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58k Mile 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible Project

There is just something incredibly cool about the Lincoln Continental Convertibles. The idea of taking a massive four door sedan with suicide rear doors and chopping the roof off, just seems a little insane. Without a roof there’s no where for the door pillars to go and nothing reinforcing the chassis from above, yet they somehow manage to not fold in half whenever they go over a bump! This example has been parked for the past 30 or so years and is going to need work, but it’s complete. You can find it here on eBay in Holden, Massachusetts with a BIN of $6,500 or the option to make an offer.

Moving this 5,700 pound beast around is no small task, but the 462 cui V8 should be more than enough engine to get it scooting along nicely. The seller claims that they had the engine running about 6 months ago, but it wasn’t running very well at that time. After pulling the valve cover off, they found some stuck valves, so there might be some valve train work needed. They also believe the carburetor is in need of rebuilding and the electrical grounds need to be cleaned up. The seller has another ’67 Lincoln that they were going to pull the engine out of, but never got around to it.

Just look at that interior! It’s massive, luxurious, and the suicide doors are incredibly cool. The seller states that it’s all original, but it’s going to need to be restored. That doesn’t come as a surprise given the condition of the outside, but everything is here and intact. The seller also notes that all the electronics work which is a huge plus! Restoring something like this won’t be simple and rust could put the brakes on this project, but it might just be worth restoring. What do you think?

Comments

  1. Oldcarsarecool

    One of my all-time favorites ! Love the 1961 – 67 Lincoln convertibles. This seems like a complete car that doesn’t look too bad from the pics, depending on how the floor looks.

  2. Michael Shook

    I would seriously think about checking that crankshaft driven P/S pump before buying. MAJOR major pain to work on.

  3. Royal

    When I was just 17, my friends parents dropped 3500 to buy him a 1967 Lincoln like this only it was a hardtop and let me tell you despite the double steel construction, that thing with the 462 could easily get up to 140, which we did on a few occassions and without seatbelts too! He reigned with terror locally over a period of three years until he bought his first new car, a 87 Caviler Z24 which topped out at 114 on the digital dash and did not hold up to the rigors of his lead foot needing an oil pump by the time he reached 56K.

  4. TBAU Member

    That must be the stiffest chassis in the world.
    With an overweight ( insert culture here) family of 5 on board, it would be an engineering marvel if the door jambs lined up.

  5. Steve Visek

    Strongly suggest buying it once someone else restores it.

    The ’66 and ’67 are my favorites, with a bigger, more powerful engine and, a glass rear window in the convertible, and the benefit of gradual improvements made over the preceding years including more seat room for ’64 on.

    See these videos of them restored:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cgSW6Rly7w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOOHGfdgOjA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQAMDUoDHeI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQ_klfg-94
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSi3WQj-Fk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8CS0SVqFxQ&t=13s

  6. Rod444

    This is a father’s best excuse for buying a collector.

    With air bags fully inflated she’s an awesome wedding/parade car. Dump the air and you’ve got the most badass lowrider in town.

    Momma should be happy.

  7. MrBlueOval 57

    I Love It. FoMoCo at it’s best !!! As long as it’s needing a restoration a slight change of color is in mind. I see a stunning dark teal metallic paintjob with some subtle white hand painted striping and scrollwork, add a nice two-tone tuck n’ roll teal and white interior with a white conv. top. Definitely an air-ride suspension so I can drop it in the weeds for the car shows with some 17 or 18 inch chrome Torq-Thrust II rims wrapped around a set of mayo and mustard gold striped whitewall Vogue tires.

  8. PaulG

    Bought 3 ’63’s in a package deal back in ’86; one was a convertible. It was a desert car, absolutely no rust, and ran. Top was a bit ratty, but worked. Had SO much wiring and sensors that a Ford/Lincoln engineer must have been quite proud. Little known fact: when you push the button to open the rear door, the rear window lowers slightly to clear the convertible top. It worked on mine, and I was pleasantly surprised. BTW, bought all 3 for…$1500.00

    • Miguel

      One time I helped a friend dig out some cars that were buried in the front yard of a house.

      When we were done he offered me one of the cars.

      It was between a Lincoln convertible like this one or a 1963 Chrysler Pacesetter Convertible.

      Knowing what a nightmare the Lincoln would be with the ton of unobtainable relays the car would need to function, I took the Chrysler.

      I think I made the better choice.

  9. Eddie

    I love these, but the colors on this are not good. Plus there is more rust than one spot that he says ( lower drivers side doors) Also a broken windshield. Add in the bad motor and no mentioning of if the top works (I would guess it doesn’t, otherwise why not take top down pics?).

    $6,500 seem way high.

  10. Rich Nepon

    I owned a 64 hardtop. Gifted to me for my wedding after my 64 Buick Electra 225 convertible was stolen at Smith College. I used it for my honeymoon. Loved the cruise control. Had lots of power. Chipped a tooth off the flywheel. Always landed on that spot. Crawling underneath to move the flywheel by hand got old quickly.

  11. TouringFordor

    My understanding is that the top mechanism was derived from the Ford retractable. Amazing when they work, but a nightmare when they don’t. There are only a few people around who really know how to adjust or repair them.

    • Miguel

      That is true and when the top gets stuck half way up or down, the car can’t be driven.

  12. MrBlueOval 57

    Yep, No less than 11 relays all tied into one push/pull switch. If one relay is bad the whole operation will stop in that sequence but checking the relays with a meter one at a time will normally find the bad spot right away. Replace the bad relay and you;re good to go. Adjustment on the other hand is basically trial and error but there are books out there with everything you always wanted to know about the FoMoCo retractable hardtop and soft top roofs. That’s the first order of business when purchasing one of these cars.

    • Miguel

      I guess with the internet the relays would be easier to find, but back in the ’80s, they were nowhere to be found.

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