BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE DOOR CONVERTIBLE, MARTI REPORT, WARRANTY CARD, OWNERS MAN
There aren't many cars that attain icon status, but the four-door Lincoln Continental convertibles of the 1960s certainly qualify. Thanks to a recent surge in popularity fueled by pop culture, cars like this 1967 Continental have become the hottest property on four wheels. And thanks to a striking color combination, this one is sure to stand out, even without its wonderful "suicide door" design.
Following the chrome-fueled bender that was the 1950s, the all-new Continental was a vision of understatement and restraint. The shape was clean-cut, chiseled, and immaculately manicured and it has influenced cars for decades since. This lovely convertible was restored a few years ago, which is a good thing because resurrecting one of these is an expensive proposition. Fortunately, it seems that this big ragtop has lived a good life and needed no major surgery to whip it back into shape. The smooth flanks remain straight and all four doors fit like they should. It was covered in original code Q Huron Blue paint, so it's subtle and sophisticated and the ideal choice for a warm summer day with friends. There's still enough chrome to remind us this was a VERY expensive car when it was new, and the bumpers, stainless trim along the fender tops, and the bold CONTINENTAL block letters on the hood. This is a very imposing car.
The silver leather interior is remarkable, both in color and condition. And yes, that's the correct code 2L setup as delivered by the factory. The hides are in excellent condition with just the right amount of patina to make them inviting and stepping on board is always an event. Everything was standard on this big cruisers, including power windows and locks, A/C, and a decent AM/FM stereo, as well as a power bench seat for the front. All four doors open and close easily, and the rear doors latch without excessive slamming, which is more proof that this car has always been solid. With the power top mechanism, trunk access is through a key on the side of the car, which powers the deck lid up so it can be loaded, or the entire top can be powered down from outside the car-very cool! Speaking of the top, it's a correct white vinyl with glass rear window, and it works correctly, eliminating one of the most expensive pieces to restore on these cars.
Lincoln's big 462 cubic inch V8 (not to be confused with the 460) provides effortless power. The engine bay is tidy and clean, with all the stock equipment in place, so there are no worries about its mechanical fitness. Actually, these cars were virtually bulletproof mechanically, and the 3-speed automatic transmission makes for a fantastic highway cruiser. The suspension soaks up bumps without rattling the body, and thanks to that long wheelbase, the ride is impossibly smooth. Power brakes and steering are the only way a car like this is even possible, and the dual exhaust system has a muscular hum befitting such a machine. 235/75/15 whitewall radials were fitted to the original wheels with full wheel covers to finish the sophisticated look.
When I say these cars are red hot, I mean it, and if you're even considering this one, I urge you to call today, because they just don't last long, especially the good ones like this. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Locks
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Marti Report
- Original Warranty Card
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Huron Blue
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