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1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II - Utah Showroom

The new Continental was introduced in October 1955—but not at big American auto shows, such as those in New York and Chicago. Rather it was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, and later that October at Ford headquarters in Dearborn.

There was something of the style of the early Ford Thunderbird at the front, which was introduced earlier at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954, with a tasteful egg-crate grille; a long, curving hood; and straight fenders to the headlights. The fender line went back to behind the doors, at which point the line kicked up a little before curving back down to the taillights.

For power, the Mark II featured the newly offered 368-cubic-inch Lincoln V8. Standard equipment in the Lincoln line, the engines selected for the Mark II were effectively factory blueprinted, assembled from the closest-to-specifications parts available. Turning out 285 hp in 1956, the engine was tuned to produce 300 hp in 1957. The engine was mated to a three-speed Lincoln automatic, and both engine and transmission were subject to extensive pre-release testing. In a 1956 report from Popular Mechanics, the Mark ll got 16.7 mpg at 50 mph.

This beautifully restored Mark II is a complete and correct restoration with factory air conditioning. It is among the finest examples in the World.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Lincoln
Model
Miles
42,150

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No
Transmission Type
Automatic
Miles
42,150
Vin
C56B2096
Stock
A6B2096U

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