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1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet H112808

1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
CHASSIS NO. H112808
ENGINE NO. H120779
$60,000 - $90,000
Without Reserve
292 CID L-Head V-12 Engine
Zenith Downdraft Carburetor
120 BHP at 3,500 RPM
3-Speed Sliding Gear Transmission with Borg-Warner Overdrive
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension
3/4 Floating Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
This Car
Combining mechanical proficiency and a recent cosmetic freshening, this beautiful and rare pre-war Lincoln is a fine example of the early Continental. Records from the Henry Ford Museum that include an original Lincoln build card indicate that this car was intended to be a Model 57 Continental Club Coupe. Completing assembly at Ford’s Somerville, Massachusetts, plant on November 8, 1940, the Continental was desirably appointed with whitewall tires, chrome bands, a radio, a heater and a hot-air defroster. The car was also equipped with the long-legged Borg-Warner overdrive, a first-year option for 1941 that provided effortless high-speed cruising.

By November 2003, this car was acquired by John C. Ford of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. It is believed that Mr. Ford enhanced the well- maintained older restoration with an interior freshening that included the installation of new carpets and maroon leather upholstery. Reportedly, Mr. Ford also undertook some mechanical measures such as the installation of new brake pads, new tie rods and bearings, and a rebuild of the carburetor.

Purchased in 2006 by the consignor, a collector from Colorado, this elegant Lincoln has since been driven on several tours where its fine mechanical performance matches its head-turning appearance. As with prior caretakers, the current owner has maintained this Continental in a climate-controlled garage, with some recent attention that included the replating of the hood ornament and fitting a new cloth top and headliner.

Just 400 Continental Cabriolets produced for the 1941 model year. The car is rich in trademark details such as the rear-mounted spare, push-button door releases and red Lincoln script on the handsomely detailed disc wheel covers. Also featuring rear-fender skirts, chrome sill trim, side-view mirrors and gold-colored dashboard veneers, the consignor boasts that this beautifully appointed Lincoln delivers robust performance with mechanical reliability. It offers its next owner the thrill of V-12 motoring, as well as the sophisticated appearance and luxurious ride that have long been synonymous with Lincoln ownership. Beautifully presented, this Lincoln Cabriolet is a rare example of the early Continental legend that would bolster any collection of luxury automobiles or American classics.
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John "Old School" Dancy, Primos, Pennsylvania, US
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"Expearence is the abillity to reconise a misteak befor you mak it agan."
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