1956 Continental Mark II. 55k act mi. Runs & drives great. TX, NV car w A/C

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Continental
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 55210
  • VIN: C56D2764
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 368
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States


If you're looking for a reasonably priced Mark II to drive and enjoy this it. The car was sold new in Texas to A. J. Bowden and has spent the last 25 years in Nevada. In fact the Continental plaque on the carpet still bears the original owners name. Other than a repaint in the original black the car remains largely untouched and original. The only modifications are an electric fuel pump and alternator by the previous owner. I put a Pertronix Ignitor II and a brand new Edelbrock carburetor on the 368. The Mark II runs, rides and drives as you would expect. The low miles, caring owners, and dry climate mean this is one outstanding performing classic car. The sunny, dry climate also mean the leather interior is quite parched. That's the trade off for a nearly rust free 63 year old car. The only rust are some bubbles on the bottom of the front fenders (see pic). I'd be glad to send any additional pics of the bottom of the car or any area you're concerned about. You'll be pleased. Now for numerous Mark II accessories. Three out four power windows work. LR 1/4 window has to be raised and lowers by hand. Speedo, temp, oil pressure and fuel gauge work. Clock and tach do not. The inoperative tach is a recent problem. The fuel sending unit had an in line resistor so now the fuel gauge reads higher than accurate. Fortunately Continental saw fit to also put in a trip meter so I use both for judging the next fill up. The A/C blower works and the compressor engages with controls. It does not blow cold. As most old A/C cars I'm sure it needs charged and perhaps a leak fixed. The front and rear bumpers are excellent as is most of the chrome throughout the interior and exterior of the car. Under the hood there's no rust. It's simply maintained except for the previously mentioned upgrades. The hideous air cleaner has been on my to do list for some time. I even have a 57 Mark II air cleaner to cover the modern carburetor. I know there's a procedure for converting the oil bath air cleaner to a paper filter. I simply haven't made that repair yet. The antenna is not on the car but it is included. In fact, as far as I can tell the car is 100% complete. I could go on for a tediously long time about what a nice ol Continental this is but I'll wrap it up by saying that I've seen dealers with cars like this for $30 - $40k. Haggerty show a #4 condition Mark II at $28,200 + 10% with A/C. This one is a good, solid honest #4 and should make a great to tinker with as you drive and enjoy. For more info call or text 573-230-6222