The owner had recently moved and the address given did not exist. Condition Disclaimer All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. Like its predecessors, it was an instant classic. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. This need to be put in a garage on blocks for the next care taker. It has spent all of its life here in the state of California. Renowned as one of the 1950s finest designs, these class-act automobiles were built as well as anything in the world at the time.
Though sharing many similarities with the Thunderbird, these were completely different machines. I can think of only a handful of these I have seen, always in black. . The quality control program included all employees at the assembly facility, from assembly workers to upper management. But if Edsel had any particular visions about a second-generation Continental, he carried them to his grave. For 1956, the engines produced 285 hp, increased to 300 hp for 1957. As will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online.
Call us - 636-600-4600 Visit our Showroom - 2340 Cassens Dr. The extra time expected workers to test-fit parts before assembly, check and correct defects. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage title. The last vehicle was restored about 20 years ago and needs plenty of detail to be redone. It is believed that approximately 1,500 examples are still in existence.
Its creator, former company president Edsel Ford, died in May 1943, precipitating a leadership crisis that only aggravated his firm's financial plight. Its general manager was William Clay Bill Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. In this case, Chrysler gets a shot at the legendary Continental coupe. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. It was supposed to establish Dearborn's dominance at the top of the market -- which it did -- but it was somehow supposed to make money -- which it couldn't. As American leather was sprayed vs vat dyed, leather imported from Scotland was used throughout the interior ; as Continental felt the results were better-wearing, the leather used the process and was dyed in the United States. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St.
Additional Manufacturing Attention Continental allowed for twice as long to assemble a vehicle as Ford or Lincoln-Mercury. Frank Peiler answers that question. One of the folks on here said parts were Impossible to get for these, and I believe it! Initially meeting with rejection from upper Ford management, in 1953, design work was approved to bring a successor to the Continental to production. Only a handful of custom-crafted convertible versions were built by coachmakers, but they were equally stunning. It has been painted and had interior work done, most mechanicals are in driver condition and all original. Following the withdrawal of the 1939—1948 Lincoln Continental, by the early 1950s, interest in a successor vehicle proved sufficient for Ford Motor Company to commence development on a successor. Famous buyers included Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Spike Jones, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry J.
Its general manager was William Clay 'Bill' Ford, son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. The conversion is not simple, with regard to rear seat modifications and each top component is handmade and sized to exact specs. I would rather drive than try to find parts…Still have owners and factory repair manuals in my library. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Despite the somewhat deflated look of the car, it looks pretty solid from what we can see.
Records provided in the gallery below outline recent service including a transmission rebuild, new suspension components, and more. Initial Sample Inspection To ensure all parts met standards, all inspections were deliberately scheduled earlier than normal to allow the process to slow down to allow for potential rejections to take place. That is the way they came from the factory! Payment had to be made to a third party. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale. However the interior turn indicator lamp needs to be replaced. The headliner and mirrors are in good condition. All of the body panels are straight and solid, the exterior trim and the bumpers are in fine condition.
For 1969, Ford revived the chronology of the with the debut of the personal luxury coupe, produced for five successive generations through the 1998. Really hope it gets a great restoration…. The Air Needs Servicing , Photo above is of a level gauge located in the trunk of the car. This is an excellent opportunity to own the absolute very best creation of a vehicle that Ford never made. Current mileage on the odometer shows 64,056 miles.
The latter car was given to the wife of William Clay Ford as a personal vehicle; initially painted white, it was later painted sky blue. It was not only expensive and thus had limited sales potential, it was old. A true landmark in Ford history. First, a second-generation model was included in Ford's postwar plans as late as early 1947, conceived for a 132-inch wheelbase to be shared with a new limousine at the top of the Lincoln line. The current owner has had the car for a little over 7 years. Inside, the two-tone blue and white Bridge of Weir Scottish leather interior showcases the pinnacle of Continental design in the mid- to late 1950s. In the early 1950s, memories of that timeless 1940-1941 design prompted dealers and would-be owners to ask Ford Motor Company for a successor, the first new Continental since the last of the postwar continuations was built in 1948.