1961 Lincoln Continental Sedan
An automotive masterpiece that was penned by storied designer
Elwood Engel, the fourth-generation Continental made a big first
impression. For starters, this era of Continental was the first
mass-produced automobile that adhered to aircraft tolerances.
Massive yet chic, this nearly 5,000 lb. automobile, has an aura
that stretches far beyond its large proportions. The slab-sided
body highlights a level of fit and finish that's well above
average. Trim is traditionally elegant, with little variance from
the end of the line at the factory.
A very nicely performed respray of Sultan White adorns the massive
slabs of steel, that are attached with nearly the same aircraft
tolerances this Lincoln was held to at the factory. All brite work
and chrome appear new, the only anomaly to this statement are the
door handles that show slight pitting. A pop of the trunk reveals a
rust free and lined area that could hold a years' worth of vacation
baggage, and still have room for a bicycle. A Lincoln Star, which
was based on the Continental Star, and adopted as the logo in the
1950's when Lincoln and Continental merged, graces the front of the
car, as well as the standard Lincoln hubcaps.
Virtually new as the build plate has the original as Rose, now is
presented in Beige pleated leather, and is big, beautiful, tight,
and ultra-comfortable. Fronting this leather is a cherry wood dash,
also new, with pristine gauges in the shape of the star, and shiny
knobs wrapped with cherry veneer. An unmarred vinyl top to the dash
is seen stretching between matching leather and cherry covered door
panels. Housed within the door panels are power window switches,
and power door locks, along with the obligatory for early 1960's
the ashtray in the armrest. New rugs all around in deep brown, and
in nice condition, grace the floor, and a perfect headliner hangs
on tightly above.
The 8 Cylinder 430ci with a 2-barrel carburetor on top, is attached
to a dual range automatic transmission, which was rebuilt, puts
power back to a 2.89:1 axle.
Minor surface rust is seen very intermittently throughout the
underside and lower doors. Otherwise frame and body are very solid.
A new stainless-steel exhaust system (including piping, 2
resonators and 2 mufflers) has been very recently installed.
A solid, clean, well done example of the '61 Lincoln which drives
like a dream, shifts smoothly, and sometimes one cannot even tell
you are barely moving. This classic is from back in the day where
status was measured in buying as car by the inch, is most assuredly
going to increase yours when you drive down Main Street.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.