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Lincoln Continental, Convertible
#47 of 66 Re: Lincoln Convertibles [douglasr]
Jul 13, 2009 (3:17 am)
I find your comments very insightful. I am presently sourcing a nice example to keep. Which year would you recommend for a Sunday car? I live near the tropics and the local climate would discourage having it as a daily car. It would probably get fried. They are awesome cars and I hope I can make a proper decision to keep one for a long long time.
Appreciate your insights.
#48 of 66 Which is the best year for a newcomer?
Jul 13, 2009 (3:27 am)
I am presently sourcing a nice example to keep but my limitation is I have few resources to maintain these cars where I live. So reliability is very important. While I know this seldom goes with classic cars but I have been hearing great things about the Lincolns of this era. Appreciate any comments and tips to point me in the right direction. Please include the good, bad and the ugly so I can be armed with a realistic mindset to pursue the 'perfect one'. Thank you in advance for your input.
#49 of 66 Re: Which is the best year for a newcomer? [promethee]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 13, 2009 (6:46 am)
You might want to join the Lincoln Continental Owners Club:
I'd certainly consult them on everything except value estimates.
#50 of 66 i saw one on a flatbed yesterday...
Jul 13, 2009 (2:35 pm)
the rear lights were in the bumper, so i think it was a mid sixties model.
couldn't get too close due to traffic.
#51 of 66 Lincoln Convertibles of the 1960's
Jul 14, 2009 (10:54 am)
Well. It's nice to see a thread I started seven years ago (Yikes! That was one wife ago!) has been resurrected. Does such staying power make me perceptively far-sighted, or just old? Fellas, that's a rhetorical question - no answer necessary. Any-who, that was back in the days when this forum was pretty active . . . . . . I miss those days.
The LCOC is a great reference source. The folks there know these cars backwards and forwards. If you have a technical question, they'll be able to answer it. Still, speaking as a non-Lincoln owner (at least, not yet!), I would say there are more than a few in the LCOC who would challenge Shifty's opinion as to their knowledge of market value regarding these cars. I know an owner/seller is usually the last to catch up to the market, so I'm not necessarily disputing his call. But, it's a good thing he stated that view "in here" and not on the LCOC site. Unless, of course, the laws of chemistry and physics have been suspended and pouring gasoline onto a small fire no longer produces heat.
#52 of 66 Re: Lincoln Convertibles of the 1960's [parm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 14, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I always base arguments about value with evidence. If they can produce evidence and not opinion, I'm ready to change my mind. But if a club member insists a car is worth X dollars because that's what he put into it, or because he "heard" of someone "asking" this much, or "heard" of someone getting "that much, that's not "market value" that's just a rumor, a wish and a prayer.
club members are not disinterested parties, and that's why they aren't good appraisers. They're great for restoration advice, however, and certainly know more than I do on THAT subject.
#53 of 66 65 convertible-broken top
Dec 14, 2009 (4:28 pm)
I'm hoping someone can help me. Kids were playing with the roof and smoke came up from under trunk, passenger side. Trunk moves up about 2." It sounds like another motor is suppose to engage. That motor is not engaging. Pretty sure it's not that motor; rather it's the switch or mechanism that allows that motor to engage.
Has anyone had this problem?
#54 of 66 Re: 65 convertible-broken top [fbach7]
Dec 22, 2009 (3:37 pm)
Lincoln & Continental Owners Club
Click on the link above and then click on Bulletin Board and then click on The Lincoln Forum Net. There, you'll find a wealth of knowledge from Lincoln owners. If they can't answer your question, nobody can.
#55 of 66 1962 triple white convert
Feb 15, 2010 (8:52 pm)
I gotta admit, I'm pretty smitten with this one 1962 Lincoln convert. It was recently on ebay and the $20,300 high bid didn't meet the seller's reserve. Yeah, the engine is far from sanitary, but that can be rectified. Too bad there aren't any views of the under-carriage. Two messages I sent the seller while the auction was in progress went unanswered.
What should this car sell for???
#56 of 66 Re: 1962 triple white convert [parm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 16, 2010 (7:47 am)
The bid was absolutely market correct, right on the money, IMO. The car looks like a high #4, low #3, probably a repaint of a tired old car underneath. The underside will look like the engine; the interior is pretty nice but we can see lots of scratches in the trim, dry old floor mats, etc. Car is obviously a repaint and not that good of one.
So yeah, $20K is all the money. Once again, eBay bidders know what they're doing in this case at least.
It's a "driver" at best, and would need a complete tear down to make it any nicer.