTD.
9100 Valley View Road
Cleveland, OH 44056
Solid original car with just one repaint. Top is fully functional! Nice older repaint, good leather interior, no issues underneath. Not perfect, but a nice cruiser that will appreciate with a bit of TLC.

This 1966 Continental convertible is a nicely preserved survivor that seems to have enjoyed just a single repaint in its five decades of life. Royal Maroon is the car’s original color, a rich burgundy with a bit of gold underneath that looks right on the massive convertible. Judging from the door jambs and other isolated areas, the color match is extremely close to the factory finish and the overall patina of the repaint would make it rather easy to pass it off as a 100% original car. The chrome and trim are quite likely original 1966 pieces, so none of it is perfect, but it all suits the car so well that it would be a shame to restore it. Lenses, glass, and other delicate parts all remain in very good shape and there’s still nothing like showing up at an event in 19 feet of Continental ragtop with a little character.

The black leather interior is likewise original and well-preserved, albeit showing some signs of age. The seating surfaces show moderate wear and some light cracking, but no major splits or tears, and as with the bodywork, it’s probably just too nice to restore—give the leather some conditioning and it’ll look just right. Accessories include factory A/C, power windows and seat, tilt steering column, AM/8-track stereo radio with power antenna, and a stylish clock in front of the passenger. Perhaps most critical on any of these cars are the incredibly complex top mechanisms, which were derived from the folding hardtop system found on the 1950s Ford Retractables. Hit the switch under the dash or use the convenient key-operated switch on the quarter panel (which provides trunk access from the rear-hinged deck lid), and the nicely-fitted white top disappears into the trunk in a mechanical ballet that you could probably sell tickets to attend.

Lincoln’s massive 462 cubic inch V8 provides the kind of grunt that makes moving almost 6000 pounds of sheetmetal feel effortless, and these cars are superlative long-distance cruisers. Obviously freshened with a coat of corporate Ford Blue paint, the big V8 starts easily and idles so smoothly that you’re tempted to hit the starter even after it’s already running. It remains in stock condition with no modifications save for routine maintenance items and it’s quite likely that the mileage shown is authentic given the condition of the mechanical components. The undercarriage shows a light coat of undercoating material that hides nothing, so it’s easy to see that the critical areas are in good order. Original factory assembly markings are still visible on many of the components and where the rustproofing compound has worn away, the original red oxide primer is visible, more evidence that this car has never been rusty or wrecked. Other recent components include the mufflers and tailpipes, which give it a muscular exhaust note that suits the big luxury car just fine. The original wheels and hubcaps are protected by a set of recent 235/75/15 Dayton whitewall tires that look exactly right on the big ragtop.

We know this isn’t a perfect car. The interior is 50 years old and might be showing a few signs of age, but things like the bodywork and undercarriage are extremely solid and perhaps most importantly, the top works like it should. Like many formerly affordable cars, these suicide door Lincoln convertibles have been steadily appreciating and finding one that isn’t a basket case or a $50,000 investment is getting harder all the time. If a driver-grade Continental is what you’re seeking, this is a good car to put on the road.

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United States
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Cleveland, OH
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Royal Maroon

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Partially Restored

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462 cubic inches

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Rear-wheel drive

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