1956 Continental Mark II Coupe Vehicle Profile

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

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Coupe
The first Lincoln was built by the Leland brothers but by 1922 the Ford Motor Company had taken over, with Edsel Ford at the helm looking to produce stylish new vehicles. He sought out the finest coachbuilders of the era and by 1930 Lincoln had established itself as a luxury brand. European designs influenced Edsel's vision for his Lincolns, and the result was a sleek and modern luxury car. One of the pinnacles of his endeavors was the 1939 Continental, which exuded the elegance and sophistication he so desperately sought.

The 1956 Mark II effort was led by William Clay Ford. His charter was to improve Lincoln's luxury cachet. The Mark II made its long-anticipated debut at the 1955 Paris Auto Show. Enthusiastic reviews called it a timeless exercise in automobile styling and each of the Ford brothers (Benson, Henry Ford II, and William Clay Ford) were quick to order one. Benson's was retrofitted with a 430 cubic-inch 350 horsepower V8. It was resplendent with chromed accessories that gave it very noticeable and desirable appearance. Lincoln boss William Clay Ford had his custom built, and then updated again in 1968-69 with a 460 cubic-inch big block, C6 transmission, and disc brakes. Henry Ford II, unlike his brothers, did not feel the need for more power as the car was intended for his wife. Instead, his custom touches included a simulated landau top of black canvas and a high quality broadcloth interior.

The Mark II was expensive, more than a Rolls-Royce in fact. This contributed to an early demise for a car that some still view as the most elegant Lincoln of all time.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 8
2018 13
2017 20
2016 14
2015 22
2014 3
2013 11
2012 15
2011 10
2010 9

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$74,274$154,0008
2018$41,208$102,30013
2017$46,385$192,50020
2016$75,949$330,00014
2015$53,720$247,50022
2014$38,317$48,0003
2013$43,111$112,50011
2012$40,131$88,00015
2011$40,136$85,00010
2010$40,509$62,7009

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Continental Mark II Custom by Moore Brothers Classics
Chassis#: C56C2238
Sold for $154,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56B2222
Sold for $67,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 Continental Mark II image  1956 Continental Mark II image  
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56C2303
Sold for $100,800
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56S3913
Sold for $58,240
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56E2918
Sold for $93,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Sold for $71,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $15,950
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $20,350
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $22,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $19,250
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $33,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56E2949
Sold for $44,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56C2422
Sold for $12,100
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C5601627
Sold for $102,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 Lincoln Mark II Continental
Sold for $38,500
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for $30,800
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C5691152
Sold for $33,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56A1718
Sold for $40,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56S3913
Sold for $95,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Continental Mark II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II 2019 McCormick's # 66$22,000  
1956 Continental Mark II CoupeC56P35572019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona $110,000$130,000
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$32,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$20,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1956 Continental Mark IIC56E28972018 RM Sothebys : Hershey $75,000$100,000
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Dallas$17,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Louisville$38,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Hershey$40,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Hershey$37,000  
1956 Continental MkII 2018 Mecum : Portland$55,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$35,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2018 Mecum : Houston$42,000  
1956 LINCOLN MARK II 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$25,000  
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II CoupeC56132622017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $100,000$150,000
1956 Continental Mark IIC56P35572017 Mecum : Monterey$90,000  
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$50,000  
1956 LINCOLN MARK II 2016 McCormick's # 61$23,000  
1956 Lincoln Mark II 2016 Silver Auction Reno$20,000  
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark IIC56E29042016 Dragone Auction Greenwich Weekend Auction $20,000$25,000
1956 LINCOLN MARK II 2016 McCormick's Palm Springs # 60$29,000  
1956 LINCOLN MARK II 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$29,000  
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2015 Mecum Dallas$50,000  
1956 Continental Mark II Resto ModC56C22382015 Mecum : Monterey$200,000$250,000$300,000
1956 Lincoln Mark II Custom 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$40,000  
1956 Continental Mark II Resto Mod 2015 Mecum : Seattle$200,000  
1956 Continental Mark II 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$37,500$50,000$75,000
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$75,000$125,000$175,000
1956 Continental Mark II 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis $50,000$75,000

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