1956 Lincoln Mark II


The 1956-57 Continental Mark II is one of the most elegant and graceful cars  built in the fifties. Priced at just under $10,000 new it attracted few buyer and was out of production with only 2900 manufactured over a 2 year period.

This 1956 Continental Mk II is a very fine example that has covered just over 114,980 miles from new. It has been maintained and cosmetically preserved  at a like new condition. This car is finished in its original color scheme with matching original leather interior. The Mark II was delivered in Eugene Oregon to Fred Mock who owned the Lincoln Mercury Dealer ship. He retained it in his ownership until his death. It was sold to a Oregon City car collector. I purchased it from the collectors family. It has been kept in a heated garage and pampered all its existence. It retains all its original charm with all options in working condition.

The Exterior:
This Mark II coupe has been repainted in the factory original Desert Bronze color. The paint shines well and is chip and scratch free. The bumpers, grille, and all chrome are pit free and in like new condition. The door jambs are shining chrome. The tires are Coker Radial wide whitewalls. The hubcaps are original and in excellent condition. All glass is original and in good scratch free condition. The car is rust free. The trunk retains its original carpeting and the spare tire is original from new.

It has a hidden gas fill behind a swing away tail light.

The Mechanical:
The V8, 368ci engine has never been apart and is fed by a Holley downdraft 4-barrel carburetor, produces 285hp and is coupled with a turbo drive 3-speed automatic transmission. The final drive is 3.07:1. Steering is power assisted and allows easy controlling of this vehicle in the tightest of turns. It is equipped with the Hydrovac powered drum brakes. It has a complete new exhaust system from the exhaust manifold to the tail pipes. This Mark II does not burn oil, or smoke, tracks straight and handles like it was designed.. A great road car that cruises at freeway speeds.

The Interior:
The original cream color tufted, stitched, and buttoned leather insert panels are framed by tan leather which coordinates with the exterior color. A split bench configuration allows the rear passengers plenty of access to the rear seat. The door panels are accented with chrome and house the power window controls, as well as the inside door handle. It has the obligatory ash trays and electric cigarette lighters. The stylish dash contains all the necessary gauges in a field of stitched pattern chrome, and includes wonder bar AM radio with power antenna that work. Heating, Defrost, Air Venting, and Temperature controls sit in the airplane like designed console in the center of the front bench. 

This Continental presents well and is in beautiful condition with a raisor  straight body. The paint remains in superb order accented by high quality chrome bumpers and trim most of which appear to be outstanding originals. It starts, runs and drives as designed. It is a well-preserved example of the Mark II.


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