FORD’S LUXURY DIVISION: 1956 Lincoln Continental Custom Mark II Headed to Scottsdale

FORD’S LUXURY DIVISION: 1956 Lincoln Continental Custom Mark II Headed to Scottsdale

Prepared by Nicole Ellan James


Ford Motor Firm developed the Continental Division for the 1956 design year. This division ranked over Lincoln as the company’s flagship marque. At its start, the Continental Mark II was regarded as its possess model line and was meant to be a successor to the 1940-48 Lincoln Continental own luxurious automobile.

Presented as a 2-doorway hardtop coupe, the Mark II, known as an ultra-luxurious coupe, broke from several American styling precedents when it debuted. It was mostly hand-assembled and became the most high-priced American-created car of the time, with its value rivaling only that of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Considering that the Mark II made use of a Lincoln engine and transmission, it was promoted as a result of Lincoln, alleviating the want for a different product sales and assistance network for Ford’s Continental Division.

Though the Lincoln was thought of a do the job of art in its inventory sort, the 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II provided with No Reserve throughout the 2023 Scottsdale Auction usually takes this notion to the up coming stage with elegant customization that blends classic traces with new-age know-how. It seamlessly delivers modern-day characteristics into the nostalgic heydays of scorching rods and personalized vehicles.

Developed by SIC Chops out of Cave Creek, Arizona, this extended and lean Mark II has a Jon Kaase 520ci V8 under its hood that makes more than 850 horsepower. The motor utilizes an Inglese 8-stack fuel injection and characteristics Kaase Manager Nine semi-hemispherical heads. The Mark II rides on a one-off chassis from the Roadster Store, finish with Corvette C6 suspension, rack & pinion steering and a Bizarre 9-inch rear close housing 3.73 gears. Stopping electrical power will come from a established of Wilwood brakes nestled at the rear of one-off Colorado Custom 40-spoke wheels with machined bullet center caps.

Even though the human body appears rather inventory and the entire body traces remain generally as they ended up when fresh new from the manufacturing unit, practically every panel on this Mark II has had work completed. According to the consignor, the system was chopped 2.75 inches and the auto been given a customized firewall. Other body modifications include fabricated flooring pans with total rockers that trip just above the floor, tailor made-designed front and rear bumpers and a flush-mounted twin exhaust piped by the smoothed rear pan. To comprehensive this high-close develop and give it an additional distinctive, polished look, the doorway handles have been shaved and the rain gutters had been loaded. The human body is finished in Dupont Toner Black paint with ChromaClear.

Seeking inside, the giant cabin was artfully upholstered to present ease and comfort and luxurious as a present day retake on a vintage basic. The 8-way electricity Lexus seats are adorned in Black Onyx leather-based with stainless-metal accents. The sprint features Dakota Digital gauges that permit the driver to keep an eye on the auto&#8217s vitals, though new music is provided by a complete Kicker Q-Class audio program. A Colorado Custom steering wheel and an Ididit steering column comprehensive the loaded inside.

Incorporating to the uniqueness of the create is an unverified signature on the underside of the trunk from Mae West, an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter and singer. The signature was found during the restoration and was preserved, nevertheless why or how it obtained there continues to be a thriller.

This award-successful 1956 Lincoln Continental tailor made Mark II is absolutely sure to flip heads just about everywhere it goes. Register to bid to get this very long, lean equipment property for the duration of the 2023 Scottsdale Auction, January 21-29 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.