1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Older Restoration, CCCA Full Classic, Tours or Show

$68,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a sharp Continental convertible that runs and drives great. It's nice enough for most concours events, but was restored for touring. This is now available in time for summer fun!!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a wonderful 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible that has an older restoration that is perfect for touring and exhibiting at regional concours events.  This Lincoln is well equipped and runs and drives well.  We love the Sea Gull Gray livery as it is an ideal color for touring.  This is a terrific opportunity to acquire a rare CCCA Full Classic convertible that can be enjoyed and driven.

This is one of just 452 Lincoln Continental Convertibles build in 1948.  This Lincoln was completed on February 20th, 1948 at the Lincoln Motor Company plant in Detroit, Michigan.  It was then shipped on February 23 to the selling dealer.  From this Lincolns overall condition, it was likely thoroughly restored about 20 years ago.  Overall, this is a wonderful mid-range quality restoration that now shows some age.  This really makes it ideal for weekend use, touring and regional concours events.

The livery looks terrific in Sea Gull Gray that has very nice shine and luster.  There are small imperfections such as touched up chips, etc, but only visible upon close inspection.  The chrome and stainless steel are in overall very good condition, with only a couple of small imperfections on the front bumper which are visible upon close inspection.  The black canvas power convertible top has red piping which contrasts beautifully with the Sea Gull Gray paint.  The top has no rips or tears but shows some minimal wear and is in overall nice condition. We love the fender skirts, spotlight, integrated fog lights, push button door openers and the hood ornament with the gold-plated base.

The Burgundy leather interior is in very good to excellent condition.  The leather looks just right and is soft and supple.  The seats are very comfortable, and the burgundy carpeting is in very nice condition.  The power windows and power convertible top work well.  The interior chrome and instruments all look nice and work well.  The AM radio has been upgraded to also allow for FM.  The clock is not working.

The venerable 292 CID V12 is mated to its three-speed with overdrive transmission.  The performance is very nice with smooth power and acceleration.  The ride is very smooth and comfortable.  The engine compartment is well detailed and appropriate for most regional shows.

For more details and information, please text, call or email Tina Smith at +1.602.730-1244 or sales@classicpromenade.com.  The Lincoln is in our Phoenix showroom.

1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible

$68,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 311

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1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible

$68,800

VIN 876H-56-1311
BODY STYLE Cabriolet
MILES 17,153
GEARBOX Manual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Sea Gull Gray
YEAR 1948
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 311

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Interesting Fact: The Lincoln Continental is a full-size luxury vehicle that derives its name from the European “continental” styling elements that were added during production. Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, requested a personal vehicle to take on vacation in an attempt to attract Lincoln buyers. This directly led to the Lincoln Continental model line…
Interesting Fact: The Lincoln Continental is a full-size luxury vehicle that derives its name from the European “continental” styling elements that were added during production. Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, requested a personal vehicle to take on vacation in an attempt to attract Lincoln buyers. This directly led to the Lincoln Continental model line being produced.   All in all, 10 generations have been produced across 9 decades. Production has occurred from 1939 to 1948, 1956 to 2002, and 2016 to 2020. The first generation of the Continental was made to fit the new automotive segment for personal luxury cars. This model was also the final American vehicle line to use a factory produced V12 engine.    Current models of the Lincoln Continental now have the longest wheelbase since their 1979 models. They are also powered by a V6 engine, rather than a V12, but they still produce around 400 horsepower. The Lincoln Continental is still viewed as a luxurious vehicle that offers a smooth and reliable ride!  

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