Making of the 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
1948 saw the last year of production Continentals until a reintroduction of
the line in 1956. This short film presents the story of the 1956
Continental from concept to final production.
It is interesting to note that the 1956-1957 Continentals were amongst the
most expensive production cars of the day. In 1956 a new Continental would
cost $10,000 or more. Compared to a standard Ford car which would cost
less than $2000.
Lincoln What a luxury car used to be
Hybrids, little frisky V-6 engines, and front wheel drive suck. Detroit
has lost their way a long time ago on what a real luxury car is and should
be. Nothing today rides, or even compares to the cars Ford Motor Company
produced under the Lincoln brand, say for the stand alone survivor, the
Town Car, which is nothing to what it used to be. Cadillac, and Chrysler
have nothing to offer say for reworked front drive basic transportation and
a couple rear drive, cheap engineered, basic drivers. Sit back and enjoy
some history as it parades across your screen. Thank You for watching.
1976 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL - ONE OF THE LAST DINOSAURS
Okay, so this is a gas guzzling 4 door sedan dinosaur but it's mine and I
like it. I am the second owner of this car and it is in totally original
unrestored condition. Let me tell you about this boat. It has the
reputable 460 cu. in. engine with 70,000 miles and the curb weight is about
5,073 lbs. The ride of this Town Car is magnificent! It has the
smoothest ride I have ever experienced in a luxury car and I have ridden or
have driven Cadillacs, Mercedes, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, etc., and this car
absolutely floats. AND quiet! I have mistakenly tried to restart the car
without looking at an idiot light thinking that the engine had died, and
no, it was still running, I just couldn't hear it. This Lincoln does not
have all of the options available but does have an automatic tranny, power
steering, seats, windows, antenna, door locks, trunk release, A/C, climate
control thermometer, Cartier clock - still works, map light, wire wheel
covers, fender skirts, double pinstripe, vinyl padded roof, and dual remote
mirrors. The only item not factory is the AM/FM tape player of which I
have yet to install my factory unit. The interior is flawless finished in
a mustard color velour and vinyl. The carpeting is in finished in a
"shag" type of pile which was popular in the seventies both in cars and in
homes. The trunk is huge and the original spare is present. During
the video tour notice under the hood the two black "coffee can" vacuum
pumps for the hidden headlights which still operate. I taped this car
from a distance to show off the side view and the fact that this car is
over 19 1/2 feet in length. I have won numerous trophies at car shows.
So yes, this car is heavy, powerful, and a gas guzzler getting 12mpg in the
city and at best 17 mpg on the highway. Cars of the 70's were commonly
gas hogs until the great gas squeeze due to the Yom Kippur War in the
middle east. At that point, U.S. car makers scrambled to reduce the size
and bulk of cars making a lot of downsized models look unproportionate and
an incomplete design. Lately though, car collectors are looking twice at
seventies cars though and four door sedans in particular as being more
appreciated and collectible. Perhaps this video will reevaluate your own
feelings for old dinosaurs. ( Here's a hint for you car enthusists that
want to clean up the engine compartment........Spray WD-40 on a COLD
engine. Don't wipe, just let it drip off the grime and do it in the street
- not your driveway so as not to stain. WD will, upon several
applications, melt the grime away without leaving a residue like engine
cleaners do but does leave a sheen on rubber and plastic. You can wipe off
excess WD with a cloth because it really cleans surfaces. Again, since WD
is flammable, only use on a stone COLD, I repeat - COLD engine compartment.
My Car Collection 1979 Lincoln Continental Collector's Series
This Lincoln Continental is one of the less driven cars in my car
collection it has no 12k miles Originals it has never been restored or
something like that, it works absoulutely everything ,power windows,powered
locks, it has a working MAGAZINE, its really in a mint condition as you can
see it, it runs a V8 Ford 400ci (6.6lt) . The 1979 Collector's Series Mark
V was equipped essentially the same as the Diamond Jubilee Edition of 1978;
virtually every Lincoln luxury was provided as standard equipment on these
cars. Offered in just two colors initially, Midnight Blue Moondust Metallic
and White, two additional colors, Light Silver Moondust Metallic and
Crystal Blue Moondust Metallic, were offered later in the year.The
"Collector's Series" option almost doubled the retail price of the standard
Continental Mark V to almost $22,000 US dollars, The Mark V version truly
was limited with production of just 5,159 cars. Enjoy
1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Bill Blass..............
This is my all original 79 Mairk V. My on line friends call it the
U.S.S.B.B. The U.S.S.Bill Blass. It has the 400c.i. V-8. It has 41,000
original miles and drives and rides like a dream. Options include Power
moonroof, power mini vent windows, cruis, 8-track, cb radio, intermitten
wind shield wipers, miles to empty digital readout, illuminated entry
system, and more.
1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. During this presentation, we
will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with
the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data,
and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior
and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only
get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will
highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any
available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video
without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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Are interiors in American cars crap?
Collection of different videos about American cars interiors.
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Rolls-Royce Corniche: Can You Buy Class? - XCAR
Driving a Rolls-Royce sends a message to the world. It's a symbol of power
and wealth that's universal in any developed culture. We find out if it's
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132337 / 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III
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Showing just 30,084 original miles, this triple black Mark III is the
epitome of late '60s cool. You just know Sinatra owned one just like this,
and prowled the Las Vegas strip in it, the big block under the hood
rumbling with authority, while the luxury-filled interior coddled him and
his lady companions in the finest tradition. Nothing looks better on these
cars than black, and the bodywork on this one was undoubtedly very straight
before the work started, and today it's simply amazing. In the photos, you
can sight down the flanks and see that there are no ripples or signs of
bodywork, and that someone block sanded the hell out of this body before
the two stage urethane went on. There's a subtle relief line that runs the
length of the car, kicking up on the quarter panel, and alignment is
spot-on from one panel to the next. There's about an acre of sheetmetal in
that hood, and I'm astounded that they've been able to get it to look and
fit as well as it does.
The engine compartment of this car might be the nicest we've ever seen.
Everything appears as new, from the bright Ford Blue paint on the block, to
the hoses and fittings. The 460 cubic inch V8 in the Continental was a
high-compression 4-barrel unit, and the Mark III was most certainly a
gentleman's express. With 365 horsepower, it powers the
big coupe with effortless ease, and when you drop the hammer, it moves with
real authority. The A/C system has been completely rebuilt and uses R134a
refrigerant, so it will be reliable and easy to service in the future.
Things like the inner fenders, the radiator cradle, and the firewall are in
exceptional condition, and all the wiring appears new. With only 30,000
miles, this is an extremely strong runner that rides and drives like a
full-sized Lincoln should.
Harnessing all that big block power is a Ford C6 3-speed automatic driving
a rugged Ford 9-inch with 2.83 gears out back. Thanks to the engine's
massive torque reserves, tall gears really aren't required, and this is one
of those cars designed to hammer across vast stretches of interstate at
high speeds in supreme comfort. The Exhaust system has been upgraded to some
seriously big pipes and Flowmaster style mufflers, which give the big coupe
a deep voice that is ideal for its luxury/sport mission. The wheels are
positively massive 20-inch Boss Motorsports pieces wearing Yokohama
radials, and quite honestly, they look great on the car. Where the original
tires look kind of lost under those big fenders, these manage to stuff the
wheel wells without significantly degrading ride quality to a great extent.
The high style continues inside, where the original cloth and vinyl
interior is almost 100% intact and in spectacular condition. Power windows
and locks were standard equipment, of course, and the controls are at your
fingertips on the nicely preserved door panel. Both the driver and
passenger get six-way power seats that are fully functional and extremely
comfortable. The steering wheel is a recent addition, but it looks right at
home in the flashy Continental passenger compartment, with a bright billet
aluminum center and a leather-wrapped rim.
Cars like this are red hot right now. Collectors are realizing that they
are exceptionally nice vehicles to drive, and they were some of the most
expensive vehicles on the road when they were new. Pop culture has embraced
'60s Lincoln Continentals as well, and a younger generation is discovering
what amazing machines these full-sized luxury cruisers really are. With a
few tasteful upgrades, this Mark III is surely one of the nicest anywhere
at any price. And there's simply no color combination better than triple
black on these wonderful machines. Call us today!
1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car Roadtrip
After about a year and a half, I decided to put the Lincoln on the road for
a short road trip.
The background song is:
Title: I'm just thinking about cooling out
Artist: Jerry Butler
Label: Philadelphia International Records
1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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The Lincoln Continental was produced from 1939 to 1948 and again from 1956
to 2002. The Continental was a distinctively styled, highly equipped,
luxury car. Its name conveyed prestige. This generation of Continental is
favored by collectors and has appeared in many motion pictures, such as The
Matrix, The Last Action Hero, and the Inspector Gadget films. It has also
appeared in the television series Pushing Daisies, and recently in the
opening sequence of the television series Entourage.
The fourth generation Continental's most recognized trademark, front
opening rear doors, was a purely practical decision. The doors were hinged
from the rear when Lincoln engineers kept hitting the doors with their feet
when examining the back seats. The suicide doors were to become the
best-known feature of 1960s Lincolns. The Continental was the first postwar
four-door convertible from a major U.S. manufacturer.
Vanguard Motor Sales is proud to present this 1966 Lincoln Continental
Convertible. This car spent the majority of its life in North Carolina, and
it has never been off the frame, or taken apart at all. This convertible is
rock solid. Let me just say, if you are tired of being a spectator at the
car shows, and you are ready to get some attention, this is the car for
you. With its suicide doors, Gangster white wall tires, and a power
hide-away convertible top that works without hesitation, you will be
turning heads wherever you go.
This triple blue Continental has a straight and solid, rust free body. The
gaps and panels line up perfectly, the doors open and shut without and
problems. The 15 year old paint shines beautifully, as does the chrome. The
undercarriage is rock solid and still has most of the factory undercoating
still on it, as you can see from the pictures. There is no rust, no bondo,
no rust and no rot. The squared-off grille houses the headlights, and sits
above the chrome bumper, which features the parking lights and front turn
signals. The taillights are fitted with a ribbed chrome grille on each
side, and set in the rear bumper.
Pop the hood and you'll find the original numbers matching 462ci big block
motor. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly, and with the power
steering, this boat practically floats down the road. Power brakes are
another nice feature that really makes driving this convertible a true
Inside this convertible you will find the beautiful blue interior. The
walnut-paneling on the doors ads to the prestige look. Front factory seat
belts with retractors, a tilt wheel, an 8-way power seat, power windows and
power locks make for one top of the line experience. The A/C is currently
inoperable, but who needs A/C when you can put the top down?
Product breakdown for the 1966 Lincoln Continental consisted of 65% sedans,
29% coupes, and just under 6% for the four-door convertible. Total sales
were close to 55,000 in 1966, which means only around 3,200 of these 4 door
convertibles were made. How many do you think are left? This is an amazing
opportunity to own one of these luxury automobiles for a reasonable price.
It runs great, drives straight down the road and will be a great cruiser
for summer nights. Don't miss out on this opportunity, call today!