1957 Continental MKII custom

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1957 Continental MKII

From mild to wild, custom cars are the ultimate expression of individuality that invite onlookers to escape mass-production normality to experience the car as a piece of automotive industrial art.

According to the listing on ClassicCars.com, the uniqueness of the Pick of the Day, a 1957 Continental MKII custom, earned the car a spot on the cover of Rod and Custom magazine.

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Rear view of the Continental

The private seller in Nokesville, Virginia, notes the rarity of the build.  For two model years, Ford built luxury cars from a free-standing Continental division, separate from Lincoln, as with this car; Continental later became a Lincoln model.  The cars had a limited production run – about 3,000 Continentals were created –  and according to the seller, only a handful have been fully customized.

“The car has over 30 major body modifications,” says the seller, who added that the car has gained just 2,500 miles since the build was completed.

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Under the hood of the Continental

The body modifications offer a totally unique appearance that showcases the original design while presenting an aggressive and dramatic look.   That is achieved with a two-inch chop to the top, frenched highlights including the headlights, custom grille, shaved door handles and molded bumpers, and the quarter panels have been lowered.

Under the hood is the original rebuilt 369cid wide-block V8 engine mated to the factory-rebuilt automatic transmission, and the seller says the car “runs and dives amazing at 70 miles per hour.” Additionally, air-ride suspension gives the car an elegant stance while power windows, power steering and power brakes give the car a modern feel.

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The car also features a custom interior, which was created with white leather and other materials that offer the driver and passengers a touch of classic simplicity while playing homage to the original style, the seller says.

The Continental MKII is offered for $109,000, which the seller notes is a price decrease with serious offers welcome.

To view this vehicle listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day 

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan