1962 Lincoln Continental
The 4th generation Continental was introduced in 1961 as Lincoln’s lone production model and was available in sedan or 4-door convertible trim. The convertible was especially unique because it implemented hidden B-pillars, as well as a power top which disappeared under the rear-hinged decklid when not in use. Suicide doors were also incorporated and became a staple of this vehicle’s appearance – in fact, no other American car manufactured since WWII would feature both a convertible top and four doors. The Continental rode on an extended unibody chassis derived from the 1961 Ford Thunderbird. Power was supplied by a 430 cid V8 and sent through a 3-speed Twin-Range Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. Standard features included: automatic choke, automatic retracting rear door windows (convertible only), cigarette lighters, dual exhausts, electrical windshield washer, electric clock, folding center armrests, heater/defroster, hood ornament, hydraulic windshield wipers, large-capacity instrument panel ash tray, loop pile carpeting, parking brake warning light, power brakes, power fabric convertible top, power steering, power windows, power-operated door locks, rear door ajar warning light, three-spoke steering wheel, walnut veneer adorned interior panels (door/instrument), and white sidewall tires. A leather interior option was also available. For the 1962 model year a simplified front grille design was adopted. This particular example features a black leather interior that is free of cracks or tears, six-way power seat, and front seat belts. The 5 digit odometer reads “70009”.
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