1956 Lincoln

Continental Mark II $62,995

$62,995

Description

There is a certain level of luxury reserved for the discerning few, and this 1956 Continental Mark II truly represents this upper echelon of rare vintage vehicles. Yes, it was even above Lincoln in the hierarchy, but we did list it in the name. As you read on, you'll see this extremely rare Mark II has been treated with the right respect to make sure it continues to be a leather-lined luxury cruiser that has elite status.

The Mark II was a statement about having European luxury with American flair. You see it in a design with exceptionally clean sheet metal that could rival the best of the pre-war French designs, and that's balanced with mammoth chrome bumpers that are so well integrated into the design that you barely notice the exhaust under the tail lights. A sober black seems like the right color for the car, and it's an upgrade from quite some time ago. You may choose to give it a respray if you desire to show off a super-smooth rare coupe, but we kind of like the way the exterior looks like you pulled it out of an oil baron's estate sale. No matter how you choose to enjoy this Continental, you'll love pouring over all the details of this hand-crafted coupe, including the turbine-style wheels, whitewall tires, and all the correct badging. And of course, you'll love the graceful bulge in the center of the trunk where the spare tire lives underneath – an iconic namesake feature that has been added to Lincoln Continentals in later years.

The supple tan leather interior is nearly worth the price of admission all on its own. It's an updated style that still keeps the classic button-top presentation. And with just the right touches of wear, people will just assume you have a time capsule. The same goes for all the bright trim with hints of age. And the vintage atmosphere is fully detailed, right down to the AM radio that's there for display and the working dome light package. The instrument panel was influenced by both aircraft and clocks. It has wonderfully detailed dials and levers for the HVAC controls making for a very unique driving experience. And speaking of driving, there are well-integrated upgrades for comfort, like the air conditioning system upgraded to modern R134a refrigerant (it will likely need a recharge) and the auxiliary readouts neatly mounted under the controls. And factory luxuries like the power seat and power windows make sure that this classic Continental still knows how to impress.

The 368 cubic-inch V8 was the best Lincoln had to offer in the day, and it was rumored the Continental engines were even further refined for the best quality. You can see this connection in the well-presented engine bay that features stock elements like the Continental star valve covers. We have a receipt file showing good maintenance to keep the quality standards, and there are even newer items like the aluminum radiator and four-barrel carburetor. The full package is all about providing effortless power with plenty of refinement. And a car this nice deserves to be driven with distinction. That's why the refined ride is combined with easy driving features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and newer tires.

With only around 3,000 ever produced over its short production run, the Continental Mark II is a true rare luxury classic. So when you can pick up a distinguished example of America's Rolls-Royce, you know this is a fleeting opportunity. Call today!!!

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Specs

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Lincoln
Model
Continental
Sub Model
Mark II
Miles
15,701
Vin
C56C2286
Stock
5618-DFW

Engine

Engine Size
368 V8
Fuel Specification
Gasoline
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Seating Type
Bench With Column Shift
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column

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