Friday, May 1, 2015

1961 Lincoln Continental

1961 Lincoln Continental - Image 1 of 2

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Lincoln X-100 Could’ve Become The Continental


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Hey, Mr. President! 1947 Lincoln Cabriolet

1947 Lincoln CabrioletIt’s well documented

that this particular Lincoln was used by Harry Truman as a parade car in the late 1940’s! Unfortunately, since then, it’s lost its original engine and transmission and has seen better days. The seller has decided to sell the car because they feel that the storage bill has exceeded the value of the car. They are done paying. The big convertible is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is for sale here on eBay with a buy-it-now of $8,750 and bidding currently less than $2,000. It needs a full restoration, but its past does make it more interesting than most other Lincoln projects.
President Truman at parade

Here’s a picture of the car in much better shape, with President Truman aboard. The color change threw off the current seller when he was looking to buy the car originally, but he was able to discern that the car had been painted and the original tan paint is still there. The seller also talks in the auction about picking up the car in the first place and researching to find that President Truman used the car for about a year. It wasn’t actually his; it was on loan from Lincoln. The seller seems quite serious about selling; it makes me wonder what the reserve is. What do you think? Does the Presidential history add any value here?