1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible / 7H171016 Chassis Information

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

1947 Lincoln Continental photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: 7H171016
Sold for $71,500 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
Sold for $77,000 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
The Lincoln Continental was introduced in 1940, just prior to the onset of World War II. The Lincoln marque had weathered The Great Depression and the Continental signaled to the world that they were serious about their desires to compete in the luxury car segment. The design was modern, elegant, and slightly European with a long front bonnet that gracefully concealed a potent V12 engine. On the inside, they were lavishly appointed and with amenities being offered as standard equipment. Exteriorly, there was little trim or chrome which was done to keep the car simple, relying on the beauty of its design rather than trying to attract based on eye catching bright pieces. The rear fenders were covered with skirts over the wheels. This was stretched to match the rear trunk. Located in the rear of the vehicle was a covered spare tire. This was sort of an afterthought; as production came to a close, the designers noticed there was little room for a spare, so they covered it and incorporated it into the vehicles trunk. This would become a signature design for the Continental series.

Production of the first Continental took a short six months to complete. Most of the design and testing had been completed prior, on the Lincoln Zephyr prototype of 1939.

After World War II, production of the Lincoln Continental continued, with no changes occurring until 1948. They were available in two body-styles, a coupe or convertible.

The Lincoln Continental was replaced by the Cosmopolitan.

This 1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $90,000 - $110,000. It is powered by a 292 cubic-inch side valve twelve-cylinder engine capable of producing 130 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic actuated drum brakes. The elegant body rests comfortably on the 125 inch wheelbase.

This car has spent much of its life in California. It has been treated to a complete nut-and-bolt restoration and has been awarded Junior and Senior 1st Place awards. At auction, the car did find a new owner, though it sold for less than the estimated value. With so many exquisite cars offered for sale at the auction, the buyer of this vehicle was able to sneak away with a gem of American luxury history.

The car appeared at the RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook a few months later where its value was set at $80,000 - $100,000. The lot was sold for $77,000 including buyers premium, just under the estimated value.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$80,000-$100,000 
Sale Price :
$77,000

2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$90,000-$110,000 
Sale Price :
$71,500

2018 6
2017 4
2016 1
2015 3
2014 4
2013 3
2012 5
2011 2
2010 5
2009 4

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$36,208$60,5006
2017$18,750$27,5004
2016$49,500$49,5001
2015$30,333$42,0003
2014$35,744$50,0004
2013$37,100$48,0003
2012$40,685$57,0005
2011$28,500$43,0002
2010$33,932$50,6005
2009$25,625$36,5004

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $25,300
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: 7H 168585
Sold for $37,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Coupe
Chassis#: 7H167349
Sold for $55,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 7H161910
Sold for $60,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Chassis#: 7H160709
Sold for $20,900
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1947 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $18,150
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $19,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Chassis#: 7H159967
Sold for $13,500
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $27,500
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1947 Lincoln Continental
Chassis#: 7H162485
Sold for $15,000
  2017 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 7H167552
Sold for $49,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1947 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $42,000
  2015 Silver Auction - Coeur D'Alene
 
1947 Lincoln Club Coupe
Sold for $16,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $33,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1947 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $50,000
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $24,750
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 7H173893
Sold for $42,500
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1947 LINCOLN 4 DOOR SEDAN V12
Sold for $25,725
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 56
 
1947 Lincoln Convertible
Sold for $48,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $43,500
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Lincoln Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Lincoln Continental Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$100,000$100,000$125,000
1947 Lincoln Continental ConvertibleH144592018 Mecum : Monterey$19,500  
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$37,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible7H1599672017 Mecum : Monterey$11,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1947 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2015 Mecum : Seattle$40,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$27,500  
1947 Lincoln Continental 2012 Silver Auction Fort McDowell, Arizona$17,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2011 RM Auctions Hershey$35,000$40,000$60,000
1947 LINCOLN COUPE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$22,000$30,000$40,000
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2010 Silver Auction Puyallup$42,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2010 Silver Auction Spokane$42,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Two Door Convertible 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$47,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2D 2010 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Michigan$26,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2009 Silver Auction Portland$42,250  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2009 Silver Auction Spokane$42,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2009 Leake Auctions Tulsa 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction QuikTrip Center$37,500  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL7H1563322009 Silver Auction Coeur d'Alene$46,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL7H1563322009 Silver Auction Greater Salt Lake$43,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONVERTIBLE V12 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$33,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL7H1563322008 Silver Auction Spokane$45,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK I7H1563322008 Silver Auction Jackson Hole$50,100  
1947 Lincoln Club Coupe 2008 Mecum St. Paul, MN Auction$20,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2008 Silver Auction Spokane$54,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2008 Silver Auction Arizona in January$44,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL7H1563322007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$55,000  
1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$50,000  
1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2007 Bonhams The Jack Hogan Collection of Ford Motorcars $60,000$80,000
1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2006 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$83,000  

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