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For Sale: 1956 Lincoln Continental in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

There is a certain level of luxury reserved for the discerning few, and this 1956 Continental Mark II truly represents this upper echelon of rare vintage vehicles. Yes, it was even above Lincoln in the hierarchy. As you read on, you'll see this extremely rare Mark II has been treated with the right respect all its life, with the right maintenance and investments just the way you would do, too.


The Mark II was a statement about having European luxury with American flair. You see it in a design with exceptionally clean sheetmetal that could rival the best of the pre-war French styles balanced with mammoth chrome bumpers that are so well integrated into the design that you barely notice the exhaust under the taillights. Of course, the elegance of this car is further heightened by glossy black paint. It's believed to be part of an older respray that may make people think you have a well-preserved original. But what we really like is that this Continental was born this sophisticated shade of black. You'll love pouring over all the details of this hand-crafted coupe, including the intricate grille, turbine-style wheel covers, whitewall tires, and all the correct badging. And of course, you'll love the graceful bulge in the center of the trunk where the spare tire lives underneath. It's an iconic namesake feature that was so stylish that it has been added to other cars over the years.


The deep red and gray leather interior is nearly worth the price of admission all on its own. It's a unique and beautiful color combination that nicely coordinates with the seats, carpeting, door panels, and headliner to create a beautiful uniform appearance. The instrumentation feels more like piloting a private plane with the full set of crisp dials (including tach) and aircraft-inspired levers for all your convenience controls. It's a fantastically original-style presentation that stays true to its ultra-luxury nature with rare feature for its time, like power windows, a power seat, and cold-blowing air conditioning.


The 368 cubic-inch V8 was the best Lincoln had to offer in the day, and it was rumored the Continental engines were even further refined for the best quality. You can see this connection in the well-presented engine bay that features stock elements like the Continental star valve covers. And because prestige is everything, we even believe this to be the original motor. The four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust sound like the kind of features for a muscle car, but in this application, it's all about providing effortless power with plenty of refinement. And a car this nice deserves to be driven with distinction. That's why the refined ride is combined with easy driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.


With only around 3,000 examples ever produced over its short production run, and so few surviving this nicely over six decades later, the Continental Mark II is a true rare luxury classic. So when you can pick up a distinguished example of America's Rolls-Royce at an obtainable price, you know this is a fleeting opportunity. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1254216
  • Price:$43,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:32791
  • Stock Number:0995-PHX
  • VIN:C56A1766

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