Thanks, Sec Def: ’64 Lincoln Continental
Robert McNamara is best known for his role in the Viet Nam War and as the longest serving Secretary of Defense in our country’s history. But he is also known for playing a pivotal role in saving post-war Ford Motor Company. He briefly held the position of president before leaving Ford for government service. Okay, what does this have to do with anything? Well, grasshopper, the original design of what we now know as the Lincoln Continental of 1961 was to be the replacement for the Thunderbird. It was McNamara who moved it over to the Lincoln Division. Today we hear lots about the Lincoln Motor Car Company as a way to try and revive the brand, but we aren’t convinced the MKZ has the chops the slab-sided Continental had back then. We are featuring a 4th generation Continental designed entirely by Elwood Engle. That is significant because designers aren’t usually responsible for an entire project. Relying totally on Engle produced a timeless design with beautiful cohesive details throughout. Today’s feature Lincoln is in a color combination that we don’t see often. Okay, we don’t follow the Continental market that closely, but we think it is a very special example. Provenance is important in collectible cars so knowing that this Continental has had only 2 owners – one for 30 years and another for 20 years – is important. The seller provides a detailed evaluation and it sounds impressive. It had one re-spray in the original color and the interior has been refreshed in the original color in vinyl. All systems work including the complex convertible top mechanism. To be fully enjoyable, new tires are required and can be provided by the seller. You need to have a huge amount of self-confidence to drive this wonderful car. It will attract attention wherever it goes. This is an eBay Auction and you can learn more by CLICKING HERE.