1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin' If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln" Now the fellas was ribbin' me for bein' behind So I thought I'd make the Lincoln unwind…Took my foot off the gas and man alive …I shoved it on down into overdrive Wound it up to a hundred-and-ten My speedometer said that I hit top end. My foot was blue, like lead to the floor, That's all there is and there ain't no more..I looked in my mirror; a red light was blinkin' The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln!
Just like the Kennedy's tooling around Hyannisport, things do not get more cool, more sophisticated, more large, more suicide doors, more convertible, and more provenance than arriving in this black beauty from 1965 in the beautiful steel form of a Lincoln Continental Convertible. All 216.3 inches worth, all decked out in chrome trimmings, and just a slight taste of hot rod with the black steel wheels sans full covers, and chrome bullet hub covers wrapped in wide whites. Interior is black leather and just looks like new (and it may be as it is not original), and enough options to keep a 747 pilot busy with toggles and buttons, dials and gauges, and just the fact that you are behind the wheel of the coolest thing since sliced bread.
Commander Cody was right with the car's sleek lines which can make the lines on the highway look like dots. Ultra large steel panels which are totally straight and minding their gaps very nicely despite their massive size, adorn this car. Upfront we have the BIG grille flanked by dual headlights and a massive lower bumper which wraps around the front quarter. Simply draw a straight line from this quarter to the rear, and it will only be interrupted by the dual doors one of them suicide which share the chopped off “B” pillar. Dual bands of chrome trim run atop the quarters and sills, and also a lower trim widens out and adorns the rockers. A long long hood moves its way rearward and meets up with the trimmed windshield. An overly large trunk houses the top when it is down, and you will have people paying to watch it go up and down all with the flick of a switch. The top is in black canvas and the rear window is clear plastic, also possibly new. Bringing up the rear are the corner mounted horizontal ribbed taillights and yet another massive shiny pristine bumper. Black steel wheels with no full coverings are bolted on with shiny lugs, and a center chromed bullet style hubcap. Ultra wide whites are appropriately mounted to all 4 corners. You my friend have arrived…in style with this big skate.
If you love black leather, this interior is the cats' nuts. Overstuffed black leather tuck and roll inserts and black bolsters with a centrally mounted trim badge in the backs and a chromed tub for all to sit in, is adorning the front bench with central fold down tufted armrest. The back emulates the front same bench like qualities and another central armrest. The big square doors are trimmed in black tuck and roll vinyl, and big chromed panels to house the power windows, handles, and pulls with just a small strip of black carpet on the bottom. In front all the original dash shows very stunningly and utilizes a quad of vertical rectangles with V bezels which line up under the speedometer. Hidden panels in the central horizontal ribbed dash trim for ashtrays, A/C vent levers, and vents, and a door lock lever. Just above is the AM radio, climate control including A/C, and a clock. Below is black steel fabricated into a glovebox, and the ignition panel, along with the cigarette station which conveniently drops down…smoke 'em if ya got 'em.. Black carpet floods the floors and is as luxurious and clean as the leather seating. Don't forget the original two tone steering wheel looking right in black and white with a badged center that appears 3D.
A big 430ci V8 backed by an automatic transmission provides plenty of power to float this boat down the road at full sail and then some.
Mostly rust free, and very clean we can note slight surface rust on the suspension and axles. Floorpans are buttoned up and structurally sound, as are rockers and wheel wells. Rear power drum brakes are on and up front power disc brakes. Coil sprung suspension all around is also seen.
With my love of everything mid century, I HAD to take this baby out, and it did not let me down. It started right up, and the top lowered to my amazement (not that it worked, but HOW it worked!) and I was ready to roll. When you are behind the wheel of such a car you are nothing but ultra cool, wealthy, and large and in charge. Acceleration was snappy for a large piece of Detroit iron, shifting like silk, and the ride was Uber cushy. SO good I had to take it through the McDonald's drive through and there I was an instant celebrity with absolutely no claim to fame. I ordered the McNuggets, top of the line for this Lincoln driver! (more like test dummy, but I digress..)
Only the special cars get to go through the drive through, and only but a few totally impress me, however this happens to be one of them. Those hot rodded wheels have a totally opposite charm to the otherwise staunch tight lipped straight design, and loads of conveniences reserved for the well heeled car buyer from 1965. Also, that stubby B pillar that the 4 doors share in the middle, is a fascinating piece of automotive design, So is the mechanical top, and in fact the entire package. Wildly retro cool, with a heavy touch of class, you cannot go wrong with this classic if you want to impress. Hey, it looked great on the Kennedys'
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