Beautifully restored Mark II with just 71,000 original miles! Very solid example selling new out of Monterey, California in Black over gorgeous Deep Red interior! Fitted with dealer-installed air conditioning, and all other factory options that made these luxurious automobiles so special! Quoted in original Lincoln advertising “For the man who knows the secret of…
Beautifully restored Mark II with just 71,000 original miles! Very solid example selling new out of Monterey, California in Black over gorgeous Deep Red interior! Fitted with dealer-installed air conditioning, and all other factory options that made these luxurious automobiles so special! Quoted in original Lincoln advertising “For the man who knows the secret of being inconspicuously important!”
Lincoln’s spiritual successor to the esteemed pre/post-war V12 Continental was the Mark II. In an effort to branch off the Continental brand and take it upmarket, the car wore Lincoln badging but no “LINCOLN” script. Instead, the car featured almost every luxury feature imaginable as standard equipment, with only one option: air conditioning. Under the hood was a powerful 368ci version of Ford’s Y-Block mated to a smooth Turbo-Drive three-speed automatic. Base price of these hand-built cars was around $10,000, which restricted admission into this exclusive Mark II club to only the wealthiest individuals, including Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and the Shah of Iran. It is estimated that around 3,000 cars were built over its two-year production run, of which only half are thought to exist still today!
We are very excited to offer this 1956 Continental Mark II! The car is finished in its factory correct color of 01– Black over newly refinished Deep Red Leather interior upholstery and powered by its original 368ci V8 engine and Turbo-Drive automatic! Features on this car are abundant and include power steering, power brakes, tinted power-lift windows, power vent windows, 4-way power seat & power antenna; dual zone heating, Travel-Tuner AM radio with dual speakers, electric clock, engine dress-up kit and fully carpeted trunk. This car was not originally fitted with the only available option, air conditioning, but was later fitted with a period system with rear vents on the package tray! It has been recently serviced and continues to blow cold today. The car rides on newer 235/75R15 Coker Classic wide whitewall radial tires!
This gorgeous Mark II was previously restored in approximately 2000/2001 that included a bare metal repaint while in Clearwater, FL while in the care of Lincoln Land, Inc. The fully reupholstered interior is remarkable with the leather being sourced from the original Scottish leather firm Bridge of Weir! Lincoln Land also rebuilt the treadle vac system along with new vacuum hoses, installed new front & rear brake shoes & brake cylinders, front brake hoses, new power steering hoses, complete ignition tune up, and an engine oil change. The odometer reading at that time was 68,363 miles. Since this service, it has been meticulously maintained and always garaged while in a Germantown, TN collection! The transmission received a complete overhaul in July 2003 at 71,046 miles by AAMCO Transmissions with new torque convertor. Mechanically, the car runs down the road beautifully, smooth and powerful.
More recently out of the Fort Worth, Texas area from 2004-2017, the car received newer whitewall radial tires, shocks at all four corners, and rebuilt fuel pump. The AC system was completely gone through by us to ensure functionality. This Mark II now shows what is believed to be 71,688 actual miles, and traveled to the southern Missouri area to join a prominent, local collection. All power features continue to work including seat & window operation. The vacuum powered radio antenna in presently inoperable, although the original AM radio was rebuilt by Antique Auto Radio with modern internal FM frequency and works wonderfully. Included is a spare tire with cover, jack equipment, owner’s manual, care instruction booklet, printed online articles regarding Mark II specs, and vintage advertisement posters. Astute collectors take note! We would invite any interested parties to call with additional questions! Thanks for looking!
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