1956 Lincoln Continental MK II In 1956 Ford created the ” Continental ” division for the production of the MK II – the Lincoln Continental MK II was designed to compete directly with Cadillac, Packard and Rolls Royce and came with an amazing array of standard features for it’s time, including electric seats / windows , power steering / brakes and a full leather interior – the only option was air conditioning and this car got that. The MK II has an understated beauty, elegance and was very tasteful and people still fall over this car today – At the front is an egg crate grill, the hood is long and the back having the signature spare tire hidden in the trunk – the Continentals were mostly hand made with an extraordinary attention to detail and styling. These big girls were very costly – the US $ 10,000 price was more than a Rolls Royce of the era and more than double the price of the Cadillacs of the day – notwithstanding this, Ford lost over $1,000 on each car but it put them on the map and established their brand amongst the big boys of the industry. This Lincoln was sold new in 1956 to a family in Texas where it stayed until April 2003, it was sold to Mr Boyd Pickard in Greenborough North Carolina – Mr Pickard sold the car ( plus a number from his collection ) to North Carolina Muscle cars in 2014 The current owner acquired the car in 2015 from North Carolina, and imported it to Australia. This beautiful car is solid gloss black, with a two tone burgundy and white interior – a sort after combination – the interior , seats ,dash and door cards are all leather The car has a registered 56,250’miles since new , and importantly the only option that was available on the car – air conditioning – otherwise the car has electrics seats , Windows , power steering , power brakes which were all standard. Since importing the car in 2015, the car has gone through a refurbishment ; over $40,000 ( all receipts ) has been spent on the car since it arrived , – full respray in the original gloss black – complete set of new rubbers and weather seals – overhaul / replacement of the brakes ( bendix vacuum ) – replacement trunk mechanism – fitting of period front seat belts – 4 brand new white wall radial tyers – repair radiator – bearings / seals – neutral to park transmission kit supplied / fitted – new plugs, belts , carburettor etc – new electric motors for the rear and front windows The car comes with the following:: – original Lincoln Continental MK II authenticity Manuel – original Lincoln continental MK II technical data / workshop Manuel – original owners Manuel – sales brochure – original continental set of Keys – numerous articles / history file etc This is a very rare car, one of only a few in the country – the cars refurbishment is almost complete and due to a change in circumstance the owner is regretfully putting the car on the market – This car presents a very rare opportunity for someone who wants one of the most stylish cars ever made in their collection. Located at SEVEN82MOTORS Classic’s, Lowriders & Muscle cars, specializing in Australian & American car sales and available to view in the showroom at 132 Spencer Road, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland. To Buy, Sell or Consign, please call us on 0755 966 566 or 0416407540 with inquires.