460/212hp 2bbl, 2nd owner owned since 1978, and purchased from original owner that was a friend. Replaced top, PW, PL, PS, PB, Power top, AM/FM, AC not working, 63,784 miles, original 1972 trailer hitch, original paint, interior, and numbers matching motor, original spare tire, owners manual and window sticker. History of the 1972-1976 Lincoln Continental Mk IV---The Lincoln Continental Mark IV was new for the 1972 model year, available only as a two-door hardtop coupe. It was instantly recognizable because of its small "Greek Temple" grille, oval opera windows, and Continental rear trunk lid hump that evoked the Continental Kits of the 1950s. On top of all that, the new Continental was four inches longer than the 1971 model, adding to the visual impression of an extremely long hood.Under that long hood was a 460-cid big-block V-8 sourced from Ford. The Mark IV delivered 224 net hp, down quite a bit from the 365 hp of the 1971 model. Some of that loss reflects the change from gross to net horsepower in 1972, but the earlier engine had a 10.5:1 compression ratio, while the new 460 had only 8.5:1.
From Ford’s brief effort to market a top-drawer, European-style luxury car, the Pick of the Day is a low-mileage survivor
‘She has her age spots but is still a classic beauty,’ the seller notes.
No, your eyes do not deceive you.
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My father had three of these cars as I was growing up.
When the subject of presidential limousines comes up, many Americans conjure images of John F. Kennedy waving from the stretched 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible in Dallas
Although the Pick of the Day is described as a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, this elegant hardtop was marketed by Ford just as the Continental.
In the sparkling days of Camelot on the Potomac, Ford Motor Co. smartly lent a new 1961 Lincoln Continental four-door convertible in white to the glamorous First Lady for her personal use.
Edsel Ford was well-known for creating specially built Ford cars for his personal use.