1963 Lincoln Continental
430 ci V-8
3 Speed Automatic Transmission
Drum BrakesBoston Accoustic Stereo System
This is a beautiful Lincoln Continental. You can't help but be reminded of the reasons it was so classy. Used for government and corporate use, the Lincoln was a very popular car in the 60s.
The new Continental's most recognized trademark, front-opening rear "suicide doors", was a purely practical decision. The new Continental rode on a wheelbase of 123 inches (3,100 mm), and the doors were hinged from the rear to ease ingress and egress. When the Lincoln engineers were examining the back seats that styling had made up, the engineers kept hitting the rear doors with their feet. Hinging the doors from the rear solved the problem. The doors were to become the best-known feature of 1960s Lincolns.
To simplify production, all cars were to be four-door models, and only two body styles were offered, sedan and convertible. There are plenty of convertibles out there to be had, but there are very few that can sit 6 large adults in luxury and style in the 60's as this auto can. Even today, it would be hard to match.
This is a very original car. The paint is original except for a few minor touched up areas. It has had the engine rebuilt and the transmission, as well as many other mechanical upgrades that we will mention in our ad.
Cosmetically unrestored, there are some signs of age, such as some minor pitting on some of the chrome. Some of the seals are showing a bit of age. The owner of this classic Continental tells us that it is all original except for the aftermarket $7000.00 Boston Acoustics stereo system that was installed. They tried to hide all components so as not to take away from original interior look.
We have so many items to list that were replaced or repaired that it would take pages. Please call us or email if you are a serious buyer and we will gladley email you the invoices. Although odometer shows low miles in the pic, documentation of the auto shows it has 107,293 miles.
In June of 2010 the owner had the 430 ci engine and transmission completely rebuilt in this great survivor. That invoice alone totals over $28,000. We have invoices dating from 5/19/2010 until 2/3/14. The owner of this car has made sure that everything mechanical including windows and top are working properly.
The engine was completely pulled and rebuilt , painted, and totally gone over before being reinstalled. There is an original spare tire and jack that come with the car. It was taken out in order to place the rear speaker that is seen in the trunk shot.
The convertible top is in overall good condition both physically and mechanically. Classic touches of chrome trim on the top are something not seen anymore. The brightwork is still in very good condition throughout. This is your chance to own one of the most original 63 Lincolns out there.