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Lot 34

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1956 Continental 1956

SOLD $89,600

Estimate

$120,000 - $150,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

C56C2315

Car Highlights

Superbly Restored with 30,500 Miles
Four Owners from New, the Most Recent for 26 Years
Gloriously Presented in Starmist White over White and Red
Multiple Award Winner, Accompanied by Trophies and Badges
Crème de la Crème of Ford’s Luxury Offering; Less than 3,000 Built

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
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please also note that this vehicle is titled as a Lincoln. Please note that upon inspection a broken leaf spring was detected on the right rear suspension.

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Launched at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, the Continental Mark II exuded sophistication and automotive perfection. Every one of the 2,994 Mark IIs hand built between 1956 and 1957 were subjected to 14 quality control checks and a 10-day salt-spray test.

This Continental was finished in Starmist White with a Scottish leather interior in white and deep red. Standard features of the Mark II included electric windows and seats, power steering and brakes, and tachometer – this example also boasts factory air-conditioning. V.C. Arnold originally purchased the car through Greystone Motor Inc. of Duluth, Minnesota. In 1993, it was acquired by its current owner, who submitted it for restoration per the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club manual. While the car required minimal mechanical attention, the body was repainted the correct color and the chrome was renewed. The interior remains original to this day, with only the carpets having been replaced. Completed in 1995, the restored Continental won several awards including the National First Prize at the AACA Western National Spring Meet in Palm Springs, California.

After 26 years with the current owner, this exceptional Mark II has 30,500 original miles and is accompanied by service records and trophies. Documented provenance, mileage, and restoration render this example of Ford’s pinnacle achievement unique – an ultimate exemplar of opulence and excellence.