For Sale: 1947 Lincoln Continental in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1947 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe is rolling opulence. It cost more than four standard Fords when new, but the hand-crafted elegance was worth every penny. And as you look at this example, you can see it upholds the sophisticated style while also being a better cruiser.

We were still waking up from WWII in 1947, and so buying a new Lincoln Continental was a true event. In fact, the Ford Motor Company averaged more cars per day in 1947 than there were Club Coupes produced all year! That's exactly why you know this one is a special treat with only 831 examples made. But more than just rarity, this one has the right care and appearance to still command attention the moment it comes into view. It starts with the paint because Lincoln people know a proper dark blue hue is how these cars were made to be presented. It also has a nice gloss to showcase the curves of the hood, fender, and roofline. And when you add in the chrome of the dual grilles, large bumpers, headlight surrounds, and factory wheel covers, this looks like art on whitewalls. This example revels in being a true classic, and so you will see aging in the details. So those who want perfection might use the value price to reinvest in the paint or detailing, but most of us just like the mature look of the car. After all, it has an authentic style, right down to the rear-mounted spare tire that would become the Continental's namesake.

The dark blue returns inside as an accent color to the tasteful gray cloth. This has the freshness of an upgrade later in life, but the overall impression still has the vintage luxury like visiting a high-class mountain lodge. Lovely gauges with ornate faces and metallic finishes highlight the fact that the Continental was all about style. And because this was a true luxury machine, there were some features for a pure wow factor, like the push-button door handles (inside and out) and the extra details of the ornate steering wheel. And the rear seat was often where the owner was, and so you have a large fold-down armrest and so much room that this feels truly like riding in your favorite armchair. This example has been given the right investments to be a classic that still wants to cruise. So not only is the interior comfortable, but you also have good details like how the power front windows were upgraded to an electric operation instead of the original hydraulic setup.

Under the hood is another great cruiser update. The Lincoln-Zephyr V12 was a cool motor, but when you want a vintage car that's also a driver, Ford's flathead V8 gives you a hardy upgrade that has a long list of parts availability and an easy fixing nature. We like how this one has been kept vintage and tidy so that many casual enthusiasts may not even know the difference. But of course, you know there are also plenty of components out there if you want a Hot Rod Lincoln. And you control it all with the vintage feel of the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.

Rarity and distinction meet affordability on this Continental Club Coupe. It's an upper-class classic that is finally within reach. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1947 Lincoln Continental
  • Listing ID: CC-1617331
  • Price: $31,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1947
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:43004
  • Stock Number:3646-TPA
  • VIN:7H158119
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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