West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and very original and rust free and accident free example of this legendary 1963 Lincoln Continental 4 door Convertible with its original and very rare and striking original 'Rivera Turquoise Metallic' (Color Code D) color paint with a matching 'Light Turquoise with Dark Piping' (Trim Code 87) leather color interior and original factory specifications and factory options including; Automatic Transmission, Air conditioning, Heater, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power windows, Power Vent Windows, 6-Way Power front seat, Power antenna, Power top, Walnut Applique Instrument Panel, Chrome Curb Guards, Automatic Headlight Dimmer, Electric Clock, Padded Instrument Panel, Speed Control, Remote Mirror, original radio, cruise control and it's original 430 c.i. / 320 bhp V8 engine!
Added factory options include:
Air Conditioning ($505)
Automatic Headlight Dimmers ($46)
Tinted Glass ($54)
6 Way Power Seat
Leather Upholstery ($100)
Power Operated Door Latching System
Padded instrument Panel
Hydraulic windshield wipers with electric washers
430 4 BBL 320HP V8
Turbo Drive Automatic Transmission
The flagship Lincoln model in 1963 and redesigned from the previous year with a new grille and rear panel and added rear legroom and importantly the cars electrical system was updated when Ford replaced the previous years generator with an alternator. This years model also earned its name in infamy as being the very same model car in which President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, that very year. In 1961, the Continental replaced the Lincoln Capri and Premiere consolidating Lincoln into a single product line. The Lincoln Continental was the only 4 door convertible offered on the American market and the suicide doors that opened to the center and were hinged to the body instead of the center pillar were a natural hallmark of the car for the years to come and interestingly were originally a purely practical decision by the Lincoln engineers as the cars wheelbase was shorter than its predecessors and the doors were hinged from the rear to ease entry to the rear seats. The entire body of the car is welded into a single unit and an unprecedented number of long-life service components such as a fully sealed electrical system were added to the car and the car was thoroughly protected from corrosion by factory applied four coats of baked enamel. The solid construction, they were built so solidly that the car was heavier than any car from the Cadillac or Imperial line, boosted the cars reputation as both the finest and most handsome mass produced domestic automobile of its time.
This particular example has it's original factory 'Rivera Turquoise Metallic' color paint with a gorgeous original matching color interior and a new original color white power soft top which has just been overhauled at great expense to ensure turn-key ready operation today! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new and remarkably with every option including all windows, power antenna, radio, clock, soft top and air conditioning working as they should!
The car has it's original matching # 430 c.i. V8 engine with reportedly only 63K original miles which is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent! This particular car also drives absolutely magnificently - it must really be seen and driven to be believed and appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the car has four virtually new radial wide white wall tires mounted on its original wheels.
This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful and rare great daily driving and rust free example of a beautifully preserved 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible! A super striking example which is perfect car for the Lincoln enthusiast or simply a great daily driving and turn-key ready example of one very fine classic 1960's American classic car for any classic American classic car collector!