This completely restored 1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe is a real show stopper where ever it goes. The 1939--1948 Continental is recognized as a "Full Classic" by the Classic Car Club of America, one of the last-built cars to be so recognized, and this fabulous example is among the finest in existence. 1942 pre-war models are extremely rare to find due to the fact that after December 7, 1941, all of the automobile makers halted production to gear up for the war effort to produce military hardware and equipment. The flathead 4.8L V12 engine (factory rated at 130hp/220lb-ft) looks impressive and runs nicely when engaged with the factory overdrive standard transmission. This engine was never intended to make big power but rather it was highly regarded for its smoothness in operation. Quiet silky and with a broad flat torque curve it provides effortless operation whether tooling around town or touring long distances on main roads. The body is in beautiful shape for its age, as is the chrome and trim which only shows minor wear and patina. The wheels are finished with correct chrome hubcaps and trim rings that are in very good condition and the polished chrome trim on the exterior is also in very good condition. The car drives smoothly and almost silently seeming to practically float over the road in comparison with its pre-war contemporaries. This pre-war Lincoln Continental Coupe would be welcomed by the Classic Car Club of America the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club as well as many other events and would be a standout at any of these gatherings. Ready to Drive, Show, and Enjoy, this Lincoln Continental will be a cherished addition to any collection.This is more than a beautiful car. The dashboard is pure 1940s glamour trimmed in proper gold accents that gleam in elegant compliment to both the exterior and the interior. Being a very prestigious car in its day it is extremely well-equipped. The restoration has been done to show-driver standards and it has seen regular use since the restoration was completed. This pre-war Lincoln Continental Coupe will draw attention wherever it goes.The Lincoln Continental began life as a personal vehicle for Ford Motor Company President Edsel Ford. The story has been told many times that the younger Ford returned from a European trip struck with the coachwork he observed travelling on the Continent. Ford tasked Bob Gregorie to create a custom coachbuilt automobile on a Lincoln Zephyr chassis with the clean unadorned lines and minimal chrome trim of the European cars he admired. The first Lincoln Continental prototype was shipped to Florida in March 1939 where Edsel Ford and his family wintered at Hobe Sound near Palm Beach.The extensively revised 1942 Lincoln Continental shared the Zephyr's new styling format that was distinguished by a lower ride height and squared off fenders as well as the Zephyr's wider two-piece grille. To focus on the styling of the car, the chrome trim on the car was largely restricted to the grille; instead of door handles, pushbuttons opened the doors. Engine size increased to 306 c.i. with 130 horsepower. It was fitted with front and rear transverse leaf springs and hydraulic drum brakes. Like all of the auto industry, 1942 Lincoln production was cut short following the entry of the United States into World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the suspension of production of automobiles for civilian use. A total of only 1,236 1942 Lincolns were made.For the 1942 model year, all Lincoln models were given squared-up fenders, and a revised grille. The result was a boxier, somewhat heavier look in keeping with then-current design trends, but perhaps less graceful in retrospect. 1942 production was shortened, following the entry of the United States into World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the suspension of production of automobiles for civilian use.For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable 1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe to your collection, or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 200+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!
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