1956 Lincoln Mark II. Ford Motor Company introduced the

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1956 Lincoln Mark II. Ford Motor Company introduced the Continental in 1956 as its newest division, bringing back the concept of the Lincoln Continental which the company dropped at the end of the 1948 model year. This car was sold in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to a horse farm in Keswick, Iowa, the only one sold from that dealership during the two year production of this top-of-the-line exclusive personal luxury line. Daryl Hemken found the car in Des Moines and purchased it from a Lincoln dealer in 1964. In 1965 the Continental was driven to Michigan from Williams, Iowa with four little boys in the back and from 1970-1971 it was driven by Ann Hemken as her personal car to and from Kamrar, Iowa where she was a teacher. The car was repainted but otherwise is completely original and runs and drives as it was delivered from the factory. The Continental Mark II was the most expensive American-produced car at the time and was marketed to compete with the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. It came only as a two-door hardtop coupe using standard Lincoln drivetrain components with the remainder of the car hand assembled which probably led to its demise in 1957. The Continental Mark II had an extensive list of standard equipment. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power vent windows, and full instrumentation, including a tachometer and a low-level fuel warning. The Mark II was offered with nineteen standard exterior colors and 43 interior design schemes with five interior fabrics. The factory price for the car was $9695 which is equivalent to $96,200 in today's dollars. The interior featured Bridge of Weir vat dyed leather from the Scottish village which was well known for its exceptional quality and used in the world's most exclusive automobiles. The car used Lincolns 3'68ci Y-block V-8 and the company's 3-speed Turbo-Drive automatic. But those engines weren't just taken from the Lincoln factory production line, but were chosen, disassembled, factory-blueprinted and reassembled following a rigorous quality control and performance inspection. Even the car's vaned wheel covers weren't just regular production items, each one having individually fastened vanes. A total of 2500 Continental Mark II's were built.

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1956 Lincoln Mark II. Ford Motor Company introduced the
1956 Lincoln Mark II. Ford Motor Company introduced the
Lot number: 161
Seller: Rich Penn Auctions
Event: Hemken Auto Museum Collection
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