1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II –SOLD
Transmissions: Automatic three-speed
Power output: 285 HP producing 401 ft. lb. of torque
About our 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Our 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II car is white with beautiful white wall tires. This Mark II is supplied with factory air conditioning, necessary but not standard on all cars. The 56 Lincoln Continentals were built with almost every conceivable option included in the purchase price. Also standard was the opulent leather interior and plush carpeting as well a number of other comfort features.
History of the 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
The Continental first debuted at the Paris Auto Show to rave reviews. Its near perfect proportions and restrained chrome made it an instant classic. The powerful overhead valve 368 c.i.d. V-8 made this the epitome of performance and luxury. With a wheelbase of 156” and a weight of 4,800 lb. the sensation of floating on air rivaled what was then all Cadillac territory. The only problem was that at $10,000 it was also far more expensive than the competitive and proven luxury of a Cadillac and Ford Motor Company claimed they lost $1,000 on every car built. Its production was short lived but the legacy has lived on with these Mark IIs, generating strong interest and finding their spot in the major car collections in the United States.