1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

$28,500

Year
1966
Make
Lincoln
Model
Continental
Stock
2740
Vin
6Y86G4
Miles
60,225
Engine Size
462 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE IS LOCATED IN: GLASSBORO, NJ 08028

The Lincoln Continental is a series of mid-sized and full-sized luxury cars produced by Lincoln, a division of the American automaker Ford Motor Company. The model line was introduced following the construction of a personal vehicle for Edsel Ford, who commissioned a coachbuilt 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible, developed as a vacation vehicle to attract potential Lincoln buyers. In what would give the model line its name, the exterior was given European "continental" styling elements, including a rear-mounted spare tire.

In production for over 55 years across nine different decades, Lincoln has produced ten generations of the Continental. Within the Lincoln model line, the Continental has served several roles ranging from its flagship to its base-trim sedan. From 1961 to 1976, Lincoln sold the Continental as its exclusive model line. The model line has also gone on hiatus three times. From 1949 to 1955, the nameplate was briefly retired. In 1981, the Continental was renamed the Lincoln Town Car to accommodate the 1982 seventh-generation Continental. After 2002, the Continental was retired, largely replaced by the Lincoln MKS in 2009; in 2017, the tenth-generation Continental replaced the MKS.

Fourth generation (1961–1969)

For 1966, the fourth-generation Lincoln Continental underwent a second mid-cycle redesign. To better compete against the Cadillac Coupe de Ville and the Imperial Crown Coupe, Lincoln introduced its first two-door pillarless hardtop since 1960. The convertible remained offered solely as a four-door. In an effort to increase sales of the five year-old model range, Lincoln reduced the price of the Continental nearly $600 from 1965 while keeping equipment levels identical. The marketing decision proved successful; boosted by the introduction of the two-door body style, the model range increased sales by 36%.

While following much of the 1965 restyling (distinguished largely by a new grille and the addition of "Continental" to the hood), the 1966 Lincoln Continental wore an all new body, growing 5 inches longer (implemented primarily in the rear seats to accommodate more leg room), and nearly an inch taller and wider. Curved side glass made its return (with less obvious tumblehome, to increase interior room). To offer an engine sized comparably to those in the Imperial (440 cubic inches in 1966) and Cadillac (429 cubic inches, 472 cubic inches in 1968), the 430 V8 was enlarged to 462 cubic inches.

The convertible underwent several equipment revisions for the first time, adding a glass rear window and the top mechanism added a second hydraulic pump for opening the convertible roof and the trunklid (making the two systems separate); hydraulic solenoids were deleted from the top mechanism. The interior underwent several revisions, adding a tilt steering wheel and an 8-track tape player as options.

• CLEAN TITLE
• THIS LINCOLN CONTINENTAL HAS 60,225 MILES
• V8 ENGINE
• AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• NEW BATTERY, SPARK PLUGS, WIRES
• INTERIOR APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL AND IS IN NICE SHAPE
• POWER SEATS, POWER WINDOWS
• VERY SOLID FLOOR PANS, SILLS
• SUICIDE DOORS, DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE NICELY, NO SAGGING
• LIGHTS, RADIO, ANTENNA WORK
• THE CLOTH TOP IS IN NICE SHAPE
• GARAGE KEPT
• NEEDS TLC DUE TO SITTING

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
462 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Gray
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Lincoln
Model
Continental
Miles
60,225

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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