There is a certain level of luxury reserved for the discerning few,
and this 1956 Continental Mark II truly represents this upper
echelon of rare vintage vehicles. Yes, it was even above Lincoln in
the hierarchy, but we did list it in the name. As you read on,
you'll see this extremely rare Mark II has been treated with the
right respect to make sure it continues to be a leather-lined
luxury cruiser that has elite status.
The Mark II was a statement about having European luxury with
American flair. You see it in a design with exceptionally clean
sheet metal that could rival the best of the pre-war French
designs, and that's balanced with mammoth chrome bumpers that are
so well integrated into the design that you barely notice the
exhaust under the tail lights. A sober black seems like the right
color for the car, and it's an upgrade from quite some time ago.
You may choose to give it a respray if you desire to show off a
super-smooth rare coupe, but we kind of like the way the exterior
looks like you pulled it out of an oil baron's estate sale. No
matter how you choose to enjoy this Continental, you'll love
pouring over all the details of this hand-crafted coupe, including
the turbine-style wheels, whitewall tires, and all the correct
badging. And of course, you'll love the graceful bulge in the
center of the trunk where the spare tire lives underneath - an
iconic namesake feature that has been added to Lincoln Continentals
in later years.
The supple tan leather interior is nearly worth the price of
admission all on its own. It's an updated style that still keeps
the classic button-top presentation. And with just the right
touches of wear, people will just assume you have a time capsule.
The same goes for all the bright trim with hints of age. And the
vintage atmosphere is fully detailed, right down to the AM radio
that's there for display and the working dome light package. The
instrument panel was influenced by both aircraft and clocks. It has
wonderfully detailed dials and levers for the HVAC controls making
for a very unique driving experience. And speaking of driving,
there are well-integrated upgrades for comfort, like the air
conditioning system upgraded to modern R134a refrigerant (it will
likely need a recharge) and the auxiliary readouts neatly mounted
under the controls. And factory luxuries like the power seat and
power windows make sure that this classic Continental still knows
how to impress.
The 368 cubic-inch V8 was the best Lincoln had to offer in the day,
and it was rumored the Continental engines were even further
refined for the best quality. You can see this connection in the
well-presented engine bay that features stock elements like the
Continental star valve covers. We have a receipt file showing good
maintenance to keep the quality standards, and there are even newer
items like the aluminum radiator and four-barrel carburetor. The
full package is all about providing effortless power with plenty of
refinement. And a car this nice deserves to be driven with
distinction. That's why the refined ride is combined with easy
driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power
steering, power brakes, and newer tires.
With only around 3,000 ever produced over its short production run,
the Continental Mark II is a true rare luxury classic. So when you
can pick up a distinguished example of America's Rolls-Royce, you
know this is a fleeting opportunity. Call today!!!