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Lot 5

2017   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2017

1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible

SOLD $55,000

Estimate

$80,000 - $100,000

Chassis

H9YC419424

Car Highlights

Flagship of the Lincoln Product Line
One of Only 2,195 Convertibles Produced in 1959
Fully Powered Convertible Top
Painstakingly Maintained and Detailed Since Restoration
Features Factory White and Black Color Combination

Technical Specs

430 CID Overhead Valve V-8 Engine
375 HP at 4,800 RPM
4-Barrel Holley Carburetor
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Double-Wishbone Coil-Spring Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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The Continental was the crown jewel of the Lincoln product line for many years, attracting such celebrities as Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. The 2,195 units produced of the 1959 Mark IV carried the then-outrageous sticker price of $7,056.

As befitted the flagship model, it was bedecked with features such as fender skirts, six-way power seats, tinted glass, radio with dual speakers, remote driver’s side mirror, power windows, and power steering and brakes. The convertible top was also power-operated, incorporating a retractable glass rear window.

Presented in its original colors of white with a contrasting black and white interior and black convertible top, this Continental was restored approximately five years ago, before its current ownership. The consignor acquired the Mark IV in Indiana and immediately drove it home, some 100 miles away. In the years since, it has been professionally maintained and driven minimally to shows and events.

Both the exterior and interior of this lovely Continental are in excellent condition, with paint and chrome to be admired. It has the original undercarriage coating, the engine bay is well-detailed and, according to its owner, it runs and drives superbly. This wonderful Continental is sure to satisfy any discerning collector with the intent to show and tour a magnificent icon of 1950s American style.