1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

1942 Lincoln Continental photograph

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Cabriolet
Henry Leland founded Lincoln Motor Company in 1917. Leland had previously started the Cadillac Motor Car Company in 1903 from the remains of Henry Ford's second failed attempt to start an auto company (Henry's third attempt resulted in the Ford Motor Company we know today)> Leland's Lincolns were very expensive and well-built, but stodgy in design. Ford Motor acquired Lincoln in 1922 and Edsel Ford, Henry's son, used his natural design instincts to lead Lincoln to build beautiful, luxurious cars. With Ford's backing during the lingering depression, Lincoln was able to continue its focus on the luxury market.

The 1942 Lincoln Continental was in production for only a few months due to the outbreak of World War Two, which resulted in a shutdown of the U.S. auto industry. The 1942 Continental's front end design was a major design departure from the 1940-41 models.

The Continental was the brainchild of Edsel Ford and the design was executed by Ford's chief stylist, Bob Gregorie. The Continental was introduced in 1940 as an exclusive, luxurious, hand-crafted automobile for the status conscious consumer.

The early Continental was recognized by the Museum of Modern Art as one of eight automotive 'works of art' and by Time magazine as one of the top ten best-designed commercial industrial products of all time.

With only 136 Cabriolets produced in 1942, this was the lowest production of Continentals of the early 1940s era. It is estimated that as few as 10 or 12 survive today.

Weighing in at 4,065 pounds, the 1942 Lincoln was redesigned to be a larger, longer, wider car than its 1940-41 predecessors. The front end was much more massive, with more chrome and redesigned headlights.

This example was restored from the ground up from 2008-2010. Disassembled to the frame, the engine was rebuilt as were all mechanicals and electrical components of the car. All of the chrome went through a re-plating process and all the stainless parts were professionally re-polished. The correct dark blue paint was applied. The convertible top was replaced and the interior was completely redone, including the gold-plating of the dash panels.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 2
2018 4
2017 3
2016 5
2015 2
2013 1
2012 3
2011 3
2010 1
2009 5

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1942 sales)
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H133783
Sold for $55,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
1942 Lincoln Continental image  1942 Lincoln Continental image  
1942 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe
Chassis#: H133541
Sold for $47,040
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $88,000
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe
Chassis#: H 135028
Sold for $41,440
  2018 RM Auctions : Dingman Collection
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H 132054
Sold for $60,480
  2018 RM Auctions : Dingman Collection
 
1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Chassis#: 26H57137
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1942 Lincoln Continental
Chassis#: H131648
Sold for $21,450
  2017 Motostalgia Auction - Watkins Glen VGP
 
1942 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $26,400
  2017 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H133783
Sold for $86,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1942 Lincoln Continental image  1942 Lincoln Continental image  
1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Chassis#: H131648
Sold for $25,300
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1942 Lincoln Continental
Chassis#: H131648
Sold for $21,450
  2016 Motostalgia Auction - Watkins Glen VGP
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $42,900
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Sold for $25,300
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Sold for $29,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Sold for $22,000
  2015 Leake Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Sold for $15,400
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H131040
Sold for $126,500
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1942 Lincoln Continental image  1942 Lincoln Continental image  
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H129772
Sold for $42,900
  2012 RM Auctions - The Charlie Thomas Collection
 
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H133719
Sold for $52,900
  2012 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
 
1942 Lincoln Continental V-12 Coupe
Chassis#: 129794
Sold for $25,740
  2012 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1942 Lincoln Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1942 Lincoln Continental CabrioletH1337832016 Mecum : Monterey$85,000  
1942 Lincoln ContinentalH1352922016 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring$29,000  
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$32,500  
1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$28,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lincoln Continental1941 Derham Coupe
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis information for the Lincoln Continental1941 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: H112808
Engine Num: H120779
Chassis information for the Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Coachcraft Custom
Coachbuilder: Coachcraft
Chassis information for the Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Convertible
Chassis Num: 8H171796
Engine Num: CH171796


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