Crossing the auction block earlier this year at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale was a beautiful 1962 Lincoln Continental. Finished in a Sultana White over red leather color scheme, this big luxo-sedan had a two-barrel carbureted big-block 430cid V8 mated to a dual-range automatic transmission – a powertrain good for 300 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The seller stated that this car had new engine seals, a new fuel pump, and a new radiator. It sold at no reserve for $44,000.
This luxury car came from the fourth generation of the Continental lineup and was well-appointed for its time, with power brakes, power steering, power windows, woodgrain accents, and a push-button radio. One of the unmistakable exterior features of the Continental is its “suicide” rear-hinged rear doors – perfect for chauffeuring dignitaries and business executives from place to place.
The fourth-generation Continental ran through model year 1969 and continues to be a popular platform for collectors around the globe. Check out the listings on ClassicCars.com if you are interested in joining the Continental ownership ranks yourself!