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1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONV-RESTORED-SO CA-NEW PAINT, CHROME, INTERIOR&BRAKES

  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 70,929
  • VIN: 6Y86G427533
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 462 CID 4V 340 HP V-8 Engine
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Top, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: C-6 3 Speed Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: West Hills, California, United States

Description


THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL! THIS IS A DRY-CLIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTINENTAL. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A FABULOUS VINTAGE MID 60’S LUXURY CONVERTIBLE THAT YOU CAN SHOW, DRIVE AND REALLY ENJOY, YOU JUST FOUND IT!

THE 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTALS WERE FRESH, POWERFUL, QUIET AND SMOOTH. THIS IS EVERYTHING A LUXURY CAR BUYER COULD HAVE POSSIBLY WANTED IN 1966, AND THEY ARE STILL VERY POPULAR AMONG LINCOLN COLLECTORS TODAY!

THIS LINCOLN HAS RECEIVED A NEW VERY HIGH-QUALITY PAINT JOB ON A LASER STRAIGHT RUST-FREE BODY, NEW CHROME, NEW UPHOLSTERY, ALL NEW BRAKES AND REBUILT TOP MECHANISM!

ABOUT $15,000 HAS BEEN SPENT ON RESTORATION ALONE!

THIS BEAUTIFUL 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL WAS BUILT ON JANUARY 04, 1967. BASED UPON THE EXCELLENT RUST-FREE UNDERCARRIAGE CONDITION AND KNOWN RECENT HISTORY, WE BELIEVE THIS LINCOLN SPENT MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF ITS LIFE HERE IN DRY-CLIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THIS BEAUTIFUL 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL IS NOW RELUCTANTLY BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE 1ST TIME TO VERY LUCKY EBAY BIDDERS.

THIS LINCOLN WAS MANUFACTURED IN AN ERA WHEN LUXURY CARS WERE BUILT TO STANDARDS FAR ABOVE THE AVERAGE AUTOMOBILE AND OWNING A LINCOLN CONTINENTAL REALLY MEANT SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT. THIS WAS A VEHICLE FOR THE MOST DISCERNING SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS AND WAS ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE VEHICLES OF IT’S TIME. IT COMBINED A FABULOUS RIDE WITH THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE FINEST LUXURY CARS.

THIS CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE LEFT THE FACTORY WITH ITS 462 CID 4V V-8 ENGINE THAT PRODUCED 340 HP @ 4600 RPM AND 485 LB FT OF TORQUE @ 2800 RPM, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER STEERING, POWER SEAT, POWER ASSISTED DISC & DRUM BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS AND POWER TOP WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW.



THE 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

The 1966 Lincoln Continental was all-new, but unmistakably Continental. Despite the new styling, the award-winning Lincoln look that was introduced in 1961 was carefully respected. One look and you knew it was brand new, but you also instantly knew it was unmistakably a Lincoln.

Sales increased over 1965, as you would expect with new styling. In the luxury car market, there was something to be said for exclusivity, and Lincoln could certainly make a case for that in comparison to Cadillac. It's difficult to feel special when a car just like yours pulls up next to you at the intersection, or parks next to you at the club or restaurant. Lincolns weren’t that common back then, but Lincoln's popularity would continue to grow as the years passed, and Lincoln would eventually become a true concern for Cadillac, especially when Lincoln models began to outsell the comparable Cadillac model.

In addition to styling, most Lincoln enthusiasts recognized that the Lincoln just had a much better ride. Lincoln had a lot of new things to offer as well. A powerful 462 CID 4V V-8 engine was installed under the hood, developing 340 horsepower. A new integral AM Radio with StereoSonic Tape System played pre-recorded tapes through 4 high fidelity speakers. True stereo separation was achieved with separate front-rear and side-to-side balance controls. The unit was located in the instrument panel.

Convertibles got a new glass rear window for 1966, which was a fixed part of the top and automatically folded into place when the top was lowered. This was a huge improvement over the earlier vinyl rear windows. The convertible top itself was custom hand trimmed at the factory, and offered in three color choices: black, white, or blue, each coordinated with interior upholstery colors. An Outside Deck Lid Release Switch was mounted to the rear of the fuel filler door, and could be operated by a key to open or close the deck lid without the need to get inside the car.

1966 would be the first time since 1961 that Lincoln offered more than two models. It would return to a two model line up briefly in 1968, as the convertible would be discontinued after 1967 production ended. Unique features introduced on the 1966 Lincoln include a press on/press off combination map and courtesy light on the instrument panel just to the left of the ignition. It illuminated when any door was opened, and could be manually turned on when necessary by pressing in on the lens. The Phototube Unit of the Automatic Headlamp Dimmer was cleverly concealed in the forward edge of the left front fender, eliminating the unit mounted atop the instrument panel previously. This location provided a better view of the road ahead, which allowed the photocell to better sense oncoming traffic.

The 1966 Lincoln Continentals were fresh, powerful, quiet, and smooth. Which is everything a luxury car buyer could have possibly wanted in 1966, and they are still very popular among Lincoln enthusiasts and collectors today.

EXTERIOR

THIS LINCOLN IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WITH ITS NEW $8,000 VERY HIGH-QUALITY ROYAL MAROON PAINT JOB ON A LASER-STRAIGHT BODY, BLACK CONVERTIBLE TOP AND NEW CHROME.

THIS IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF A 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE! BUT THE EXTERIOR OF THISLINCOLNIS JUST THE BEGINNING!

INTERIOR

THE INTERIORHAS NEWLY UPHOLSTERED BLACK LEATHER SEATS, NEW DOOR PANELS AND NEW DASH PAD DONE BY ‘DASHES ONLY’.

THIS CONTINENTAL IS EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, ORIGINAL RADIO AND AIR CONDITIONING.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT



THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS IN VERY CLEAN ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT LOOKS EXACTLY THE WAY YOU WOULD EXPECT IT TO IN A WELL MAINTAINED PRIVATE PARTY SURVIVOR CAR. BATTERY WAS RECENTLY REPLACED. ONLY THE VALVE COVERS AND AIR CLEANER HAVE BEEN RESPRAYED.

TRUNK

THE TRUNK IS IN VERY CLEAN CONDITION. IT CONTAINS ITS SPARE TIRE AND TIRE COVER.

UNDERCARRIAGE

THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS SIMPLY STATED SUPERB! IT IS TOTALLY RUST-FREE AND HAS BEEN REFRESHED.

MECHANICALS


THIS 1966 CONTINENTAL IS POWERED BYITS 462 CU. IN. 340 HP V-8 ENGINE THAT PRODUCES 485 FT-LBS OF TORQUE @ 2,800 RPM. THE BORE IS 4.38 AND THE STROKE IS 3.83 INCHES. THE FOUR BARREL CARBURETOR HAS BEEN NEWLY REBUILT. POWER IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH ITS FORD C-6 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO ITS 2.80:1 RATIO REAR END. THE ENGINE RUNS STRONG, THE CAR TRACKS STRAIGHT, AND THE SUSPENSION AND POWER STEERING FEEL GREAT. THE BRAKES ARE ALL NEW, INCLUDING THE POWER BOOSTER AND MASTER CYLINDER AT A COST OF $2,000. THE POWER BRAKES STOP THE CAR JUST THE WAY THEY SHOULD!

THE POWER TOP MECHANISM WAS REBUILT BY JOHN CASHMAN IN OCTOBER 2016. THE COST FOR THE REBUILD WAS ABOUT $3,500. JOHN CASHMAN IS WELL KNOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE FOREMOST EXPERTS ON THESE POWER TOP MECHANISMS.

VIN CODES:

Vin#6Y86G427533

6=1966

Y=Wixom, MI Assembly Plant

86=4 Door Convertible

G=462 Cu In V8-4BBL Carb

427533=Production Number

TRIM TAG CODES:

74A=4 Door Convertible

O=Rose Mist

80=Burgundy Leather

04A=Built January 04, 1967

11=Boston Delivery

6=2.80:1 Axle Ratio

4=C-6 Automatic Transmission

THE BEAUTY OF DESIGN COUPLED WITH THE ENGINEERING, PERFORMANCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT MAKES THE 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL THE INCREDIBLE AUTOMOBILE IT IS, CANNOT BE DESCRIBED IN WORDS. IT IS, SIMPLY STATED, SOMETHING THAT MUST BE EXPERIENCED!


IF YOU ARE A LINCOLN ENTHUSIAST, YOU REALLY MUST HAVE THIS CONTINENTAL THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING PLEASURE AND PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!

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Vehicle Condition:

THIS 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL IS IN EXCELLENT MECHANICAL AND BEAUTIFUL OVERALL COSMETIC CONDITION!

This 1966 Lincoln is 52 years old, so some signs of age are to be expected! While substantial restoration to the tune of $15,000 has been done and its appearance is beautiful, this is not a concours vehicle. It is a combination of original survivor and well restored components. Nearly everything appears to be in excellent condition. However, there are a few small things that need to be mentioned. The steering wheel has the usual separations from heat shrinkage. The paint is in excellent condition and there are no nicks, dings or scratches. The passenger side rocker panel trim is screwed on. There are some small indentations in the rocker panel trim. The drop down armrests are the original leather and were not recovered when the seats were reupholstered. The rubber weather-stripping is original and does show its age. The original factory air conditioning is all there but is not currently working. No attempt has been made to repair it. As is common in a car of this age, the radio, clock and power antenna are not working. I am not sure if thefuel gauge is working properly. It reads empty when the key is off and full when on.The inside headliner of the convertible top does show some age. The two rear mufflers have some holes and should eventually be replaced. While there are very few miles on the tires, they are 12 years old and showing age and must be replaced. Lastly, there is a wear spot in the carpet behind the passenger side of the front seat. These are all minor imperfections.

The odometer reading listed above is believed to represent the total original mileage.


ALL THE MAJOR ASPECTS OF THIS LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ARE EXCELLENT. HERE’S A LIST:

NEW BATTERY

NEW DASH PAD

NEW UPHOLSTERY

NEW DOOR PANELS

NEW EXCELLENT BRAKES

NEW EXCELLENT CHROME

RUST-FREE UNDERCARRIAGE

LASER-STRAIGHT RUST-FREE BODY

REBUILT POWER TOP MECHANICALS

NEW EXCELLENT EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY PAINT JOB

EVERYTHING CONSIDERED, THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL!

Terms ofSale:

BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED INWEST HILLS,CA. THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

I AM LISTING THIS BEAUTIFUL 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE FOR ITS PRIVATEOWNER! THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA AND WILL BE SHIPPED FROM THAT LOCATION. TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION. I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.

Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale. Bidders with Zero or Negative feedbacks must contact me by telephone or email to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder. If you do not contact me, I reserve the right to cancel your bid without notice.

Please do not ask the reserve price, simply bid what you are comfortable with.

Your winning bid is a contract to purchase the vehicle, not a "come, look, and negotiate" after you win this auction. This is a serious auction for serious buyers only. By placing a bid, you are agreeing to these terms of sale.

The winning bidder must communicate with the Seller within 24 hours of the end of auction to make arrangements to complete transaction. If no contact is made, the Seller reserves the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next highest bidder, or sell it otherwise.

If you are not comfortable with these terms, DO NOT BID!

THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA AND IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.

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