The Lincoln Continental model series were produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1939 to 1948 and from 1956 to 1980 and again from 1981 to 2002. Despite often sharing underpinnings with less-expensive Fords in more recent years, the Lincoln Continental had usually been a distinctively platformed and styled, highly equipped luxury car in the course of its long history.
To simplify production, all cars were to be four-door models, and only two body styles were offered, sedan and convertible. The 1961 model was the first car manufactured in the U.S. to be sold with a 24,000 mi (39,000 km) or 2-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, a testament to the company’s belief in it being a good and reliable car.
One of 75 ever made, this very powerful seven litre classic reaches a whopping 320 hp at 4600 rpm and is finished in black, with beige and black upholstery.
The history file contains its original operating manual, supplemental parts list, and substantial service invoices dating up to 2006, this car is a very original and special example. Additionally with this lot comes a certificate of title, a user manual and insurance receipts.
The car has very clearly lived a most interesting life since hardly any limousines of its era were equipped with two phone lines and it also carries a presidential seal in the rear interior, which is said to commemorate its attendance at President Johnson’s inauguration.