Spotted for sale in Miami is a 1940 Lincoln Continental for $74,900
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet – When the Continental first came out, Frank Lloyd Wright a famed architect and avid automotive collector called the Continental the most beautiful car of all time.
The Lincoln Continental essentially created a whole new segment of the American automotive marketplace. The first-generation Continental was the last automobile produced by a major U.S. manufacturer with V-12 power. Today, it’s among the latest-produced cars to be recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America. Its lines, envisioned by the great designer E.T. Gregorie, still stir the soul. The rarity of the ’40 Continental matches their demographic exclusivity.
Exclusive, practical, distinctive and exquisitely designed, Edsel Ford’s Lincoln Continental set new standards in design, refinement and style which re-defined American automobile design. The long, low hood, covered rear-mounted spare wheel and teardrop fenders combined with an elegant roof line to create an instant impression that complemented its exclusivity. Interiors featured gold-finished trim and hardware. The original Continental Special Convertible built for Edsel Ford was based on the 1939 Zephyr with later cars based on 1940 chassis and bodies. The hood and front fenders were lengthened 8 inches, the body was sectioned 4 inches and the rear deck substantially modified to integrate smoothly with the exposed rear-mounted spare that is the Continental’s signature styling element.
Each car was hand built and by the end of the 1940 model year just 404 units, 350 cabriolets and 54 coupes, had been assembled, the most rare of all Continentals save the war-shortened 1942 models and this is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly rare and beautiful automobile.
I am selling this beautifully restored 1940 Lincoln Continental with a V-12 engine for a friend of mine. The car was repainted approximately ten years ago in a gorgeous Mercedes Benz dark blue metallic and is complimented with a beautiful tan leather interior. The tan canvas top was also replaced ten years ago and goes up and down accordingly and shows like new. Bias ply wide white wall tires. The exhaust system and muffler have been replaced. The car boasts show show quality chrome bumpers, grills and lower stainless steel. There are no dings or dents in the body and the car shows like a piece of art in a museum. Trip lights add to the grandness of the front of the vehicle. Equipped with a 3-speed manual transmission with two speed Columbia rear end. The car does not go into overdrive due to the cable being frozen. The car starts right up and runs very well but the owner feels that the car could use a tune up. These rare Lincolns will only go up in value. This unusual color combination make this car stand out wherever it is driven. Don’t buy this car if you are shy because you people will wave, beep their horns and smile while you drive by and crowds of people will gather around the car once you reach your final destination. This car was the King of the Road back in the 1940’s and Cadillac, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Chrylser and Ford were the envy of the Lincoln Continental. More pictures to follow.
Additional pictures and a video of the car starting and running to follow. Priced at $74,500 plus a $1500.00 buyers premium. No trades considered, no low offers considered and no SCAMS of any kind will be tolerated.
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