1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible with Suicide Doors
The Lincoln Continental was produced from 1939 to 1948 and again from 1956 to 2002. The Continental was a distinctively styled, highly equipped, luxury car. Its name conveyed prestige. This generation of Continental is favored by collectors and has appeared in many motion pictures, such as The Matrix, The Last Action Hero, and the Inspector Gadget films. It has also appeared in the television series Pushing Daisies, and recently in the opening sequence of the television series Entourage. The fourth generation Continental’s most recognized trademark, front opening rear doors, was a purely practical decision. The doors were hinged from the rear when Lincoln engineers kept hitting the doors with their feet when examining the back seats. The suicide doors were to become the best-known feature of 1960s Lincolns. The Continental was the first postwar four-door convertible from a major U.S. manufacturer. Vanguard Motor Sales is proud to present this, two owner, 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible. Let me just say, if you are tired of being a spectator at the car shows, and you are ready to get some attention, this is the car for you. With the suicide doors, brand new Gangster white wall tires mounted on the original wheels, and a power hide-away convertible top that works without hesitation, you will be turning heads wherever you go. This triple black Continental has a straight and solid body. The gaps and panels line up perfectly, the doors open and shut without and problems. The paint isn’t perfect, but it is nice and shines up great. The chrome is in average condition. The undercarriage is solid, as you can see from the pictures. There aren’t any holes in the pans or frame rot. The squared-off grille houses the headlights, and sits above the chrome bumper, which features the parking lights and front turn signals. The taillights are fitted with a ribbed chrome grille on each side, and set in the rear bumper. Pop the hood and you’ll find the 462ci big block motor, with 80k original miles. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly, and with the power steering, this boat practically floats down the road. Power brakes are another nice feature that really makes driving this convertible a true pleasure. Inside this convertible you will find the original black leather interior. The walnut-paneling on the doors ads to the prestige look. Front factory seat belts with retractors, a tilt wheel, and both power seat and windows make for one comfortable ride. The A/C is currently inoperable, but who needs A/C when you can put the top down? Product breakdown for the 1966 Lincoln Continental consisted of 65% sedans, 29% coupes, and just under 6% for the four-door convertible. Total sales were close to 55,000 in 1966, which means only around 3,200 of these 4 door convertibles were made. How many do you think are left?
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