There could not have been many of these to start with, and to find one still original is fabulous. These prodigious V8s were necessary, as these cars stretched 229 inches long and were hardly light on their feet. Including a retractable rear window that slides out of sight with just a flick of the switch to give an open car ventilation. All of our vehicles are advertised locally and nationally using a variety of formats and often sell before the end of eBay listings. At My Classic Garage, we remove the hassle of shipping. Click the pictures to read a bigger version.
The dealer offers to sell the car as-is or with addition restoration, such as replacing the blue-leather seats. Cruise control was also an option. It got out of the factory with air suspension and had it when I got it. The Bill Blass Edition was dark blue with cream accents; the Cartier Edition was dove grey; The Givenchy Edition was aqua blue; and the Pucci Edition was in red and silver. Not a dig, but I never realized how ill proportioned the convertible was. It was similar to its predecessor but grew in both length and width. Please feel welcome to call with questions or schedule a chance to review in person.
The brand was revived for the 1956 and 1957 model years as a separate brand apart from Lincoln. The upholstery was either the standard vinyl with cloth inserts, or the optional leather. Over the plant's 50 years of operation, it produced over 6. Sales jumped when a two-door hardtop was introduced in 1966. In 1958, a movie ticket cost 65¢. Has a little chatter in reverse but works fine.
Except for the same 10 mpg as the convert. The base 2-door coupe was powered by a 4. In 1970 the vinyl roof became standard and the windshield wipers were made recessed. Planning began in 1955 and management set the objective to outdo the competition with longer, wider, lower and faster cars. A power sliding sun roof joined the options list.
Other record hits included 'At The Hop' by Danny and the Juniors, 's 'Witchcraft', Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Vinyl with cloth inserts was standard with leather being optional. After a chance meeting with Henry Ford Najjar was given an opportunity in the the design department and ended up working for Ford Motor for 40 years. Rectilinear essentially is a design with straight lines which the 58 Continental had. Just look at Lincoln's sales compared with Cadillac and how sales of the Lincoln and Continental brands failed to rebound from the 1858 recession. Good luck finding one though, as only 2% of production had it. History The name 'Continental' was inspired by the 1940's Lincoln Continental powered by a large 12-cylinder engine.
In an attempt to compete with the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Lincoln introduced its Continental series of cars. Even the wealthy were complaining about 9 miles per gallon given the high prices of premium leaded gas at some 30 cents per gallon!. The hula hoop was introduced; 25 million were sold in the first four months. Click the images below for instant online credit approval:. Automobile manufacturers should be aware that they always have the option of trying to change my mind by providing me with vehicles to test drive. When Fords and Chevies grew from 1955 to 1958, luxury cars had to grow even larger into what Mr. Mechanical Condition: This vehicle is mostly original but has a rebuilt transmission, floor pans replaced and extra fan installed.
The hand-built coupe was designed to emulate the great coachbuilders of Europe. This also allowed them to create a more attractive grille. The 1958 Lincolns and Continentals were totally new in body and appearance and were assembled in a new plant. These Lincolns are simply incoherent, overdone tanks. Powering this massive convertible is its original 430ci V8 producing 375 horsepower mated to the 3-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission and 3.
Radial tires were standard equipment. To view this listing on ClassicCars. Let our finance department develop a financing or lease program that helps you achieve your goals and dreams! Represents one of only 3,048 convertibles produced in 1958, nd very recently rebuilt mechanically to be a very strong performer for the driver enthusiast! Starting in 1958, automobile manufacturers were required to post factory sticker prices in the windows of all cars sold in the U. The Continental models where well equipped with the most power features as standard, including power for the unique reverse slant rear window. As a result of this distinction between the two car divisions, some mistakenly call the 1956 and 57 Continental a Lincoln Continental when in reality it was separate from Lincoln as a marquee.
Studebaker-Packard at least had an excuse — the company was out of money for all-new cars, so desperate measures were necessary. Inside features many luxury conveniences all avaialbe at the touch of a button. Though sharing many similarities with the Thunderbird, these were completely different machines. My Classic Garage is proud to partner with BridgePoint Risk Management, who offers a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special interest, and limited edition cars that is designed exclusively for a collector like you. Floors on this car are rock solid!! Kaiser, Howard Johnson, the Shah of Iran, and many other celebrities owned them. The Cadillacs and Imperials of this era were garish and over-the-top, but they were still coherent designs except, maybe, for the 1960 Imperial.