1966 Lincoln Continental 462/340HP V8 d Door Convertible

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Type: Used
Year: 1966
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental 462/340HP V8 d Door Convertible
Body: 4 Door Convertible
Engine Size: 462/340HP V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 2813
VIN: 6Y86G424724
Stock: 24724
Ext Color: Green
Int Color: Green

West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional mostly all original surviving example of this legendary 1966 Lincoln Continental 4 door Convertible with its highly striking and rare 'Dark Green Metallic' color paint (Color Code R) with matching and desirable leather seats in 'Dark Green' color trim and original factory specifications and desirable factory options including; C6 Dual Range 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, 3.00:1 ratio axle, Heater & Defroster, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power windows, 6-Way Power front seat, Power antenna, Power top, Chrome Curb Guards, Automatic Headlight Dimmer, Electric Clock, Padded Instrument Panel, Speed Control, Remote Mirror, original AM/FM radio, cruise control and it's original 462 c.i. / 340 bhpV8 engine!

This particular example has it's original factory correct and very rare and unusual 'Dark Green Metallic' color paint with one bare metal professional repaint some years ago and with a very nice and matching 'Dark Green' leather color seats interior with matching carpets and a Tan color power soft top and with only very minimal wear throughout consistent with this car's originality such as some very minor imperfections in the seat cushions and a small crack in the original dashboard. 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 a mostly garaged example with all power options including the power soft top working as it should with the power top mechanicals and window electrics having been completely overhauled. All the power options work as they should including all the power windows, the soft top mechanism, the power antenna, power seat and the AM/FM radio.

The car had a recent full service including all new drum brakes and wheel cylinders, brake flex hose, steering idler arm, power steering service, new distributor, and rebuilt transmission. The car has it's original 462 c.i. V8 engine which is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent! This particular car also drives very well - it must really be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!

The flagship Lincoln model in 1963 was 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 is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful and rare great daily driving and rust free example of a beautifully preserved 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible with only very minor imperfections consistent with its age! 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

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