1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible

This 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible has undergone a stunning restoration. The black paint and white leather interior of this luxury automobile exudes class.

Originally built in Wixom, MI and fitted with a 462 cubic inch big block V8 with 4 barrel carburetor and a Turbodrive automatic transmission. It has just undergone an extensive, no expense spared, six year restoration using NOS or rebuilt parts to maintain the originality.

1966 Lincoln Continental Suicide Doors

Suicide Doors revealing the beautiful white 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

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)

Recommended Reading

Lincoln Continental 1961-1969 Performance Portfolio Book

Lincoln Continental 1961-1969 Performance Portfolio by R.M. Clarke

The new Continental for 1961 was a massive success resulting in the styling remaining the same for the rest of the sixties. This book is full of contemporary road tests, tech data, driver reports and long term tests etc.

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