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1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

53k Miles, 37 Years Owned

$54,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a lovely survivor with 53k Miles from new and all original save for one repaint from 1984 and excellent provenance.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a beautiful example of a low-mileage and well-loved 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible that has been owned by the same collector since 1983.  This is a completely rust-free Western Continental that is largely original with one older repaint.  Having accumulated a fully-documented 53,000 miles since new, it is in stunning original condition and would make a wonderful touring car that would be accepted at most regional car shows.

HISTORY- Mr. F. Joseph Hoyt of Port Orchard sold this Lincoln to Mr. Stanley Jason on July 7th, 1983.  At that time, the Continental had accumulated a mere 48,078 miles.  Mr. Jason used the Continental sparingly as it was part of a collection of about ten cars, all milestone and special interest, low-mile cars.  Mr. Jason lived in Indianola, WA until about 1995 when he moved to Arizona.  It remained in his collection through today and is being offered on behalf of his estate.  It has now accumulated 53,175 miles and is well documented with a stack of receipts.

EXTERIOR- The livery is stunning in a medium burgundy metallic.   The repaint was performed in about 1984 and today has brilliant shine and luster, but has many areas where the paint has normal lacquer cracking.  It remains highly serviceable and the cracking is only noticeable upon close inspection.  In the shade and evening light, it appears to be a medium burgundy metallic.  In the direct sunlight the paint transforms into a beautiful red.  The chrome and stainless trim are gorgeous and reflective of a car that has been garaged and well-loved.  There are a couple of small dings and light scratches in the stainless from normal use.  Remember, this is a survivor with one repaint from 1984!!  We believe that the convertible top is the original from the factory, and while not perfect, is in remarkable condition.

INTERIOR- The interior features its original red leather interior and its original plush red carpeting.  Both remain in very nice condition and look stunning when contrasted with the original light finished wood trim that surrounds the interior of this Lincoln.  The red dashboard is in excellent condition and the faux wood grained steering wheel and dashboard are without any cracking or issues.  The carpet has some fading (and would be a great candidate for dye since it shows little wear) and the leather has light normal age creases, but overall the interior is a beautiful completely original interior.

MECHANICAL- The venerable 430 CID V8 was completely rebuilt, resealed and detailed in May of 2004 with less than 1,000 miles added since.  All ancillary systems were rebuilt or replaced at that time, including motor mounts, hoses, water pump and power steering unit.  The Lincoln runs and drives very well today.  The engine produces 300 hp and the three-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly.  With the shorter 123-inch wheelbase, the Lincoln is relatively easy to drive in modern traffic.

OPERATIONS- All the windows, power convertible top raise and lower well.  The convertible top mechanisms were rebuilt in 2003 and the convertible top is thought to be its original from the factory.  The original AM radio works but the power antenna is not operating.  The 154-point inspection report is available on our classicpromenade.com website.

For valuation purposes, the Hagerty Value Guide shows the No. 2 value at $75,300 and the No. 3 value at $48,500.  This would be considered a 2 minus to 3 plus given its condition, originality and provenance.  This Lincoln comes complete with its Owner’s Manual and nearly 40 years of service history.

For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Lincoln is in our Phoenix showroom.

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

$54,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
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1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

$54,800

VIN 2Y86H412867
BODY STYLE Convertible Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 53,175
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Burgundy Metallic
YEAR 1962
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 1526

Lincoln Continental

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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