There is no better way to showcase timeless grace. This 1966
Lincoln Continental convertible has one of the best presentations
showcasing one of the most sophisticated color combinations around.
So when it also has its big 462 V8, A/C interior, and plenty of
luxury features, you're looking at the best of everything.
It was quite a daring feat to build a four-door convertible, and
especially so with those rear-hinged suicide doors. What's amazing
is that the designers wrapped this bold idea in a modern design
that showed restraint from being too outrageous with the
sheetmetal. That's how an elegant icon was born. This one showcases
this attitude nicely with a timeless white paint with a crisp black
roof combo. The slab sides give way to chrome accent lines that run
the length of the car. The rest of the brightwork is nearly as
important to keeping this convertible complete, which makes having
those big bumpers, wide horizontal grille, and original slotted
hubcaps so essential.
Because this has such a nice color combo with the roof up, we're
quite glad the black interior gives you the same look when the top
is down. Wide seating, plush carpeting, and plenty of legroom make
this a true executive-class drop-top. And while opening up all the
doors on this full-size luxury machine creates an iconic look, the
one that really matters is the driver's door. You can slip behind
the fashionable dual-spoke factory wheel, power adjust your seat,
and fold down the armrest for individual comfort. All the controls
are right at your fingertips, including the cool power locks, and
everything looks absolutely vintage. Keen eyes will spot that the
radio is actually a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with Bluetooth.
So that means you get to have the best in modern music without
jeopardizing the very vintage atmosphere. The full power windows
package works for the driver's door (including the vent windows,)
and the power top operates smoothly. So you can go from enclosed
luxury to an open air experience without ever leaving the driver's
seat. And the factory air conditioning is still blowing nice and
cold to keep you comfortable even when top-down in the summer.
The sporty front-hinged hood gives a great view of the large 462
cubic-inch MEL V8. This is the correct powerplant for the
convertible, and the big blue valve covers and air grabber on top
lets people know that you are keeping this cool cruiser quite
factory-correct. There's plenty of power thanks to the huge
displacement and a four-barrel carburetor. The three-speed
automatic transmission has the kind of smooth action you want in a
vintage car like this, and the suspension just knows how to soak up
bumps in the road. Power brakes with discs up front, power
steering, and modern Hankook tires make this a true easy-going
luxury driving machine.
A proper Lincoln is all about upper-class comfort, and this one has
been given the right care and investment to uphold that tradition
nicely. So the appeal of this convertible is as clear as black and
white...literally. So don't miss this iconic classic. Call