1966 Lincoln Continental Coupe
• Beautifully Restored Example
• California Car
• Factory air conditioning, and AM/FM Radio
• 340-hp, 462-cu. OHV V-8
Fresh out of a private collection and offered for the first time since early 1980s. The most sought after color combination that was fully restored in 2005 to show condition and still looks excellent today.
The Coupe, a new offering this year, was the Continentals first two-door hardtop since 1960. Although similar in appearance to its sedan counterpart, the Coupe featured true, partial B-pillar, hardtop construction and a unique roof stamping. Major design elements of the 1966 Lincoln Continentals all-new front end were the die-cast grille with nine thin horizontal bars; flush mounted headlamps; the grill opening panel’s bold powerdome with individual block-letters identification; angled-back fender blades; and a center relived bumper which incorporated the parking lamps and whose ends created a sled-runner effect by extending along the lower fender edges to the wheel cuts. The 1966 Lincoln Continentals rear end appearance was decidedly different than that of its predecessors. Its central element was the bumper whose ends had been redesigned to reduce wraparound while the carryover center section now integrated wide horizontal taillamps. A subtle change was made to the top surface finish of the body side blade moldings this year-it was now brushed rather than bright.