<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>

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1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE

Sold for US$ 49,500 inc. premium
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE

Chassis no. C56C2466

368ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
285bhp at 4,800rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Exceptionally well-presented Continental Mk II
*Just two owners from new and well-documented history
*Multiple concours-winning example
*Offered with impressive history file



THE LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

Lincoln's new Continental debuted at the Paris Salon in October 1955. The supremely elegant model was the work of a team which included American styling icon Gordon Buehrig, William Clay Ford and John Reinhart. Under the lovely skin lurked a powerful 300 horsepower overhead valve engine mated to an automatic transmission. Front suspension was independent, with a live axle bringing up the rear. Standard equipment included power steering, brakes and front seat, as well as a radio, heater, and whitewall tires. Maybe the most astonishing feature of the Continental Mk II was its $10,000 price tag. To put things in perspective, top of the line Packards had cost around $6,000, with a Cadillac Eldorado Seville selling for about $6,500. The trouble was that even at $10,000 Lincoln lost money on each car.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This exceptional example of the luxurious Lincoln Continental was purchased new in 1956 by Dr. Melvin Judkins from the Lodi, CA Lincoln agency. A cardiologist, Dr. Judkins moved to Portland, OR in 1960, and would use the car very little during the next decades. It was purchased by the consignor in 1989 from Dr. Judkin's estate. In the late 2000s, the Mk II was treated to a comprehensive restoration in which both the car's mechanical and cosmetic area was fully refurbished. The car's interior was preserved, and stands as a testimony to how well this car has been handled over the years.

Today this Continental presents exceptionally well throughout, and must be among the finest examples available anywhere. The car's history file includes the car's original warranty cards, owner's manual, work orders and receipts, as well as photos from the restoration. The car has been shown at numerous prominent concours events, and has scored several Best in Class Awards.

Although the Continental Mk II is a big car, weighing 4,800 pounds and rolling on a 126-inch wheelbase, its perfect proportions effectively disguise its size. With simple lines and restrained (for the period!) use of chrome, the Mk II looks as elegant today as it did 50 years ago.
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<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
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<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
<b>1956 LINCOLN  CONTINENTAL Mk II COUPE</b>
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