1957 Lincoln Continental
Car for sale by RM Sotheby's in Auburn, Indiana 46706
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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1957 Lincoln Continental
$50,000 - $60,000
- Offered from The Shrine of the Holy Grille
- The last hand-built American production car, in what later became the Edsel factory
- Most expensive American automobile of its decade, with a list price over $10,000
- One of only 1,769 made
- Older restoration in original colors, Black with Deep Grey and White leather interior
- Desirable factory air conditioning
- 31,000 miles, believed actual, recorded at the time of cataloguing
The Shrine of the Holy Grille is devoted almost entirely to the history of two Ford Motor Company lines, the Lincoln Continental and the Edsel. It is especially fitting that Jim Popp s collection includes a Continental Mark II, as this limited-production, hand-built, extraordinary expensive vehicle, intended to be the finest in the world regardless of cost, was constructed in a purpose-built Louisville factory. This factory would later be repurposed for the production of many Edsels.
The Shrine s Mark II, one of just 1,769 made, is equipped with factory air conditioning, one of the very few available options, and was delivered new to Harriet W. Rumely of Wilton, Connecticut, by Eastman Greenwich Motors of Greenwich. It has been part of Mr. Popp s collection since 1994 and is a well-preserved older restoration, in the unusual and beautiful original color scheme of Black with Deep Grey and White Scottish leather interior. Showing 31,000 actual miles at the time of cataloguing, believed to be actual mileage, it is a handsome example of a rare and significant model.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AF18.
1957 Lincoln Continental Specifications
Classic Car ID101018797
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
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