1961 Lincoln Continental

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Lincoln
Model:Continental
Year:1961
Type:Sedan
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Black
Mileage:139586
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Red
Engine:MEL 430
Number of Cylinders:8
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Offering: 1961 Lincoln Continental Sedan, true survivor car. Historically interesting in that this is the first year of the Lincolns with Coach (Suicide) doors and a clean body that changed the automotive design world, winning Lincoln a Design Achievement Award for that year. This year Lincoln is bringing back a limited run of only 80 Coach (Suicide) door Continentals, the first time since 1967! All original, matching numbers car. Car runs and drives well, with every upgrade option available that year to include air conditioning. Original interior and paint. Car has spent its whole life in Wyoming and Colorado until 2017 and has not been wet since 1978, always garaged since 1978, so rust is not an issue. This is not a restored concourse car there are blemishes in the paint, but great condition for an original 58 year old example.
The good: Everything works (except "The bad" see below), no rips, stains or tears to the leather or headliner. Front end control arms rebuilt. Solid timing gear and timing new timing chain installed (a known weak point in the motor). Owners manual and factory shop manual included along with maintenance records from 1964 to present.
Neither good or bad: motor has original valves so until rebuilt it will require lead additive in each tank of fuel to protect the valves.
The bad: The generator stopped working last month, I have elected not to replace it since the new owner may choose to upgrade to an alternator. The Speed Control (cruise control) appears to be all there but has not been hooked up since I have owned the car. I researched and found that the reliability of the system was questionable when new, so I decided to leave it as is, installed and non functional. The Fuel and Temperature gages are inoperative, there is a backup temporarily installed, the fix is a repair or replacement of the printed circuit board behind the gages and reconnection. The central door lock is inoperative, the fix will be repair/reconnect the vacuum lines in that system.
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Terms of sale: USD $1000 non refundable deposit within 24 hours of auction end. Balance of payment by PayPal, Cash, Wire Transfer or bank verified check only. Title will not be signed over or vehicle released until verification of funds. Car is located in Huntsville, AL. Car and is sold as is where is, no warranty is implied. Buyer will be responsible for picking up the car where it is or arranging transport, I will work with your transporter to have the car where needed for pickup. Thanks for looking

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