At the rear a hump on the trunk lid introduced the world to the Continental’s version of a ‘Continental kit’ being formed into the sheetmetal rather than an appendage to the rear bumper. This design would be a Continental trademark for decades to come. Of course the interiors were luxurious with full leather seating, plush carpeting and a full array of power equipment.
The car has its original spare wheel and jack in the truck. Recent service history includes; install both front & rear wheel cylinders, new fuel pump, brake booster master cylinder, $2,299); a new harmonic balancer installed ($1,660); 2 new mufflers & 2 springs, 4 Extra Heavy Duty gas charged shocks($2,655); rebuilt water pump, new hoses, AC fan belt, p/s fan belt, installed new custom fit Holley carburetor with new electrical circuit for automatic choke, fuel & air filters, new heater valves ($5,830); new horn with wiring ($459); from ‘Mark II Enterprises’: new interior carpet mats, carpet kit, headliner in White basket-weave, complete Mark II exhaust system with U bolts & clamps ($3,434); outer tie rod ends & sway bar links, front & rear wheel alignment, temp guage sending unit replacedc ($641); set of 2 key blans, recored radiator, wiper motor electric conversion, ($2,840); evacuate & service A/C refrigerant, replace discharge hose from compressor to condenser, reseal suction hose fitting to rear insulate blower motor housings, replace rear blower motors & wheel ($1,603); new battery ($260); remove & repair & reinstall radio & clock, blower motors, install new leaf springs ($1,760); remove & repl
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and great daily driving and completely rust free and mostly all original example of this long time southern California 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2 Door Hardtop with its 368/300HP 4BBL V8 engine in a beautiful ‘Pearl White’ repaint with a gorgeous condition two-tone ‘Black & White’ two-tone leather interior and loaded with factory options including:
Since the Continental was an independent Ford division from 1956 through mid 1958 and continued to be marketed separately through 1960. Only 2,550 Mark II’s were built in 1956 and even less, 444 in 1957 the second and last year of production. Ford had not originally seen the Mark II as a profit maker, even at the then breathtaking $10,000 mark, yet because Ford lost some $1,000 on each one sold and the production ceased in 1957.