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Lot 111

2017   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2017

1956 Continental Mark II

SOLD $192,500

Estimate

$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

C56C2516

Car Highlights

Quintessential Example of Mid-Century American Design
Concours Restoration in Original Colors
AACA and LCOC Award-Winning Restoration
Exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2015
Includes Ultra-Rare Accessories and Literature

Technical Specs

368 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Single Holley 4-Barrel Carburetor
285 BHP at 4,000 RPM
3-Speed Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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In the early 1950s, Ford Motor Company created the Continental Division, headed by Edsel Ford. Its sole mission was to develop America’s most opulent and exclusive personal luxury car. Unveiled at the 1955 Paris Auto Show, the Continental Mark II was a stunning departure from the flamboyant designs of the era.

This 1956 Mark II is a shining testament to the elegant, landmark design envisioned by John Reinhart and Gordon Buehrig. It is finished in Deep Blue with two-tone Medium Blue and Light Blue leather interior, a striking and unusual color combination. The Mark II remained with its original owner until 1978, at which point it had covered less than 64,000 original miles. It received its first restoration in 1999, resulting in Antique Automobile Club of America Senior and Grand National awards and Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Best in Class and Best Senior Car awards. The award-winning car was purchased in 2008 by John Campbell, a member of the US House of Representatives at the time, and restored again between 2009 and 2015.

In August 2015, this Mark II was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® as part of Lincoln’s 75th Anniversary exhibit. Offered with extensive documentation, an incredibly rare and valuable Continental showroom floor Look Book, brochures, and owner’s manual, this is one of the finest restored Continental Mark IIs in existence.