1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
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1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
- Quality Restoration
- 430ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Platinum Over Blue Interior
- Everything works, including power top
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"The 1965 Lincoln Continental—The Last Great American Luxury Car” –curbsideclassic.com, February 2017
The Lincoln Continental review above (by all means, search it out on the internet for the entire Continental story) continued: “What defines a true luxury car? A genuine luxury item is recognized as such because it has sufficient exclusivity, style, quality and prestige to set its owner apart from the masses. What's more, it must have presence-–the ability to at once command attention and instantly make others aware of the fact that this is something truly out of the ordinary. (The) Lincoln Continental was the last American luxury car that did just that.”
And you know what? More than a half-century later, it still does.
Offered here is proof of that statement in the form of a 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible in platinum (with a perfect hint of blue) metallic-over-light-blue leather. Its convertible fabric top is ivory. Showing just under 100,000 miles, this classic bit of the Sixties has traveled under 2,000 miles per-year on average, and was thoroughly re-commissioned in 2010, including a professional repaint and complete re-upholstering. The results speak for themselves.
The exterior paint is in excellent condition with near-perfect gloss across the impressive expanse of the body's generous proportions, and only a few minor signs of wear. If “making an entrance” was an owner's desire, this Lincoln delivered... and still does. The bespoke “suicide doors” with their perfectly symmetrical handles still generate oohs and ahhs today. The fabric convertible top is free of damage. Full-wheel covers bearing the Lincoln logo and thin-stripe whitewalls are mounted. Cabin glass and lighting lenses—including on the stunning taillights—is in excellent condition. The extensive, but tasteful, chrome trim retains its shine. The front grille with its quad headlights is unmistakably Lincoln, so much so that the brand only recently attempted to bring the design back to its SUVs. On the hood, the stand-up Lincoln logo is automotive artwork.
Inside, the design statement was very much influenced by the European aesthetic. Pleated leather on the seating surfaces is mirrored on the door trim. Chrome and brushed metal grace trim and switchgear throughout, but always in a tasteful fashion. The gauge cluster and overall dashboard design is pure Continental. Slide-lever controls for the factory air conditioning, the original radio (with an added current audio head unit under the dash), and gentle cabin lighting, all captured true luxury in the day. The two-color steering wheel with Continental logo and the chrome automatic-transmission shifter must've regularly put a smile on the driver's face.
Underneath the hood, the massive 430 cubic-inch V8 dominates the view. The engine bay is clean and well-ordered. All components are properly mounted. Seen from below, the car's chassis is in excellent condition overall. Full dual exhaust pipes run the length of the car. There is no sign of damage.
The more than 125 high-definition photographs and the accompanying link to a short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site accurately present the condition of this historic luxury automobile. That said, a car of this caliber deserves an in-person inspection by any prospective purchaser. You are most welcome to visit our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom for that purpose. We ask only that you get in touch in advance for an appointment so that we can devote our attention to giving you a complete tour of this Lincoln Convertible. Our showroom is not open to the public.
The curbside-classic review summarized: “With the 1961-1965 Continental, Ford created an icon, one as instantly recognizable as any Mercedes or Rolls Royce–and without even copying them! It was an all-American original and timelessly classic design.” Indeed.