For Sale: 1946 Lincoln 66H in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of DENVER is pleased to offer this beautiful 1946 Lincoln 66H. The flowing lines, penned by Bob Gregorie in the late 1930s, turned out to be one of the finest shapes to come out of Dearborn. Edsel Ford can probably get the credit for inventing the personal luxury car when he had a custom Continental made for himself in 1938, and it was such a hit that they put it into immediate production the next year. Even in 1946, the look was dynamic and fresh and this Lincoln Maroon sedan has the right look. It was repainted many years ago, but after years of being babied, it still looks wonderful. It does have a wonderful shine, reflection, and a soft glow to the paint that is impossible to replicate in the spray booth; it needs to be earned, and in that regard, this car thrives. Fit and finish are good, and it's doubly-critical that all four doors fit right due to the pushbutton door latches, which spring open with just a touch. Lots of chrome and stainless accents dress it up, especially those amazing front and rear bumpers and that intricate grille, but it's worth noting how restrained its use truly is, letting the shape mostly speak for itself.The beautiful gray cloth interior is a very comfortable and spacious place to enjoy cruisin' around town or to your local car show! Believed to be the original upholstery inside, and as you can see, it's holding up rather well with only minor signs of use here and there, although some of the support in the front bench is beginning to soften. Stunning gauges with aesthetic faces and metallic finishes brings focus to the fact that the Lincoln was all about style. The big steering wheel looks and feels substantial while the big round gauges are the speedometer and the clock, and the AM radio is centered on the dash. The back seat is roomy enough for three, but ideally meant for two, and legroom is considerable. There's also a good-sized trunk including the jack, all-original and roomy enough for pretty much all travel needs.Yes, there are twelve cylinders under the hood. Supremely smooth, the flathead 305 V12 obviously owes a lot to the famous Ford flathead V8. With a single 2-barrel carburetor, it won't win any drag races at 135 horsepower, but thanks to the 3-speed manual overdrive and a torque curve as flat as the mid west, it's a wonderful cruiser that will float along without getting tired. The transmission shifts easily with the "fingertip control" of the column-mounted shifter and the 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes are more than adequate for the car's performance. The chassis appears to be original and well-maintained, once again affirming our belief that original cars just feel and drive different, and we mean that in a positive way. Steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings are fitted with correct whites for a period-correct look.

Vehicle Details

  • 1946 Lincoln 66H
  • Listing ID: CC-1651181
  • Price: $40,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1946
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:66H
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:99999
  • Stock Number:DEN1199
  • VIN:GCCDEN1199
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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