1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK II

FANTASTIC PRESENTATION OF GORGEOUS DIAMOND WHITE EXTERIOR WITH
ALL FACTORY STRAIGHT PANELS/WONDERFUL WHITE LEATHER-RED PIPING
INTERIOR/STUNNING PRESENTATION/3 OWNER CAR OUT OF BEVERLY
HILLS TO GEORGIA/ORIGINAL 368 cid ENGINE THAT IS TUNED TO WORK
AS THE CONTINENTAL SHOULD BE/ORIGINAL RARE CARBERATOR/HAS
RESTORATION TO TOP DRIVEN SHOW STANDARDS BOTH COSMETICALLY AND
EXCELLENT MECHANICALS/RARE WORKING AIR CONDITIONING/NEW
BRAKES/FACTORY WHEELS AND HUBCAPS/ COKER WIDE WHITEWALL
RADIALS/CAR CHASSIS AS FACTORY

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1956 Continental Mark II by Lincoln, presented is a rare and really just gorgeous classic prestigious landmark automobile, lots of documents and history support this wonderful car, now in just outstanding Diamond White paint…really a sensational body and paint that has amazing luster, this couples with the original White leather interior with the red piping just stands out, the original Ford Lincoln Continental 368cid engine that is tuned to perfection, rare original 1956 4v stack carb, proper air cleaner, this has a great history as being from Beverly Hills until only the third owner now in North Georgia (SEE LINK), , mileage shows at only 39,325, the body presents in dynamic straight condition with an amazing luster, power steering, restored power brakes, power windows, working air conditioning system, there are restoration photos that come with said history (SEE LINK), the new Coker radial wide walls yield a ride better than factory new, extremely solid underchassis just prepared, out of a collection of a dear friend and real serious ‘car guy’ of this writer, he insists that all his cars work as well as the look, then into the Fraser Dante restoration shop to check all aspects including the braking system, high standards always demanded,

Body and paint:  simply said, this is just a just gorgeous car with a magnificent off white special pearlized paint that was the elegant and striking color of the day, original white car with a slightly more modern base/clear application, the file shows the history and uprated build, the last owner is for sure makes this an only #3 owners from new, Fraser Dante just spent great care with final detailing for the Summer 2017 driven show presentation,

Interior:  one of the high points of this great design package is the hand sewn leather interior, it is and was crafted by individuals with artisans in white leather that is assembled with the hand stitching and the red piping, red steering wheel, said original interior is so good, this is like a time warp, has the original red dash and pad, the seats have been restored to be just like they were new at the factory, red carpet, just looks so current like modern cars but has way more elegance and comfort,

Wheels and tires: the very rare fluted factory hubcaps are in outstanding condition and mounted on the factory wheels, these are worth at least $4000 a set to find today, the tires are new Coker 235/75/R15 wide whitewall radials, the brakes have just been checked for safety, (LINK) the front end was rebuilt some 5000 miles ago with the last owner of some 12 years insisting that the car drives well, the bushings are just checked in the Fraser Dante shop, tracks straight,

Engine:  in order to make sure that this great Continental had great reliability, Ford used the famous Lincoln engine and drivetrain for reliability, had even strong power and also the desired great low end torque, the 368cid overhead valve V8 is original to the car, this has the proper tall stack 4v carberator that is recently rebuilt, factory air cleaner and the Lincoln factory value covers, very good dry reading compression from 132psi to 138psi across, (LINK), the V8 dual exhausts exit through the front inner fender wheels as specially designed,  then the exhaust pipes go the rear of the car, these are just as the factory made this unusual system, 

Specifically:  the Mark II featured the newly offered 368-cubic-inch Standard equipment in the Lincoln line, BUT the engines selected for the Mark II were effectively brought to higher standards to be very smooth for the upscale customer, then hand worked factory blueprinted, assembled from the closest-to-specifications parts available, they turned out 285 horsepower and were was mated to a three-speed Lincoln automatic transmission, both engine and transmission were subject to extensive pre-release testing at the factory to insure the substantial status customer was very happy,

Oil/filter:  to insure this engine will continue to lubricate well, Fraser Dante used racing oil/filter: Special Valvoline high performance VR1 20-50 high zinc oil is added along with new filter for engine protection (LINK), note this step is the top racing quality oil that can only engines without a catalytic converter,

Underchassis:  another very high point of this fine 3 owner car is the underchassis, very solid and rusts free, put on the rack and prepared at Fraser Dante, one can see the light undercoating that appears to have been on the car since new, there is an area with some of the said undercoating off the inner panel behind the passanger wheel, you can clearly see the very original factory red oxide paint, we show this in our file (LINK), then the chassis is cleaned, we took said minor areas, THEN put some matching protective undercoating to match the rest, (LINK) presents so well for the investment aspect, the front suspension was redone less than 5000 miles ago, the front ‘A’ arms look fresh black, 

Summary:  a black 1957 Continental with non-working air conditioning sold at Amelia Island for $68,750, here is this rare car still has the very rare “Continental Division, Ford Motor Company”, large bound book explaining the whole build process, hard to find such history (SEE LINK), information sheet, (LINK), now for Summer 2017, final preparation is completed for a true investment and gorgeous piece of automotive art, here is a real classic with amazing design set for top Driven Show, ready to show or drive to the country club or to dinner and park in front, now offered with all fresh work for Summer 2017 at only $56,950

History of the build:  The Continental Division of Ford Motor Company traced its roots back to Edsel Ford's pet project of  the 1939 Lincoln-Continental that was styled by E.T. "Bob" that was considered a modern classic from day one, Lincoln dealerships had been inquiring about a replacement for the Continental from the time production stopped, so in 1952, the Ford Motor Company conducted research to determine whether a market for such a premium car existed; they decided that although they would probably lose money on such a project, the gains in prestige and publicity from a halo car would more than make up for it, a design contest among Ford stylists and outside contractors resulted in a two-door coupe designed by staffer John Reinhart that was both traditional and classic, yet incorporated what he termed Modern Formal design-this was the Continental Mark II.

When it debuted as a 1956 model in October of 1955, the $9,966 Mark II was one of the heaviest American cars extant at 4,825 pounds without air conditioning, 5,190 pounds so equipped. Riding on a 126-inch wheelbase, it stretched 218.4 inches long and sported a low 56.25-inch roofline. The original Lincoln-Continental's proportions remained, with the Mark II's hood stretching a massive 70 inches. Under that hood was a standard Lincoln engine and drivetrain; the 368cid/4v overhead valve, this is a very smooth V-8 with lots of torque