1961 Lincoln Continental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    27 887 mi / 44 880 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    150
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"Designed by Ford Design’s Vice President Elwood Engel, the 1961 Lincoln Continental received a Bronze Medal by the Industrial Design Institute of New York, NY. This institute rarely gives awards to vehicles. It also won Car Life‘s 1961 Engineering Excellence Award. Famed for its rearward hinged rear doors or ‘suicide doors’ as they became more commonly known, this Fourth Generation Lincoln was destined to become one of the world’s most iconic cars, later impounded by the infamous JFK association. Originally registered in Washington, USA this lovely example has had just two previous keepers from new, the first of whom owned the car for some 28 years. It is the rarest of the fourth generation Continental model with its detailed front grille and curved front windshield. Resplendent in factory special order Honey Beige complemented perfectly by factory special order Broadmoor wool cloth interior, both of which are in superb, time warp condition. The previous vendor was the Lincoln Owners’ Club magazine editor, who owned the car for 31 years maintaining it to a very high standard, winning several senior awards at Lincoln Owners’ Club meetings. The current vendor reports that it glides in a straight line, wafting along with little more than a whoosh from its 7 litre 430 cubic inch V8 that produces some 415 lbs of torque! This is wonderful example that was recently featured in a 12 page article in Classic Car Magazine. We are sure it will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner and will complement any classic car collection."