This 1964 Lincoln Continental Sedan was discovered in Springfield, Ohio with only 1,019 ORIGINAL MILES. The car was purchased in February of 2006. It was shipped to the foremost 1961 to 1969 Lincoln Continental specialist, Mr. Rich Liana of Roanoke, Virginia. The car was “brought back to life” with the highest regard to historical integrity.
The 430, V-8 engine was disassembled for cleaning and new seals. It was discovered that all parts were like new. In addition to the engine, the transmission seals were replaced at the same time. A general detailing of the engine compartment was performed. All brake and fuel lines were replaced with stainless steel type. The air conditioning system was still fully charged!
The undercarriage of the car was in perfect condition and only needed cleaning and detailing. A stainless steel exhaust system was fitted to the car - replacing the original FOMOCO style. The exterior finish was professionally polished by my good friend Mr. Kevin Landis who specializes in the complete frame off restorations of Pontiac GTO’s. The interior of the car is “Lipstick Red” and was washed with soap and water and dressed with Jax Wax leather protectant. The carpet was simply swept with a vacuum cleaner.
All in all, the paint, interior, chrome and even the tires are 100% original! The engine is a 430 cu. in., 300 h.p., big block, V-8 which is a smooth running, gentle giant. The transistorized radio and electric antenna operate perfectly. The car features “ice cold” working air conditioning and headlight dimmer. This car features the first year for the power trunk release.
This Lincoln won first place in the 1964-1965 Primary Class and a Lincoln Trophy as the Best Primary car at the 2006 Eastern National Meet of the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, which was held at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway - where the car completed a lap around the track! It received the L. Dale Schaffer Award at the Liberty Bell Meet in June of 2007 as the best senior car on the field.