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1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2-DOOR HARDTOP
ONLY 21,141 ACTUAL MILES!
1 OF ONLY 444 PRODUCED!
FITTED WITH MANY OPTIONS, INCLUDING RARE AND DESIRED FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING!
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DANIEL SCHMITT & CO CLASSIC CAR GALLERY PRESENTS: 1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2-DOOR HARDTOP
Finished in classic and desire All Black with beautiful White leather interior with Black piping. This incredible motorcar has been driven just 21,141 miles from new and is equipped with the extremely rare and desired factory air conditioning, along with power windows, power seats, AM Town & Country radio and more! We are proud to offer this museum quality Mark II to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands the rarity and investment potential of this great American motorcar. Bid with confidence – this might just be one of the best finds on eBay!
HISTORY OF THE LINCOLN CONTINENTAL:
The name 'Continental' was inspired by the 1940's Lincoln Continental powered by a large 12-cylinder engine. Bentley had used the name Continental on their model line, adding to the ambiance and prestige. In 1956 the Ford Motor Company formed the Continental Division for the production of the Mark II. Its general manager was William Clay 'Bill' Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. Many people associated the Continental as a Lincoln because it featured the trademark Lincoln spare-tire hump in the trunk lid and it was sold and serviced at Lincoln dealerships. Many of the mechanical components were courtesy of Lincoln such as the drivetrain. The Continental Division lasted until 1957 when it was merged with Lincoln and the Continental Mark II was added as Lincoln's flagship model. The name 'Continental' would stay with the Mark line until the introduction of the Mark VII in 1984.
There never was a model designated as a Lincoln or Continental Mark I.
The Continental Mark II had an understated beauty; it was elegant without the need to be flamboyant. Unlike the flashy American style of the time, it was very tasteful in its design. It did not use chrome, two-tone paint, or sharp styling cues to accentuate its beauty. At the front was an egg-crate style grille and straight fenders. The hood was long and curvy, perfect for concealing the 6-liter engine. Mounted on the hood and in the back was the four-pointed star that later became Lincoln's emblem. The Lincoln 368 cubic-inch V8 was matted to a Lincoln three-speed automatic transmission. The back had the signature Lincoln spare-tire hidden in the trunk lid. Though sharing many similarities with the Thunderbird, these were completely different machines. The Continentals were mostly hand made; the paint was applied multiple times and then sanded, double-lacquered, and polished.
These rolling works of art were very costly. The $10,000 sticker price was equivalent to a Rolls-Royce. Top-of-the-line American luxury brands, such as Cadillac, were selling for around $5000. Even at these high prices, Ford still lost an estimated $1,000 per car. At the time Ford was a private company and was willing to incur these losses but when Ford became a public company, losses were not permitted. A stock Mark II was $10,000 in 1956. Derham and Hess & Eisenhardt both estimated a convertible conversion to cost $18,000 to custom build. That's why there were only 3 Mark II convertibles.
The Continental was sold to the rich and famous. Anyone who could afford the cost was welcome. Famous buyers included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J. Kaiser, Howard Johnson, the Shah of Iran, and many other celebrities owned them.
The Continental Mark II was debuted to the public at the Paris Motor Show in 1955. During the close of 1955, around 1300 Mark II's were sold. For the entire 1956 model year, another 1300 were sold. In 1957, only 442 were produced for a total of just over 3000. Around 1500 still exist in modern time.
N.A.D.A. Value ~ $76,120.00
- DISCOUNT ~ $26,220.00
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Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
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