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  • Largely original survivor that's been restored as needed
  • Winner of multiple national awards
  • Correct 430 cubic inch MEL V8
  • Correct 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Ford 9-inch rear axle
  • Power steering
  • 4-wheel power drum brakes
  • Turquoise Magic-Finish Leather interior
  • Power top
  • Sultana White paint
  • Original Build Sheet
  • Service records

As enthusiasts, we all know the true appeal of owning classic cars is expressing our own individuality through timeless machines that are rolling extensions of everything which defines us. And whether that means constructing a canvas from the ground up, or taking a solid foundation and adding just enough detail for perfection, the hobby certainly has no shortage of ideas, inspiration or talent. However, if you've been a long-term car junkie, chances are you find yourself a bit jaded. And no matter how spectacular everyday classics are, you probably have a hard time rekindling the wide-eyed excitement that sparked your decades-old addiction. So, what does a seasoned gearhead do when he loses his appetite for striped Camaros and fiberglass Ford 3-Windows? He snatches up a choice rarity like this national award-winning Lincoln Continental!

ELOQUENT SILHOUETTE

An automotive masterpiece that was penned by storied designer Elwood Engel, the fourth-generation Continental makes a big first impression. The car was originally designed as a replacement for Ford's maturing Thunderbird, and, after a bit of upsizing, was introduced as undoubtedly the most iconic model in Lincoln Motor Company history. That revered status wasn't easily bestowed, as Ford took several measures to ensure the Continental would inject new life in to what was, at the time, a flagging Lincoln brand. For starters, this era of Continental was the first mass-produced automobile that adhered to aircraft tolerances. That meant a largely overhauled assembly process that included copious inspection. Engine blocks were honed twice. All components were thoroughly tested before they left the factory, which included one in ten Continentals being randomly pulled for substantial teardown. Engineers would literally time how long it took engines to crank, and even measured how much pressure was required to activate interior switchgear. The result was America's first car backed by a 2 year/24,000-mile warranty: double what the competition was offering at that time.

Massive yet chic, this Sultana White drop-top has a presence that stretches far beyond its large proportions. That paint, essentially the only restoration performed on the car's legendary slab-sided body, highlights a level of fit and finish that's well above average. Trim is traditionally elegant, with no deviation from tasteful factory digs. The car's power-operated top has been recently serviced, and functions well. And today, this stunning Lincoln rolls as one of the coolest classics to ever grace American boulevards!

REFINED, BUT FAMILIAR

Tilt the hood and you'll find a correct, 430 cubic inch 'bulldozer' V8 that, according to the service records included with this Lincoln's sale, has been professionally rebuilt. In factory guise, the smooth big block, a refined member of Ford's MEL engine family, spins stout 10 to 1 compression into 300 horsepower and 465 lb./ft. of all-American torque. That freshened powerplant is bookended with a rebuilt carburetor and a re-cored radiator. Like the rest of this classic, most of the clean mill is factory-spec. However, the current owner did incorporate a couple of modern components that make the car easier to live with. Old school points ignition has been replaced by trusty Pertronix ignition. And the original generator was swapped for a current alternator that's wired to an electronic voltage regulator.

Park this Lincoln on a lift and you'll find a solid undercarriage that's no stranger to weekend road trips. Like the engine, the car's tough Turbo-Drive 3-speed has been professionally rebuilt. A Ford 9-inch axle pushes a correct Silent-Strut Suspension. Turns come courtesy of standard power steering. Stops are provided by standard 4-wheel power drum brakes. At the center of the floors, true-dual exhaust employs throaty mufflers and rear-mounted resonators. And at the corners of the chassis, 235/75R14 Coker Classic whitewalls frame painted steelies and satin-detailed hub caps.

WHAT A TIMLESS LUXURY CAR SHOULD BE

Between this Continental's counterbalanced doors, you'll find a stately interior that's the perfect place to view the sights and sounds of Main Street America. Wide bench seats, decked in what is officially called Magic-Finish Leather, feature laminated cushions that benefit from layered resilience. A 2-tone dash incorporates a pushbutton radio and classy factory telemetry into rectilinear cowls. At the sides of that dash, straight door panels highlight standard power windows and standard power door locks. In front of the driver, a Turquoise steering wheel spins a chrome horn ring around a satin centerpiece. And overall, this commanding Lincoln is the very definition of how the classic luxury experience should feel: no needless gizmos and no distracting electronics -- just large, in charge and ready to conquer any road!

AWARDS

In addition to scoring many awards at community shows, this Lincoln has received significant national accolades. Here's a short list of the car's major accomplishments.

* First Place Senior:
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club national show in Ocala Florida
* First Place Senior:
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club national show in Indianapolis, Indiana
* Best Primary 1961-1967 Convertible:
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club national show in Cleveland, Ohio
* -- This award, called The Lincoln Trophy, makes this Continental a Senior Tier Car
Best in Show:
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club regional show in Charlotte, North Carolina
Best in Show
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club regional show in Charlotte, North Carolina
Best in Class (Convertible)
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club regional show in Charlotte, North Carolina
Best in Class (Convertible)
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club regional show in Charlotte, North Carolina
Best in Class (Convertible)
* -- Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club regional show in Charlotte, North Carolina
* Second Junior
* -- AACA Hornet's Nest Region national show in Charlotte, North Carolina
* Second Junior
* -- AACA First Capital Region national show in New Bern, North Carolina
* Second Junior
* -- AACA Great Smoky Mountains Region national show in Asheville, North Carolina
* First Junior
* -- AACA Furnitureland Region regional show in High Point, North Carolina
* First Junior
* -- AACA Furnitureland Region regional show in High Point, North Carolina
* First Junior
* -- AACA Furnitureland Region regional show in High Point, North Carolina
* First Junior
* -- AACA Zooland Region regional show in Asheboro, North Carolina
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VEHICLE SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* An original Build Sheet (found in the car's seat springs)
* An original Owner's Manual
* A 1961 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Manual
* A stack of service records
* -- Includes receipts for the car's engine and transmission overhauls, and a receipt for the car's current paint
* A detailed work log
* Original keys

Celebrated on the highest levels, this award-winning Lincoln is the perfect addition to your collection. From its polished grille to its massive rear bumper, the car is a largely-original show stopper that immortalizes Elwood Engel's exquisite vision of Modernism. Looking for a clean classic that mixes great comfort with excellent curb appeal? Don't miss the chance to claim this storied Lincoln!

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SUMMARY

* Largely original survivor that's been restored as needed
* Winner of multiple national awards
* Correct 430 cubic inch MEL V8
* Correct 3-speed automatic transmission
* Ford 9-inch rear axle
* Power steering
* 4-wheel power drum brakes
* Turquoise Magic-Finish Leather interior
* Power top
* Sultana White paint
* Original Build Sheet
* Service records

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