In the world of collector cars, there are many different “grades” assigned based on the car’s condition. Some prefer cars that are perfect in every way, while others might be looking for a vehicle that needs some work. But to us, the middle is the sweet spot, which is where we find cars like this gorgeous 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II currently for sale at Classic Car Investments.
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but this classic Lincoln Continental wears an older restoration and is what the seller describes as being in “#3 condition,” or a “driver quality” vehicle. And that’s exactly how we like them – this car looks good enough to be entered in car shows, while not being so perfect that we’d be afraid to actually drive it.
This beautiful 1957 Lincoln Continental only has 70k miles on the clock, and is said to be a solid, rust-free car. It’s also equipped with rare factory air conditioning, which is always a welcome feature. The deep red exterior and white interior certainly look fantastic, providing a timeless and tasteful contrast to an already beautifully designed car.
The classic Continental is powered by the original Lincoln 368 cubic-inch Y-block V8, which is mated to the luxury automaker’s three-speed automatic transmission. It’s loaded with amenities including power steering, power brakes, a power antenna, power windows, power seat, seat belts, an AM/FM radio, heater, and defroster.
The restoration of the car, estimated to have taken place around 15 years ago, still has it looking very nice. During that process, the chrome was redone, as was the interior, along with the paint. Age and time have taken a little bit of a toll on that work, but there’s nothing that stands out in what is otherwise a pretty amazing car that’s also been mechanically sorted.
Add it all up, and it’s hard to imagine a cooler classic that’s also quite attainable. The buyer of this beauty won’t have to pony up an insane amount of money to bring it home, nor will they have to worry about driving and enjoying it. And to us, that’s the sweet spot of the classic car market.