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1956 Continental Mark II Restored For Sale

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1956 Continental Mark II Restored
Has A/C and
Is A Very Nice Car!
Odometer Shows: 33,000 Miles
This carefully restored classic automobile
was one of only 2,300 ever produced by Lincoln,
a division of the Ford Motor Company.
A Brief History of The Mark II
The New 1956 Continental Mark II
made its debut at the Paris Auto Show on October 6, 1955.
With its long hood and short deck,
the Mark II and its modern design became
an instant classic.
Being priced over $10,000 only accentuated
how special this car was.
Options include low production - only 2,550 units,
368 C.I. overhead valve V8 with 300 HP.,
Turbo Drive automatic transmission,
power steering, power brakes,
power seat, Town and Country AM radio,
power windows,
leather interior,
full instrumentation with tachometer,
electric clock and carpeted trunk compartment.
This Mark II was Repainted Once in the Correct Color
to a nice driver standard about ten years ago
The car has always been garaged and
the paint has held up well.
Panels are Straight with Good Gaps and
No Evidence of Accident Damage.
Door, hood and trunk alignment is also very good
and all open and close easily.
There is only one area on the car
that could use some paint work and
that is the side of the front left fender
that shows some very small bubbling.
Being that the car does not have clear coat
or metallic paint,
this should be an easy ''blow in'' for
the average body shop or talented restoration shop.
There are no known rust issues
topside or underneath,
although there are a few chips (repaired),
minor scratches and hairline cracks,
all consistent with age
The Finish Shows Well Overall.
Bumpers, chrome, trim, emblems, hubcaps
and grille are outstanding
with no discernible hazing, pitting or peeling.
Glass is original and in very good condition.
Two of the chrome bumperettes
for the front bumper are in need of re-chroming and
do not appear on the car
TheRed and White Interior was Completely Restored from
seat covers to door panels and carpeting.
The over $7,000 Price Tag for doing so included
SEVEN leather cow hides.
It is a Real Stunner!
Door panels, chrome door jamb trim, dash and
headliner are in excellent original condition.
All of the factory gauges are working,
including the clock.
All of the heater and A/C controls work smoothly,
the blowers work properly and
the A/C blows cool, but not ice cold by modern standards.
All six power windows are working
after replacing or rebuilding all of the motors.
Under the hood is the correct
368 cubic inch Y-block V8,
which was completely rebuilt by
local legend Herb Carwell.
The Engine Starts and Runs Like A Watch.
The engine is hooked up to the original transmission
which has been thouroughly checked out
and works just fine.
A brand new battery was just installed days ago.
Tires are also new with less than 500 miles on them.
A spare tire is included in the sale.
The rocker moldings and wheel covers
were bought as New Old Stock items and
are in Pristine Condition.
I've seen prices on the wheel covers alone
ranging from $1,500 to $2,000.
While the majority of the car is all original
or replaced with OEM parts and pieces,
one of the few exceptions are the aftermarket air shocks
on the rear to help level things out for this heavy ride.
The exhaust system in this car is stainless steel
and is only missing the final one foot at the back of the car
the part that goes through the bumper.
We have one side, but not the other.
As far as rust is concerned,
There Isn't Any Rust.
What little was there has been professionally repaired.
The original owner of this prestigious car
as indicated on the Continental brass plate
on the center interior floor hump was H.J. Hall.
Many of these cars when they came out
on the market were purchased by famous people
such as Elvis Presley,
Elizabeth Taylor and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
This Lincoln Is In RAPHINE, Virginia US
WAS $40,000
Stock Number: 2042AA
My Location: Elkhart, IN United States
Information Call Ray at Toll Free 800-852-1911
Or Cell 574-849-5323
Second phone: 574-970-0645 (24 hrs) Or

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