For Sale: 1957 Lincoln Continental in St. Louis, Missouri

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1957 Continental Mark II One of 444 Mark IIs built in 1957; perhaps as few as one of 200 in existence today 368 Y-block V-8 engine with 4-bbl carburetor (300 hp) Three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission Finished in Starmist White exterior Mostly original red/white interior One of 98 examples with factory air-conditioning, assembled in May, 1957 Power windows, power steering and brakes, four-way power seats and power antenna Oozing class and elegance, MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to offer this 1957 Continental Mark II. This extremely good looking and well-equipped Continental will delight even the most discerning early classic car collector or enthusiast. It is one of 98 that came with factory air-conditioning and was assembled in May of 1957 in a special fleece-lined plastic and canvas envelope to protect its finish during transport. Its Starmist White paint is in very good overall shape with a few minor blemishes on the hood near the windshield. All windows, mirrors and lights are crack-free and clear. All of the body panels are all in good shape, the exterior trim and the bumpers are in fine condition. The car rides on Lester wide whitewall tires, 7.00-15, surrounding the original equipment wheels and wheel covers. The trunk is very tidy, with its fine carpeting, spare tire immediately forward of the rear bumper and air-conditioning condensing unit in the forward wall. This beautifully presented Continental features a 368 CID Y-block V-8 with 300 horsepower linked to a Turbo-Drive three-speed automatic transmission. Driver assist features include factory air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power vent windows and power antenna. Inside, the two-tone red and white interior showcases the pinnacle of Continental design in the mid- to late 1950s. The four-way power seats, carpet and dashboard are all in overall very good shape, as are the three-spoke steering wheel, door skins, rear package shelf and shift lever. The headliner and mirrors are in good condition. Car has full instrumentation, however, the fuel and temperature gauges are inoperable. Car still has its original Town and Country AM radio with two speakers and power antenna and there's a Cartier clock. A small, brass Continental plaque on the transmission tunnel bears the name F. Eugene Whitacre, who was perhaps the car's original owner. The Continental Mark II was revived in late 1955, produced by the Continental Division of Ford Motor Company and completely separate from Lincoln-Mercury. This version was a unique design with the highest quality control ever seen in the automobile industry. High-class luxury abounded in the new Continental and with very limited availability, it appeared even more exclusive than the original. This car was so exclusive, selling for $10,000 new, that celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Elvis and even President Dwight D. Eisenhower had to follow protocol from Ford to qualify for ownership. The proof in the pudding of the Mark II's desirability is that almost 60 years after they were made, more than 50 percent of these cars survive. However, these Lincolns are becoming increasingly hard to find in such solid, well-kept condition. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 25,014 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear title. VIN: C56T3954 Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-914609
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Continental
  • Exterior Color:Starmist White
  • Interior Color:Red and white
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Stock Number:160909
  • VIN:C56T3954