- Sensational combination of Bermuda Blue over matching blue interior
- Equipped with correct 430 cu. in. V-8 engine
- Standard-equipped with power amenities
- A sensational open example of the celebrated 1960s Continental
In 1961 Lincoln introduced a new version of the Continental, featuring elegantly squared low-riding coachwork with quad headlights and rear-hinged rear doors. The new Continental was an undeniable hit and would go on to be one of the most popular and celebrated Lincoln models of all time.
For 1962 the car was modified to be slightly lower and longer, with minor changes to the front trim. Standard features included power brakes, power steering, power windows, a radio with rear speaker, an electric clock, and folding center armrests. The engine compartment continued to offer a 430-cubic-inch V-8, which, in tandem with a single dual-throat carburetor and dual exhaust, was capable of developing 300 hp.
While a majority of the 1961 and ’62 Continentals were bodied as sedans, a relatively small percentage of cars were finished as vinyl-upholstered convertibles whose power tops effortlessly retracted into the trunk. Convertible output accounted for just over 10 percent of total production for 1962, and the increasingly rare open car has come to be regarded as particularly desirable by today’s collectors.
When acquired by the consignor in 2012, this fetching Continental convertible had reportedly been completely restored, including a refinish in its original color of Bermuda Blue metallic. It is fitted with a correct engine and three-speed automatic transmission, and features all the standard power amenities. Shod with proper whitewall tires, this fabulous open cruising machine would make a great entrant at local car shows and boulevard cruises, sure to catch the attention of any Lincoln enthusiast. Or the car may be driven on the open road, where the big-block V-8 and the automatically retractable top may be enjoyed to their fullest potential.
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