The Continental Mark II debuted at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Its fashion-forward lines fitted in nicely with the European marques also on display. First available in 1956 this incredible motorcar was the product of mostly hand-built construction utilizing only the finest materials available. The interior of these exclusive vehicles was lavish with power features, full leather, and instrumentation that rivaled the precision of the finest watchmakers. Power was derived from the 368 cubic inch V8 that produced an incredible 285 horsepower. This level of performance and luxury was not without cost, considering the cost of nearly $10,000 when new. The Mark II attracted the same clientele as Rolls-Royce with numerous famous owners including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Rockefeller, and U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower. Only 3,005 would be built between 1956 and 1957 and today the Continental Mark II remains to be one of the most sought-after models by collectors across the globe.
The magnificent 1956 Continental Mark two coupe featured here is finished in stunning all-black over deep red and white leather interior. Just released from a prominent private collection where it was beautifully restored and driven sparingly, fitted with every available option including factory air conditioning making this the perfect example to add to any premier collection, I personally believe the investment potential of this great American classic will grow beyond your imagination. For the most sophisticated collector investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity as well as investment potential of this iconic motorcar.