Blue and white leather
1956 Continental Mark IIOne of 2,550 Mark IIs made for 1956368 CID Y-block V-8 engineThree-speed Turbo Drive automatic transmission and 3.07 gearingHandsome 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: C56C2306This 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!!!Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.
About This Dealership:
MotoExotica.com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1987 selling high end, special interest, pre-owned and exotic vehicles. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE, Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
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 itâ€™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.
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealer auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.