462 V8, 3SPD AUTO, MANY PWR OPTIONS, RETRO STYLING, RUN/DRIVE GR8, AFFORDABLE!!
- Location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Continental
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 48,440
- VIN: 6Y86G450856
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 462 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1966 Lincoln Continental description
Lincoln is reaching into a lot of its heritage these days, which is reminding us all of some great cars. Arguably there's no better one than the Continental four-door convertible. In the case of this 1966 model, it's a true icon right down to its factory-correct elegant color combination and original V8 motor.
It was quite a daring feat to build a four-door convertible, and especially so with those rear-hinged suicide doors. What's amazing is that the designers wrapped this bold idea in a modern design that showed restraint from being too outrageous with sheet metal. That's how an elegant icon was born. This one is covered in its correct shade of Z-code Florentine Gold Metallic paint. It's an older respray, and so you might like how people will mistake it for a survivor-style finish. Speaking of survivor, this one really impresses for how complete everything is. The slab sides of the sheet metal give way to chrome accent lines that run the length of the car. The rest of the bright work is nearly as important to keeping this convertible complete, which makes having those big bumpers, wide horizontal grille, and original slotted hubcaps so essential.
The texture of the seats, door panels, and wood inserts instantly let you know this one has a true feeling of originality. While there's luxury for up to six people, this Lincoln does a great job of focusing on the driver. You can slip behind the factory wheel, and power adjust the seat to your perfect comfort position. The highly stylized dashboard looks like a 1960s time capsule, right down to the factory radio. Plus, there still are provisions for great factory features like power windows, power locks, and air conditioning.
The sporty front-hinged hood gives a great view of the large 462 cubic-inch MEL V8. The consignor states this is the original power plant for the convertible, and the big blue valve covers and air cleaner on top lets people know that you are keeping this cool cruiser original. There's plenty of power thanks to the huge displacement and a four-barrel carburetor, and the dual exhaust even lets out a muscular howl when you really want to get moving. But this Lincoln will never betray its easy-going luxurious nature. The three-speed automatic transmission makes for a fantastic highway cruiser. The suspension soaks up bumps with ease, and thanks to that long wheelbase, the ride is effortlessly smooth. Power brakes with discs up front and power steering make this a true go-anywhere luxury driving machine.
Complete with owner's manual, this Continental is a model of factory correct elegance. It's turn-key fun that's ready for the first person who grabs this affordable deal. Call now!