Written by way of Nicole Ellan James
Ford Motor Corporate created the Continental Department for the 1956 style yr. This department ranked above Lincoln as the corporate’s flagship marque. At its release, the Continental Mark II used to be thought to be its personal style line and used to be supposed to be a successor to the 1940-48 Lincoln Continental non-public luxurious automotive.
Presented as a 2-door hardtop coupe, the Mark II, referred to as an ultra-luxury coupe, broke from a number of American styling precedents when it debuted. It used to be in large part hand-assembled and was the costliest American-produced car of the time, with its worth rivaling handiest that of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. For the reason that Mark II used a Lincoln engine and transmission, it used to be advertised via Lincoln, assuaging the desire for a separate gross sales and repair community for Ford’s Continental Department.
Whilst the Lincoln used to be regarded as a murals in its inventory shape, the 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II introduced with No Reserve all over the 2023 Scottsdale Public sale takes this perception to the following degree with sublime customization that blends conventional strains with new-age generation. It seamlessly brings trendy options into the nostalgic heydays of scorching rods and tradition automobiles.
Constructed by way of SIC Chops out of Cave Creek, Arizona, this lengthy and lean Mark II has a Jon Kaase 520ci V8 underneath its hood that produces over 850 horsepower. The engine makes use of an Inglese eight-stack gasoline injection and lines Kaase Boss 9 semi-hemispherical heads. The Mark II rides on a one-off chassis from the Roadster Store, entire with Corvette C6 suspension, rack & pinion steerage and a Unusual 9-inch rear finish housing 3.73 gears. Preventing energy comes from a collection of Wilwood brakes nestled at the back of one-off Colorado Customized 40-spoke wheels with machined bullet heart caps.
Even though the frame seems fairly inventory and the frame strains stay basically as they had been when contemporary from the manufacturing unit, virtually each and every panel in this Mark II has had paintings achieved. In keeping with the consignor, the frame used to be chopped 2.75 inches and the car gained a tradition firewall. Different frame changes come with fabricated flooring pans with entire rockers that journey simply above the bottom, custom-built entrance and rear bumpers and a flush-mounted twin exhaust piped in the course of the smoothed rear pan. To finish this high-end construct and provides it an additional distinctive, polished glance, the door handles had been shaved and the rain gutters had been stuffed. The frame is completed in Dupont Toner Black paint with ChromaClear.
Taking a look inside of, the enormous cabin used to be artfully upholstered to supply convenience and comfort as a contemporary retake on a antique vintage. The 8-way energy Lexus seats are embellished in Black Onyx leather-based with stainless steel accents. The sprint options Dakota Virtual gauges that permit the driving force to observe the auto’s vitals, whilst song is provided by way of a whole Kicker Q-Magnificence audio gadget. A Colorado Customized steerage wheel and an Ididit steerage column entire the loaded internal.
Including to the distinctiveness of the construct is an unverified signature at the underside of the trunk from Mae West, an American degree and picture actress, playwright, screenwriter and singer. The signature used to be found out all over the recovery and used to be preserved, even though why or the way it were given there stays a thriller.
This award-winning 1956 Lincoln Continental tradition Mark II is bound to show heads all over it is going. Sign in to bid to take this lengthy, lean system house all over the 2023 Scottsdale Public sale, January 21-29 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.