Modern Art Monday – A Last Year Suicide Door Lincoln Continental, now for sale on eBay…

It is the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, and as such, we are running a bit light on posts for your reading pleasure, so I thought I would step in with a Modern Art Monday piece… And look what I found. This is a 1969 Lincoln Continental Sedan that has just been spruced up for a new owner. The Suicide Door Continental Sedans and Convertibles have been quite tasteful in design and execution, though to be truthful, the 1969 version was starting to drift away from the purity of the original design. So, it it elegantly tasteful, or hopelessly overwrought? Let’s get the listing details out of the way first of all…

Lincoln Continental 4 Door with Suicide Doors! Highly original with only 28,692 miles on the odometer. This car retains all of its original sheet metal and has been recently repainted in it’s original color – Medium Aqua Poly. The White leather interior and the white vinyl top have also been recently redone and both look amazing. We have gone through all the mechanicals and the car drives wonderfully. Lots of power from the original 460 that produces 365 HP and a whopping 500 pounds-feet of torque! Nice shifting C6 automatic transfers power back to the 9″ rear end. Car is tight and goes over the road nicely. We have also gone through the electrical of this car and all power features are in working order. All 4 windows function as do the power front vent windows. The power antennae goes up with the push of the button. Factory A/C functions as well. Car is so comfortable with its power leather seats. The interior is in excellent condition. The only area that may need attention are the armrests in the interior door panels – I have attached a pic. I have the original window sticker as well as the factory build sheet for this car.

The 1969 Continental Sedan was the longest Continental since the debut of the 1961 edition, growing by at least one foot over the course of the nine year run. Styling became busier as well, with the front grill raised in the center section to tie in with the newly introduced 1969 Lincoln Mark III Personal Luxury Coupe. Still, this was a very clean design compared to the overly decorated Cadillac models, but not quite as clean as the newly introduced 1969 Imperial. The interior was still clean and simple, only the instrument panel was changed from a primarily silver fascia to one covered in wood-tone, though I highly doubt it was real wood. The look both inside and outside was elegant, even with the White Vinyl Roof and White Interior. The relatively simple wheelcovers that were a staple with this generation of Continentals was cast aside for this particular car, with a very fussy set of turbine inspired wheel discs, though they are period correct. The Buy-It-Now price for this elegant machine is $17,500, which I think is a bit on the high side, but where would you find another Lincoln of this vintage so lovingly looked after? Tell me what you think of this Lincoln Continental after looking at the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”111448728375″ linktext=”1969 Lincoln Continental ” ]

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