The first-ever Lincoln Continental was all about bringing added
style to the road, and so this one takes that feeling into the
custom car realm. So look over the unique elements brought to the
body, paint, and interior that take a rare classic and turn it into
a true one-of-a-kind.
Priced out of reach of the common man - the price of this could buy
four Fords - less than 850 club coupe examples were produced in
1948. And this was the first generation's final year. But it's
likely not the history that is going to get people talking. The
front end has a terrific 1950s style big chrome front end
custom-crafted to blend into the body. It's the kind of style that
George Barris would have done, and so the paint has that level of
custom cool, too. The lower portion is black, the upper portion is
gray metallic, and then there are a ton of custom details. So you
have tan pinstriping separating the colors and often a custom fade
around the borders. Plus, there are cool silver streaks showcasing
the custom headlights, pointed hood, and tailfins. The whole
presentation isn't perfect, but right now, it gives this the
feeling of an authentic creation that came from the heyday of
customs in the 1950s and 60s. And it really has a ton of detailed
style with whitewall tires, wire wheels, rear fender skirts, dual
spotlights, and a true Continental kit on the rear.
The doors have an elegant push-button for entry, and they reveal
even more custom work. The seats have a hint of tuck and roll
style, and there's also a button-top velour insert. So it really
nails the vintage cruiser look. The door panels were even done to
match. There are plenty of classic features that are still there
for display, like the power windows and AM radio (they will need
servicing to fully function again.) And you'll love the authentic
classic style of the bright symmetrical dash and artful/grippy
classic steering wheel with
Under the hood is a nice update that still keeps it in the classic
Ford Family. It's a 312 cubic-inch OHV V8. There's even a nice
touch of cool 1950s cruiser style with the Thunderbird ribbed valve
covers. What you'll really appreciate is that this V8 is a strong
runner as it inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor. It keeps
the classic cruiser attitude going with a soft ride and
column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. Plus, those more
modern radial tires give you the right added confidence.
True rarity and a true one-of-a-kind style are seldom seen
together, and so you know this is a fleeting opportunity. Call
1948 Lincoln Continental
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
Exterior Color:Gray Metallic
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