With a dream conceived by Edsel Ford and a prototype designed by Bob Gregorie, this Full Classic Lincoln reflected a thoroughly European “continental” style with the inclusion of an externally mounted spare tire. Since only 454 Continentals were produced in 1941, this automobile is considered one of the icons of its era — still known for its timeless design, luxurious, innovative features and modern, classic lines.
Focusing on a well-proportioned yet spare design, the brightwork was largely restricted to the grille. Push-button door releases were a new feature for 1941, as were a fully operational, electrically powered top and self-canceling turn signals.
This lovely Lincoln runs smoothly and has had a major tune-up less than 300 miles ago. It features a 292 cubic inch L-head V12 with a factory-installed Borg-Warner overdrive. The transmission is a 3-speed manual with front and rear transverse leaf springs and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The interior is a rare combination of tan Bedford whipcord and green leather. In fact, only
four 1941 Continentals were made with this distinctive look.
The dash is original with all working gauges and instruments, including the radio. The door panels and rear seat are also original, and the trunk carpet is new old stock to original specs. This is one of only 35 Cabriolets made in Spade Green that year, and the exterior is still very presentable with no dents or scratches. And, to give you an even smoother ride, a new set of Diamondback radials have been installed.
This beauty spent its early years on Long Island and has had only two owners in the last 32 years. Jarvis Barton, a Lincoln aficionado and restorer, owned it for 25 years, and the current owner has owned it for 8. It is currently enjoying life in Connecticut and loves Sunday Cars and Coffee outings. This car should easily take a top award at any Grand Classic and successfully complete a CCCA Caravan.
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