Post Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:46 am

1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE

8H177461 1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE

Estimate
$35,000 - $50,000

FANTASY BID: $48,000.00

HIGH BID: $30,000.00

Highlights
•V-12 engine
•3-speed manual transmission
•Chrome bumpers and grille
•Power windows
•Power convertible top
•Fender skirts
•Chrome rear view mirrors
•Rear-mounted spare
•Split bench seat
•Wide Whitewall tires
•Chrome hubcaps and trim rings
•Recognized by the CCCA as a Full Classic

The birth of the Lincoln Continental is the stuff of legend—sketched in just about an hour by Bob Gregorie off the design of the Lincoln Zephyr, the Continental prototype was to be completed and sent to Florida where Edsel Ford would use the car on his vacation, introducing it to friends and colleagues in the area. It worked, Edsel sold several of them based on the prototype and Lincoln had a smashing success. Expensive, the new Lincoln Continentals featured a number of luxurious amenities and, above all, ground-breaking, streamlined styling that hugely resonated with the Art Deco movement. This 1948 Lincoln Continental is one of the last of the original iterations and features a V-12 engine with 130 horsepower and a 3-speed manual transmission. Complete with power windows and a power-operated tan convertible top, it uses a split bench seat to allow rear access, a rear-mounted spare tire, fender skirts and a careful amount of exceptionally nice chrome accoutrements. Recognized by the CCCA as a Full Classic, this dark red example is certain to provide fabulous enjoyment.

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