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For Sale: 1948 Lincoln Continental in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

For Sale at the St. Louis Car Museum is a 1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe that was purchased from the former owners of 31 years and an example that was the recent recipient of comprehensive servicing for confident road worthiness! This is a beautiful Lincoln Continental in an excellent color combination, factory overdrive, fog lamps, AM radio, power windows, and more. A wonderfully solid example with all original components and a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic!

History Of The 1948 Lincoln Continental:
Developed from 1939 through 1948, the first generation Lincoln Continental was interrupted in production by World War II. As a result, automobiles would not be produced by American auto makers between the years of 1942-1945. With its return to production in 1946, the Continental was revised with subtle changes to both the style and the vulnerable V12 engine. The former 292ci V12 engine received several improvements that included high capacity oil pumps, cast iron heads, and stronger internals all to improve cooling capacity and longevity of the engine overall while also providing extra horsepower. These H-Series Lincolns, produced from 1946-1948 represent, the last of the V12 era, and the original Continental series until its return in 1956 as the Mark II. They are considered the most collectible of the 1st generation for this reason. The entire selection of Lincoln-Zephyr V12 powered Continentals are recognized by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) as Full Classics, making them one the last, and youngest vehicles to ever be considered by the club.

About Our Available 1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe:
We are proud to offer for sale a beautiful 1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe finished in Opal Blue Green over two-tone Light Green/Dark Green combination cloth/textured vinyl interior. Under the hood lies its factory original 292ci V12 engine producing 125 horsepower and 220 lb. ft. of torque, mated to a 3-speed column-shifted manual transmission with overdrive. Additional features include hydraulic power windows, fog lamps, wide whitewall tires measuring 7.00-15, heat/defrost, AM radio, cowl ventilation, rear vent windows, fender skirts, continental spare tire, front & rear bumper overriders, Spartan horns, and exhaust turn down tip!

This example sold new from Star Auto Sales in Cedar Grove, West Virginia, and stayed in the area all of its life. The former owners, Mary & Eugene Morris, purchased this beautifully survived Continental in May 1989 and brought the Lincoln home to Glasgow, WV. Soon afterward, they commissioned a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration by Drennon Restoration based in Hines, WV. This included a full engine and transmission overhaul, all new cloth-covered wiring, beautiful new interior upholstery and carpet, complete exterior repaint in the original color, re-plated chrome, and more! The results were enjoyed for several years, and as they got older, the car ended up parked in their garage under cover for the better part of the past decade. The St. Louis Car Museum would purchase this worthy example in early 2020 for complete re-commissioning to make roadworthy once again.

With a methodical effort to ensure all vital components were in working order, our expert repair team began with the removal of the gas tank. It was professionally cleaned, etched, and sealed before being re-installed with new sending unit, rebuilt mechanical fuel pump with new internal diaphragm, new fuel filter, and new hoses to a freshly rebuilt carburetor with new float. Both water pumps were sent to Skip Haney in Florida for professional rebuilds, and installed with fresh gaskets. The driver's side heater unit was re-cored, and the radiator received new upper & lower hoses/clamps, thermostats, and fresh coolant. The engine received new spark plugs, new oil & filter, and point gap reset. Next was the brakes and suspension with rebuilt master cylinder, new rear wheel cylinders, all new brake hoses, drums turned, shoes cleaned & adjusted, as well as a new drag link up front. All suspension components were greased and lubed. A brand new battery and new overdrive solenoid were included in the process.

The car starts with ease, shifts wonderfully with a fully functional overdrive, brakes straight and confident, and performs terrifically overall. The Lester Tire Company tires on the vehicle now are serviceable but are old, so it should be noted that the next owner will likely wish to replace them with their brand of choice, whether poly-4 or modern radials. The paint and chrome polished up very nicely and show only the slightest of wear or age. Inside, the upholstery remains in excellent condition with only some minor staining on the carpet forward the driver seat. This is a beautiful classic Lincoln that displays only 64,530 on the odometer today, believed to be actual since new. It will make for a terrific addition to any collection, and a remarkably inexpensive way to participate as a Full Classic in the CCCA Caravan Tours!

To learn more about this beautifully survived Lincoln Continental for sale, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected] Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1359158
  • Price:$29,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Opal Blue Green
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:64528
  • Stock Number:S3559
  • VIN:8H1800992