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1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii for sale - St. Louis, Missouri

$32,900 USD
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark Ii
  • Price$32,900 USD
  • Odometer82
  • Body Style
  • Stock #181011

FOR SALE: 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
St. Louis, Missouri

1956 Continental Mark II

One of 2,550 Mark IIs made for 1956
368 CID Y-block V-8 engine
Three-speed Turbo Drive automatic transmission and 3.07 gearing
Handsome white exterior with blue and white Bridge of Weir leather interior (code 1N6B)
Power steering, power brakes, power front seats


MotoeXotica Classic Cars presents this white on blue 1956 Continental Mark II. This Mark II, like all of them, was produced at the Allen Park Body and Assembly in Allen Park, Michigan. This example is one of only 2,550 Mark IIs made in 1956.

This is a very early Mark II, made on October 9, 1955 and was the second example made that day. This particular Mark II was originally sold by Selby Motors in Tucson, Arizona to Lloyd Ritter. Between 1975 and 1984 it was owned by Suburban Motors in West Virginia. It came with the following optional equipment – air-conditioning and bumper guards.

This Continental wears a handsome white exterior. The paint and trim, windows and lights are all in satisfactory order while the bodywork is straight and solid. There are blemishes at the front of the hood, and on the rear bumper. 

This Mark II wears Goodyear wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels wearing factory wheel covers on all four wheels.

Under the hood is Lincoln’s 368 CID Y-block V-8 backed by a Turbo-Drive three-speed automatic transmission and 3.07:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes and power front seats. 

Other standard equipment included an AM radio, whitewall tires and a heater.

Inside, the car’s blue and white Bridge of Weir leather interior (code 1N6B) is in similar satisfactory order as the exterior. The car’s seats and carpet are in decent order while the carpet is in mediocre condition. The steering wheel is in good shape, as is the instrument panel while the inner door panels are in less-than-ideal shape. The wipers are inoperable and completing the interior is a factory AM radio.

The Continental Mark II was revived in late 1955 as a separate marque, produced by a separate division of Ford Motor Company, as its sole model. This version was a unique design with the highest quality control ever seen in the automobile industry. High-class luxury abounded in the new Continental, and with very limited availability, it appeared even more exclusive than the original. This car was so exclusive, even celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley and political figures like the Shah of Iran and President Dwight D. Eisenhower had to follow Ford’s protocol to qualify for ownership. Actress Elizabeth Taylor received a Mark II from Warner Brothers as a gift; its exterior custom painted to match her eyes. 

More important, the car was the personal vehicle of choice for many Ford family members. Josephine Ford, Henry Ford’s sole granddaughter, and his three grandsons, Benson, Henry II and William Clay Ford all piloted Continental Mark IIs. The Mark II sold new for $10,400, the equivalent of a new Rolls-Royce or two Cadillacs at that time.

Ford fun factoids – 98 percent of 1956 Continentals came with power brakes; 85 percent had power seats; 86 percent had power windows; 94 percent had radios; 99 percent had heaters; and 98 percent had whitewall tires. 

Competition to the Mark II in 1956 included Bentley’s Continental, Cadillac’s Eldorado Seville, Chrysler’s New Yorker Newport two-door hardtop, Jaguar’s Mark VIII, Lincoln’s own Premiere Coupe, Mercedes-Benz’s 300d “Adenauer,” Packard’s Caribbean Hardtop and Rolls-Royce’s Silver Cloud.

Whether you’re a Ford fan, a Lincoln fan or even a 1950s collector, Continental Mark IIs make a statement that is hard to ignore. If you want a rolling foundation for a new vehicle project or if you’re up to the task of restoring this beauty to showroom new, you owe it to yourself to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and see it for yourself.

VIN: C56C2306

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 82,390 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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We are here for you at MotoeXotica Classic Cars and will ensure your online buying experience will be a pleasurable one from start to finish. We are now in our 10th year selling on Ebay with over 1,200 positive feedbacks! MotoeXotica was one of the Pioneer Classic Car dealers on Ebay and have seen a lot of dealers come and go. We have a brick and mortar 30,000 sq. ft. building on 5 acres in St. Louis, MO to serve you; we like to sell our cars the same way as we would like to purchase them, fairly and honestly. We ask for a nominal $500.00 credit card deposit and give you a 7 day grace period to inspect the car. If you find the car not to your liking we will refund your deposit with no questions asked should you get here and not like the vehicle. We all know that the financial times right now are tough. With the stock market being so volatile and investments becoming less valuable, many people are turning to the classic car market to invest their money. Putting your money into a hard asset that you can enjoy everyday is becoming a very popular option, especially now when the marketplace is lower then it’s been in many years. We invite you to put your money into a vehicle that is fun to own and brings back memories of when you were younger. We offer financing through two of the best lenders in the industry. If you visit or they are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000, and flexible terms of up to 12 years, you can get financed for as low as 6.99%. About Classic Cars: After 22 years of selling classic cars, Motoexotica has branched out as St. Louis’ Premier Classic & Exotic public car auction. Our number one goal is to provide service that is above and beyond the highest expectations for both buyers and sellers alike. In order to maintain this goal, we have joined forces with Manheim, the premier Auction House in St. Louis.

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