· WONDERFUL RESTORED CONDITION
· JUST RELEASED FROM A LOCAL PRIVATE COLLECTION
· RARE AND DESIRABLE 1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE
· DISPLAYS ONLY 88,579 MILES!
· THE LAST OF THE V12 LINCOLN’S
· ONE OF ONLY 738 BUILT!
· STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
· CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA (CCCA) FULL CLASSIC; ELIGIBLE FOR ALL EVENTS AND CARAVANS
· RECENTLY SERVICED
· POWER WINDOWS
· POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
· AM RADIO
· WHITEWALL TIRES
· WHEEL TRIM RINGS
· FENDER SKIRTS
The Lincoln Continental made its debut in 1940 and stemmed from Edsel Ford’s desire to build a high-class, stylish luxury model to compete with the finest marques of Europe. Designed by E.T. “Bob” Gregorie, the Continental shared many characteristics of the Lincoln-Zephyr including the legendary flathead V12 engine. Production temporarily halted in 1942 when the U.S. entered World War II and resumed in 1946 with some styling updates. The death of Edsel Ford in 1943 caused a restructuring of Ford’s corporate management who deemed the design as too pre-war which resulted in the Continental ceasing production in 1948. The Continental name would not reappear until 1955 with the Continental Mark II, although the first-generation Continentals remain highly prized among collector car circles. The first-generation Continental is one of the few post-war models to be recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a “full classic” and, to date, remain the last American V12-powered production automobile. Only 738 Continental Convertibles were assembled for 1947, making examples highly sought-after by collectors today.
The magnificent 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Dark Blue over a red leather interior and a beige power convertible top. This wonderful example was just released from a local prominent collection - a full restoration that presents wonderfully to this day. With legendary V12 power, stunning colors, and full CCCA eligibility, this 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this extremely rare and sought-after post-war classic from the penultimate year of production to the most sophisticated collector or investor who appreciates the rarity and elegance of the Lincoln Continental. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact John Sherman, one of our expert sales consultants, at (314) 291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. He will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.