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Go Back In Time With This 1962 Lincoln Continental Executive Demo: Video


Petrolicious did it again with an amazing film about a 1962 Lincoln Continental Executive Demo. Like most vehicles featured on the popular enthusiast channel, the car has a very unique backstory as it was handed down from a grandfather to his grandson. This Lincoln Continental holds a certain sentimental value like many classic cars do, and its story is told in this wonderful video.

The current owner, Rich Plavetich, grew up in Pittsburg and quickly became a car enthusiast in his grandfather’s garage. He was just two years old when his grandfather bought the car, and as he grew older he and his grandfather worked together to maintain the beautiful white Lincoln Continental featured in this film, which still runs and drives today.

The unique backstory begins with a different Lincoln Continental that Plavetich’s grandfather originally bought. The first Continental that his grandfather bought was sold as a new car, but quickly became apparent that it was a used car. After denial from the dealership, discussions began directly with Lincoln. Eventually, Plavetich’s grandfather received a replacement car, the one seen in this film, a ’62 Lincoln Continental ‘Executive Demo’.

Under the hood is a 430 cubic-inch V8 and the cars classic styling is complete with iconic suicide doors. In 1962, the Lincoln Continental was sold with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty, which was unheard of at the time.

Plavetich’s grandfather passed away in 1973, and the car was handed down to him. He began driving the car at age 16; and at just 19 years old, he landed a job at GM Design, and moved to California not too long after. Plavetich has been designing cars ever since and his passion began with his grandfather’s Continental, the car that is still with him to this day.

Enjoy the video for yourself, and go back in time with this killer classic.


Austin is an automotive enthusiast from Buffalo, NY with a passion for speed. When Austin isn't writing about the auto industry you can find him racing go-karts, competing in time attack events, or autocrossing his 2017 Toyota 86—with a manual transmission, of course!

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  1. Steve J

    One of the best looking Lincolns ever 62>68. Love to add one to my collection. Just from the factory this car should have weighed 1800kg not 2350kg. So 550kg lighter. Rear suspension should have been Coil springs (between chassis & axle) with a Watts linkage.

  2. Tom Steele

    Thank you for the story; it brought back many memories.

  3. trailhiker

    Great looking Lincoln!
    I really liked the 62′ Ford Galaxie as well. They were both just so well designed for their time!


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