Lot 455- 1959 Continental Mark IV Convertible NO RESERVE

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1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible NO RESERVE

VIN# H9YC413154
Mileage Shown: 23628
Engine: 430 cu.in. V8 4 barrel 350 HP
Transmission: 3 speed Automatic

The 1959 Lincoln Continentals are flamboyant symbols of mid-20thCentury luxury excess, typical of styling trends during that era. A rival of the 1959 Cadillac, these were the longest in Lincoln history and among the largest convertibles ever made. 1959 Lincoln Continental Convertibles were style and elegance! Standard equipment includes power steering, power brakes, electric clock, 6-way power seat, power-operated window vents, and tinted windows. This milestone 1959 Lincoln Continental Convertible is a rare find, one of just 2,195 built that year and factory price was $7,056. The engineering of the convertible top on these models is interesting, the top tucks nicely into the automatically opening reverse trunk lid.
Styling featured canted headlights, sculped body sides and a power operated, reverse slant rear glass. When you pull up in one of these, you will be noticed.

This car has had a repaint in the original factory color at some time under a prior ownership. There is evidence of a couple of touch-up spots on the trunk that are easily noticed. The trim on the car is in decent condition. The bumpers have some scratches but still shine up well. The only rust perforation found was in the driver’s side rear footwell about eight inches long and two or three inches wide and can be fixed. The top power cylinders have been disconnected; currently not functional. The power window master switches are loose and coming apart, so window operation is unknown. The driver’s door glass is cracked but all other glass is good.

All the lights work. All dash gauges are present, and the heater/defrost blower fan works. The car will need a brake master cylinder, all wheel cylinders, rubber hoses and brake shoes.

We have started the engine using a remote tank and it sounds good except for the water pump is seized causing belts to squeal. All components for the A/C system seem to be present and will need attention to operate. A convertible from this era with factory A/C is opulent indeed.

The seats are in good condition (see photos). The driver’s door panel and dash pad are serviceable but will need some cosmetic repair. There a spot worn through in rear carpet on the driver’s side, and the front carpet is showing wear. The bottom loop of the horn ring is broken but the steering wheel overall is good.

The tires display well but will need to be replaced for driving. The jack, tire tool and spare are included in the trunk. The vehicle has been a part of a large private collection for over 25 years. It has been mechanically conserved, regularly serviced and on long-term display in a clean and heated environment for the past 10 years.