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1942 Lincoln Continental
Frank Lloyd Wright stated “The Lincoln
Continental is the most beautiful car
ever
built.” This car is a true classic
designated by the Classic Car Club of
America. The VIN is recorded at the
Henry
Ford Museum in Dearborn MI. This
particular
vehicle was the 187th of 200 produced.
The 1942 Lincoln Continental coupe, a
super
rare car with only 200 coupes being
built
before WW II prematurely ended
production,
features a Flathead V-12 engine with 3-
speed
manual transmission. This car is a
beautiful
restoration with Victoria Coach maroon
by
Lincoln, with maroon cloth interior,
accented
by the correct factory gold interior
trim.
The 1942 Continentals are the rarest of
all
Continentals and represents a
transition from
the 1940-41 models to the boxier '46-48
models. Yet this style carries over the
simpler more elegant straight bar
grille trim
and enjoys 1942 state of the art
technology
with pneumatic powered windows and
antenna.
This car underwent a full frame-up
restoration with an engine rebuild.
The car
runs great with mostly original parts
with
exception of electrical fuel pump which
was
added for reliability. Previous 1st
place
winner of local AACA meet. All new BF
Goodrich Silvertown 7.00-15 LD 4 ply
tires
with 4" white walls installed in April
2017.