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Original 462ci/340hp V8, full power w/ power top, 3 owner Cali Black Plate Car
* Original 462 cubic inch MEL V8 which produces 340 horsepower and 485 lb./ft. of torque.
* Original Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission
* Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Factory power steering
* Full Power options w/ Power Top
* An original interior that's complete with factory air conditioning
* Fully documented, with many old invoices from two areas in California
* Believed to be 3 owner car out of Malibu, California
In the heyday of American luxury, the mantras 'bigger is better' and 'more is better' were alive and well. Cars from Cadillac, Lincoln, and Imperial were large, isolated, came equipped with massive torque-rich motors and provided an extremely comfortable ride that was second only to a cruise ship. This 1967 Continental Convertible is a spectacular car that has been maintained well by two previous owners throughout its entire 51 year existence. With a solid body, an all-original drivetrain, and a lavish interior, it mixes one of America's biggest V8s with the arctic-cool class that only a 60's Lincoln can deliver. If you're one of the many enthusiasts who's always dreamed of owning a big American cruiser that's high on style and loaded with comfort, we have the car for you! It's convertible weather and no better car than a 4 door (suicide doors!) Lincoln to cruise around with plenty of room for your family or friends.
* Black Paint
* Black Leather trim: $110.27
* Six-way power seat: $82.64
* Power Convertible top
* White sidewall 915x15 four ply tires: $56.47
* Power vent windows: $71.13
* Automatic temperature control: $519.82
* AM radio/stereo tape system: $242.80
* Tinted glass: $52.16
* 3-way non-glare rearview mirror: $4.62
* Spare tire cover and license plate frame: $20.49
* Power door locks and door edge guards: $49.00
TOTAL OPTIONS: were apx $1500.00
TOTAL RETAIL PRICE: is estimated at $6,894.28
This classy Continental convertible out of California presents it's self well and performs great! As you can probably tell, the car still displays very well, with one repaint on it, and despite the character you'd expect a half-century old single stage finish to acquire, remains in good condition. Under that paint, solid body panels are straight and rust-free, build gaps are still at factory standards and, judging by the car's slick appearance, it's probably been subjected to a downright militant maintenance schedule. There are a few flaws visible in person on the paint job that you probably cant see with the compressed internet photos. So it is always advised to come and view the car yourself and form your own opinion of the car's condition before buying.
By 1967 Lincoln was facing two problems: First and foremost, their flagship Continental was getting a bit long in the tooth. And secondly, the brand was having a hard time luring affluent, Cadillac-bound luxury buyers into the Ford family. They remedied both of those problems with brand new sheet metal and the official introduction of this car years ago; the fourth generation Continental convertible was now in its last year of production, and to date, Lincoln has not built another 4 door convertible since 1967.
At the front of the car, a traditional 'simple square' grille floats behind bright headlights and a sculpted chrome bumper, that is showing signs of age and chrome is peeling some. The 67's came complete with newly re-integrated parking lights in the bumpers. On top of that grille, an original "CONTINENTAL" script is perfectly centered below a 'four-point' Lincoln emblem (needs some adjustment); and at the sides of that grille stainless capped, knife-edge fenders begin a solid, slab-sided profile. At the top of the car, new looking cloth convertible top cover a familiar curved windshield which is bordered by straight stainless trim and cleared by satin stainless wipers. Below that windshield an original power antenna and behind that windshield, a chrome remote driver's mirror perfectly complements factory tinted side glass with stainless trim. At the sides of the car, a conservative combination of ornate and functional items provides the timeless appearance 60s Lincolns are known for. Swept fender trim, long rocker moldings, and original door edge guards on the front doors to ensure that all contact points are protected from renegade road debris. There's also original door handles, polished original fender trim, mostly original Lincoln emblems and completely original "CONTINENTAL" rear quarter panel scripts which add just the right amount of flash and detail. At the back of the car, knife-edged fenders hang small reflectors above a second sculpted bumper that's complete with clear reverse lamps. Inside that bumper, simple long rectangle tail lights are stylish, wide and function just as well as the day they left the showroom. And above that bumper, a fourth 'four-point' Lincoln emblem is mounted horizontally to hide the car's trunk lock cylinder.
Part of Lincoln's late 60s appeal was their rock solid safety, and marketing for the fourth generation Continental often boasted more weight than both Cadillac and Imperial. Naturally, a big luxurious car needs a big torque-rich motor; and at 340 horsepower and 485 lb./ft. of silky smooth grunt, this convertible's 462 cubic inch V8 fits the bill just perfectly! Highly original, the engine bay features correct markings and is in excellent condition throughout. It's not concours' by any means, but it is incredibly tidy and has obviously been well-maintained from day one. Fresh Ford Blue paint covers the freshly tuned engine and freshly decaled air cleaner, which supplies air to a 4-barrel carburetor. All the major service items are in good working condition, and a new battery was installed two months ago. The satin black inner fenders are solid, the firewall is in excellent condition, and all the other places you'd think rust would hide are instead clean and untouched. I'd venture to say this Lincoln is every bit as road ready and powerful as it was back in 1967!
For 1967, the Continental was equipped with a specially prepared version of Ford's reliable and sturdy C6 3-speed automatic transmission. This coupe's original C6 drives a mild set of 3.00 gears which provide effortless high-speed highway cruising. That fully-sorted drivetrain rides on a factory undercarriage that, like the car's engine bay, is clean and honest. And in the middle of the floors, a factory replacement exhaust system provides quiet, confident motoring. Stops are handled by power front disc and rear drum brakes which are in good condition and show no signs of rot. Turns come courtesy of factory power steering that works hard to transform Titanic-size radiuses into tug boat-size rotations. And at the corners of the car, are big GoodYear 235/75 whitewalls that spin 15-inch steel wheels around original satin-finished stainless hubcaps. Trust me, you've never experienced highway cruising unless you've been in a car like this. Between its powerful V8, cavernous interior and solid, weighty suspension, it's the perfect environment for road trips and scenic cross-country adventures. And over the past few years, the car's previous owner executed many small detail repairs which ensure this Lincoln will continue to be a competent road warrior for years to come.
Speaking of that cavernous interior, open the car's well-aligned doors and you'll find a well-maintained cockpit that's both stylish and comfortable. The six-way power front and manual rear bench seats are firm and supple, with minor signs of age. Above those seats, a taut power convertible top is stretched between bright stainless pillar trim.
At the sides of those seats, ornate and equally pristine door panels hang exquisite chrome trim below modernist chrome buttons. And at the bottom of those seats, like-new carpet rides under rubber floor mats. Modern conveniences such as power windows, power vent windows, power door locks, air conditioning and an original AM/FM stereo all look good, function properly and add a nice level of convenience to an already satisfying driving experience. In front of the driver, a stylish black steering wheel spins a trim ring rim around a chrome column shifter and a near pristine dash that's complete with a fully functional NOS clock.
Documentation for this classy Lincoln cruiser includes an original owner's manual, multiple various maintenance and service receipts over the many years in California.
You simply won't find more car for your money than this super cool Lincoln. It's stylish, comfortable, reliable, and still commands a lot of respect on the highway. Don't miss your opportunity to own a big clean, Black Lincoln Convertible. It's convertible weather and no better car than a 4-door Lincoln to cruise around with plenty of room for your family or friends.