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1940 Lincoln Continental
1940 Lincoln Continental information
Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
Sold for $66,000 at
2007 RM Auctions
This 1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $70,000 - $85,000. The car is powered by a twelve-cylinder L-head engine with Holly downdraft two-barrel carburetors with the engine displacing 292 cubic-inches and capable of producing 120 horsepower. There is a three-speed sliding gearbox and four-wheel Bendix hydraulic internal expanding brakes.
This is one of the earlier hand-built models and sits on chassis number 81. The car was originally purchased with a radio, clock, power top, and the heater delete. This Continental Convertible has retained its original black exterior color with burgundy interior and black convertible top. It has been treated to a partial restoration that included some of its components, including a rebuilt engine brakes, fuel system, and re-wiring.
It has never been judged or shown but it is considered by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic. At auction the car was sold for a high bid of $66,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2011