1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

This 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible is mostly original. The Rose Mist Metallic paint and red leather interior of this luxury automobile exudes class.

Originally built in Wixom, MI and fitted with a 462 cubic inch big block V8. It has had the same owner for the last 30 years, was bought from the original owner's family and retains most of its originality.

1966 Lincoln Continental Suicide Doors

Suicide Doors revealing the beautiful red leather interior

Continentals (1961 to 1969) were well known for their suicide doors (the rear doors were hinged at the rear). Interestingly this feature was also carried through to the convertibles with Lincoln being the only American manufacturer producing 4-door convertibles.

1966 was also the first year Lincoln made a two-door hardtop available since the forth generation cars were introduced in 1961.

1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible side view

Side view

Under the hood sits the original (although rebuilt) 462 cubic inch V8 with 4-barrel carburetor outputting 340 horsepower. This is paired with a Turbo Drive automatic transmission - both standard in the '66 Continental.

1966 Lincoln 462 engine

462 cubic inch V8

Continentals had an impressive array of standard equipment including powered windows, brakes, steering, front seat and power top for the convertible. The list also included automatic transmission, emergency flashers, padded instrument panel and sun visors, back-up lights, side view mirror, front and rear seat belts and power front disc brakes.

Some available Lincoln options in 1966

Option

Price

Air conditioning

$504.60

Individually adjustable front seats

$281.40

AM/FM push-button radio

$84.70

Tilt steering wheel

$60

Automatic headlight dimmer

$45.60

Automatic speed control

$96.80

Lincoln produced 3,180 four-door Continental Convertibles for the 1966 model year at a base price of $6,383.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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