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Classy 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II Looks Like The Ideal Weekend Cruiser

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

We’ll have more cool classics like this very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Continental news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Why can’t Lincoln build something like this today, follow your past for dreams of the future. A beautiful Continental Mark 9!coupe with suicide doors and RWD

      • One could purchase Mercurys at Lincoln dealerships, but that didn’t make them Lincolns. Sam is correct. The car is a Continental, a separate make from Lincoln. If you look closely, there is no Lincoln name anywhere on the vehicle. I have read many articles about the history of the car, and they have all said the FoMoCo actually set up a separate division from Lincoln. Once the car ended production, Ford mothballed the “Continental” name, for a few years, but then applied it to the now-classic 1961 Lincoln, and later revived the “Mark” designation on the 1969 personal-luxury coupe series that was a sister car to the Thunderbird.

        Chrysler did the same thing with the Imperial. Originally, back in the late ’20s and through to the early ’50s, the “Imperial” nameplate was used on the top-end Chrysler model, Sometime in the early 1950s, in order to compete with Cadillac and Lincoln, Chrysler Corp. put the “Imperial” nameplate on a totally separate line of vehicles, apart form the “Chrysler” branded vehicles. The Imperial division of Chrysler Corp lived into the mid-1970s, at which time it was folded, due to weak sales, compared to Cadillac and Lincoln, and the “Imperial” once again became the top ultra-luxury model in the Chrysler-Plymouth division, a few years later, as a short lived, personal-luxury coupe, based on the then-popular K-cars of the Lee Iacocca era, intended to compete with the Cadillac Eldorado and the Lincoln Mark III and IV.

  2. I saw my first Mk II at the Ford Rotunda in Dearborn in 1956 while on a Boy Scout trip. And I fell in love. What a magnificent automobile.

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