In recent months, we’ve begun seeing more and more modern Lincoln Continental models hit various collector car auction sites, including a 1998 model with just 36k miles and a luxurious 2000 model year sedan with 33k miles on the clock. Now, an even lower-mile 2002 Lincoln Continental has surfaced for sale at Bring a Trailer, this time, a sublime example of that particular model that has only traveled 16k miles in the past two-plus decades.
Up until the seller acquired this Lincoln Continental last October, it lived its entire life in New Jersey, though no one has bothered to drive it much since it was originally purchased. On the flip side, that lack of use shows in every regard, with the White Pearlescent largely unmarred by flaws. This particular model is also equipped with black lower-body accents and a tan vinyl roof, too.
The same goes for the pristine Light Graphite leather interior, which features amenities and niceties such as a power adjustable driver’s seat, a multi-function steering wheel, woodgrain trim accents, automatic climate control, cruise control, an analog clock, and a Ford-Alpine AM/FM/cassette stereo coupled with a center console-mounted CD changer.
Under the hood, this Continental is powered by the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.6L V8, which was originally rated to send 275 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. In a day and age when big, comfortable American sedans simply don’t exist anymore, it’s truly a nice find – and one that should conjure up some interest at auction as a result.