From the estate of a very prominent car collector and friend of
ours. He bought it 22 years ago and kept it properly stored. It won
an AACA senior national 1st prize in 1989. It also won a top honor
from Lincoln owner's group. 1 of only 452 cabriolets made total in
1948 and this was the last year of this design. It is a genuine
full classic as distinguished by the Classis Car Club of America.
One of the last classics there are. This gives the car a higher
status and enables it to participate in CCCA events. Air
conditioning and power steering were added which will make touring
that much better.
EXTERIOR: It certainly stood the test of time. The body is in
excellent condition. No signs of rust or damage showinge. It is
straight I don't see signs of bad body work or bubbling. The Grotto
blue paint has a smooth glossy finish. It looks beautiful, there
are some flaws if you look for them. The chrome and trim was
restored beautifully. The power convertible top works. The frame is
repainted, rechromed has new felt wrapped weatherstrips and is
covered in tan Haartz cloth. The front plate proudly displays the
"Major Award Winner" by the Lincoln Continental owners club and the
Senior National 1st place AACA award. The wheels are trimmed out
beautifully with raised script emblems. 2 unique features are the
push button door openers and the "Continental" kit.
INTERIOR: Beautiful upholstery redone with correct ribbed cord
cloth and leather trim. The door panels have been redone in genuine
leather. It has the unique power window switches and push button
door openers. The red clear plastic steering wheel looks to be in
excellent shape. The dash is beautifully restored- it's all
repainted, the gauges are restored, chrome sparkles etc. Premium
carpet with bound edges and matching mats. I noticed the interior
lights are working.
The air conditioning system is neatly mounted below the dash.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Legendary V-12 runs as smooth as a mouse in
slippers. It is obvious the motor compartment was completely
restored at the time restoration. All the components were the taken
apart and restored individually. Two incredibly desirable features
were added to it. One of which is air conditioning the other is
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It has been completely relined in the correct
carpeting with bound edges including the bottom of the trunk lid.
It has a restored jack assembly in a cloth pouch. It also has a
Haaretz cloth well liner.
UNDERSIDE: Under the car is very clean, it was obviously restored.
The floors appear to have clean metal with factory sound
deadener/undercoat. The chassis is semi gloss black with most of
the components looking like they were replaced. The front end was
rebuilt. Front and rear suspension was restored. The brake system
was redone. The hoses, lines, master cylinder and e-brake cables
still look fresh. Looking up at the motor and trans they still look
fresh too. The fuel tank was restored. The exhaust could use
This car is still beautiful. It has been very well cared for and
preserved since the restoration. It has hardly been used. Althought
it seems to run and drive fine, it was restored over 30 years ago.
A mechanical service is suggested if your plans are to really put
miles on it. This true classic is rolling art!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
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