Thursday, April 10, 2014

1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan

1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan

1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan

430 cid overhead valve V8 rated at 320 horsepower, three-speed automatic transmission, power-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 126.0"

After the end of World War II, no other car maker produced a luxurious four-door convertible sedan with the same success as enjoyed by Lincoln. With a design created by Elwood Engle, the slab-sided sedans and convertibles had become quite popular, even the President of the United States used a special open limousine based on the 1961 model. In 1964 the cars received a conservative re-styling that was barely perceptible to the untrained eye. First, the wheelbase was lengthened by three inches, which provided more interior room than ever and a new dashboard presented all controls within easy reach of the driver, plus full instrumentation, the only luxury car in America equipped with this feature. Other amenities include power steering, brakes, seats, windows (including the vents), and even radio antenna. Fitted with AM radio and air-conditioning, this example is finished in Highlander Green, a rather unique color for this model. For their size and weight, these cars are extremely agile and maintenance on them isn't all that difficult.

Worldwide Group Auctions
The Old Car Heaven Museum Auction
June 19 - 20, 2009

Auction Results: $14,300
Lot #237