1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    52
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Swiss title
Chassis n° 2Y86H426426

- Just two owners until 2012
- Low mileage, nice original condition
- Fascinating " suicide doors " body
- No reserve

What makes this particular car special is that until 2012 it had had just two owners. The first, Mr McKinsey from Texas, bought the car through Griffith, the Lincoln dealer in Houston. A banker at Wells Fargo, McKinsey used the car sparingly. In 1998 he sold it to a friend, Mr Rupperty from Palo Alto in California. Impressed by the condition of the car that had covered just 8,850 miles, he had insisted on buying it. He also used the car sparingly, driving it to the golf course on Sundays, so that in 2012, the odometer still only recorded 10,800 miles. In 2012, the car passed into the hands of an important Swiss collector, who drove it from San Francisco to Seattle and on to Canada. In 2013, the previous owner bought the car with a recorded mileage of 11,900 miles. It had a new hood and a new clutch. The current owner acquired it at an auction sale at Retromobile, seduced by the general condition of the car. After importing it to Geneva, he only drove it a few hundred kilometers, due to lack of time, so that today, the car has a little less than 20,000 original kilometers!
It is a beautifully preserved example of one of the most emblematic American cars of its time.

Lot from outside the EU: In addition to the commissions and taxes indicated above, an additional import VAT will be charged (5,5% of the hammer price for vintage/classic cars, 20% newer/modern motorcars).

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1962-lincoln-continental-convertible-no-reserve-3980-52

Photos © Dirk de Jager