Lincoln is reaching into a lot of its heritage these days, which is reminding us all of some great cars. Arguably there's no better one than the Continental four-door convertible. And in the case of this 1966 model, it's a true icon right down to its factory-correct elegant color combination and original V8 motor.
It was quite a daring feat to build a four-door convertible, and especially so with those rear-hinged suicide doors. What's amazing is that the designers wrapped this bold idea in a modern design that showed restraint from being too outrageous with sheetmetal. That's how an elegant icon was born. This one is covered in its original shade of code Q Huron Blue paint, so it's the subtle and sophisticated choice for a warm summer day with friends. The slab sides give way to chrome accent lines that run the length of the car. The rest of the brightwork is nearly as important to keeping this convertible complete, which makes having those big bumpers, wide horizontal grille, and original slotted hubcaps so essential. While you'll love to have the top down, the newer dark blue convertible top really makes for a nice complementing color.
Open any one of the iconic suicide doors, and you're greeted to an amazing-looking blue interior that has a feeling of originality. Just like the folding top, the darker blue is a great complementing color to the exterior, and the overall feeling is a regal effect all done in blue. While this is true luxury for up to six people, this Lincoln does a great job of focusing on the driver. You can slip behind the factory wheel, and you don't have to leave that position to operate the power locks in the woodgrain side panels or the factory AM/FM radio in the highly stylized dashboard. But your favorite luxury will be turning this Continental into an open air experience by just pressing a few switches thanks to the power windows and power convertible top. And when this car is open to the world, the rear seat passengers have an adjustable rear windscreen just like the old-school luxury dual cowl cars.
The sporty clamshell hood gives a great view of the large 462 cubic-inch MEL V8. This is the numbers-matching powerplant for the convertible, and the big blue valve covers and air cleaner on top lets people know that you are keeping this cool cruiser original. There's plenty of power thanks to the huge displacement and a four-barrel carburetor, and the dual exhaust even lets out a muscular howl when you really want to get moving. But this Lincoln will never betray its easy-going luxurious nature. The three-speed automatic transmission makes for a fantastic highway cruiser. The suspension soaks up bumps without rattling the body, and thanks to that long wheelbase, the ride is effortlessly smooth. Power brakes with discs up front and power steering make this a true go-anywhere luxury driving machine.
This Continental is a model of factory correct elegance. It's turnkey fun that's ready for the first person smart enough to snap it up. Call today!!!