1962 Lincoln Contiental Convertibel black on black 20 inch rims

1962 Lincoln Continental

Condition: Used
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
SubModel: convertible
Year: 1962
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Francisco, California, United States

Description for Lincoln Continental 1962

1962 Lincoln ContinentalI never thought I would sell this car, looked at so many Lincoln to find the nicest out there and this is what I picked. It has the most sought after dash and the wood grain inlays on the dash and door panels. It has a flawless black paint and not signs of rust or rust repairs anywhere on the car. The doors and the door bottoms are perfect and the area behind rear wheel is perfect and no signs of rust or repairs, same goes for the floor and trunk floor. I has a new black interior and new black carpet. It's a true California car. It needs the new hydralic hoses and a new canvas top. I have put it of for now and just enjoyed the car with the top down since I did not find any needs for a top here in CA. Hence the price is less what a fully restored car would run you and you have some room to buy the car and fix it at a later time or just drive it as is as I have done.....
Starts right up and shifts smooth and nice. The engine has probably been rebuilt some time ago cause it runs strong and tight better than any other Lincoln I test drove before I decided to buy this one.
Located in San Jose CA 95124. Come take a look if your close by or please feel free to email or text me if you would like additional info. Or if you like to see a video of the car etc.
I can assist the new buyer with quoting and coordinating transportation after the auction. I have been using 1Flat-Rate Transportation company many times on eBay and they do a good job. Thank you for your interest! And happy Bidding
Erik 408-466.2472
  • Lincoln Continental Four-Door Sedan, model year 1962, version for North America U.S.
  • 4-door sedan body type.
  • RWD (rear- wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox.
  • petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 7044 cm3 / 429.9 cui, advertised power: 223.5 kW / 300 hp / 304 PS ( SAE gross ), torque: 631 Nm / 465 lb-ft.

Fun Facts :

Lincoln's beautiful 1961 styling was a revelation to the industry, and by 1962 the first results of shocked stylists at other companies were being seen. In a dramatic move, Imperial chopped off its tail fins completely, perching its trade mark slim, circular tail light assemblies atop the rear fenders. The result was an Imperial that looked longer and much sleeker than before. Cadillac was stuck with its 1961 styling, but "squared up" its '62 design by eliminating the oval rear bumper ends and replacing them with rectangular ones. The round front parking and turn signal lights also got the rectangular treatment. The most substantial evidence that Cadillac was paying attention—and responding to Lincoln's design—was with the 1963 models, which were very different from what had come before from Cadillac. Cadillac worked in two year styling cycles, and Lincoln's influence on American luxury car design would remain for much of the sixties.

The 1964 Imperial would be completely new, and would flatter the Lincoln design considerably with very sleek, clean lines that the Imperial wore very well. The relationship between the Lincoln and Imperial designs at this point was quite clear: the man largely responsible for the beautiful Lincoln design in 1961 had left Ford and was now working for Chrysler. The '64 Imperial was his first opportunity to make his mark on that legendary automobile. The man's name? Elwood Engel.

Lincoln's sales improved modestly in 1962, with a production increase of 5,897 cars. This still fell far short of what Cadillac was selling, but Cadillac at this point had a history of styling marks that identified the cars as Cadillacs, and Lincoln was at this point in its fifth completely new design in a ten year period, none of which really defined what the Lincoln look was until the 1961 models. It would take some time for the public to see that this was indeed a design that Lincoln would stay faithful to. Also, quality control issues had plagued the previous 1958-1960 models, and that gave the Lincoln brand a somewhat tarnished reputation, although the 1961 models did much to repair that. Actually, the 1960 models had addressed most of the initial problems, but the styling wasn't loved by many, so some potential 1960 Lincoln customers didn't even consider them.

1962 Lincoln Continental

Not too much had changed with the '62 Continental except for the removal of the front bumper guards and a few pounds and inches here and there in addition to being slightly lower than the previous year. The Lincoln Continental was the only 4-door convertible offered on the American market. Available again in 1962 was the suicide doors that opened to the center and hinged to the body instead of the center pillar. Plus a light on the instrument panel blinks a warning if the rear doors are not fully closed when the ignition is on. The entire body of the 4-door sedan is welded into a single unit and protected by four coats of baked enamel. Inside, a combination of leather and vinyl fabric along with walnut paneling contribute to the classic elegance of the Lincoln Continental. Standard features on the Continental included a 430 cid V8 engine, automatic transmission, power windows, power brakes, and power steering.

1962 Lincoln Continental Production and Specifications
Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Continental Series
82 53A 4-dr Sedan - 6P $6,074 4,929 lbs 27,849
86 74A 4-dr Convertible - 6P $6,720 5,213 lbs 3,212

Chassis Data
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Continental 123 in 213 in 80.3 in - - 9.00 x 14 (9.50 x 14 - convertible)
Vin Number Decoding - 1962 Lincoln
Location: Stamped on the right inner fender apron under hood.
First Symbol - Model Year
2 = 1962
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
Y = Wixom, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
82 = Continental Sedan 86 = Continental Convertible
Fifth Symbol - Engine
H = 430 - V8 K = 430 - V8
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 400001
1962 Lincoln Options and Accessories
Description Description
Air Conditioner Heater
Automatic Transmission 430 cid V8 engine
Power Steering Power Windows
Carpeting Electric Clock
Electric Radio Antenna Power Door Locks
Walnut Applique Instrument Panel Padded Instrument Panel
Dual Exhaust Folding Center Armrests
Automatic Headlight Dimmer Power Vent Windows
Automatic Trunk Release 6-way Power Seats
Speed Control Tinted Glass

On Aug-20-17 at 10:43:35 PDT, seller added the following information:

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