Lot 49

2022   |   Geared Online Scottsdale Edition

1958 Continental Mark III Convertible

From The Richard Donner Collection

Estimate

$25,000 - $35,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

H8YG402664

Car Highlights

Ford Motor Company’s Flagship Automobile of the Late 1950s

Well-Preserved Example Showing Approximately 63,000 Miles

Kept and Maintained by Richard Donner on Orcas Island, Washington

Classic White over Two-Tone Blue Leather Interior

A Rare and Unique American Luxury Icon

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Hans Wurl

The Ford Motor Company introduced the Lincoln Continental for the 1940 model year, basing the new model on a prototype commissioned by Edsel Ford. Utilizing Lincoln Zephyr mechanicals, the Continental was initially offered in coupe and convertible forms, and was the company’s most luxurious offering.

For 1958, the Continental Mark III offered the first all-new unibody design since WWII, and with a 131" wheelbase, the model was as large as anything offered by Ford before or since. Featuring diagonally placed headlights and distinctive, slanting rear “Breezeway” windows, the Continental Mark III is one of America’s most distinctive automotive designs of the 20th century.

This Mark III Convertible was purchased by Richard Donner in 2000 from the Westside Waldorf School, where it was believed to have been donated by the Wayans Brothers. It was subsequently relocated to Donner’s home on Orcas Island in Washington State, where it provided endless enjoyment as a stylish island runabout. Finished in white with a two-tone blue leather interior and black vinyl top, the car is in driver condition, having been maintained as part of Donner’s beloved collection.

*Please note that the VIN listed on the title for this vehicle contains a typographical error; the fourth character of the VIN is listed as a “6”, but is in fact a “G”. Please also note that this vehicle is titled as a Lincoln.