Continental Mark 2 low reserve

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II

Condition: Used
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
SubModel: Mark II
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1956
Mileage: 96,190
VIN: 2191
Color: Blue
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Air conditioning, Power windows

Description for Lincoln Continental 1956

Selling Grandpa's 1956 continental Mark 2This is a rare car with only around 2000 made in 1956 this one has the only option that was available back then: AC.The new price on the car back then was $10000 Elvis Presly was one of the few proud owners of one.This particular car has spend most its live in Indiana and a few years in California. I'm sure that at some point is has been repainted, nterior looks pretty good and I believe its mostly original.No holes in the headliner.The engine sounds great and the tranny works fine.Its a beautiful looking car but of course with any car this age it has some issues.Its nothing that cant be fixed. Driver side door, lass is cracked and of the rail.passenger side glass of the rail.the motor for the main door windows work but not for the small widows( I believe its the switch).all the lights work except for the brake lights.It looks like at some point someone installed a new power brake booster and pedal and did not hook up a brake light switch.The knob at the end of the shift lever broke of but I have a new one for it.On a recent drive I found that the car has quite of bit of play in the steering (probably needs front bushings replaced)One of the windshield wiper arms is missing (wiper motor works fine)Radio works.Front seat moves up and down but not back and forth( could be switch or motor)There is a scratch on the passenger side front fender (see picture)Comes with a different then stock size battery so the original hold down bracket does not work but I do still have it.When starting it up in the morning you have to pump the accelarator a lot before it will fire ( Ive ordered a carb rebuilt kit and it will come with the car)Bumper chrome is solid and with out dents but lower parts do show some surface rust.Underneath the car some of the under coating is letting go and there are a few rough spots that could use repair.Ive taken pictures of the underneath and the rest of the car so please study them carefully before you bid.I'm sure there will be lots of questions. I'm not much of a typer so email me your phone number and I will call back to answer your questions.My thought on this car are: either you make some small repairs and drive an ultra rare cool car without having a bunch of money tied up in it. Or go all out and do a full restoration and end up with a car that's worth around six figures( one just sold at Mecum Chicago for over $100000)
Before you bid please check on transportation costs and have pick up arrangements ready (especially if you are a foreign bidder)
On Sep-17-15 at 18:42:05 PDT, eller added the following information:

Feel free to contact me for more pictures or if you would like to see the car in person.