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1956 Continental Mark II Convertible Convertible Vehicle Profile

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible photograph

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The introduction of the Continental Mark II marked the return of a timeless classic originally designed by E.T. 'Bob' Gregorie and Edsel Ford in 1940. With its elegant design and understated beauty, the Mark II reminded the world of just how beautiful an American production automobile could be.

Like its predecessors, the Mark II was an instant classic. Unlike the flashy American style of the time, there was no need for the Mark II to be flamboyant. It did not use chrome or sharp styling cues. Instead, it had a long hood, short deck, and near perfect proportions.

Continentals were loaded with convenience features. These luxurious rolling works of art came with a hefty price tag - nearly $10,000 - equivalent to that of a Rolls-Royce.

This Continental Mark II convertible is the first of three made for the Ford Motor Company. Only two convertibles are known to exist today.
All Mark II convertibles started off as a Stock Sports Coupe, as they were called by the Continental Factory. They were then sent to a custom shop and converted to convertibles.

The Continental engines were blueprinted and run on a dyno before being installed in the cars. It's a 369 cubic-inch engine with 4-barrel carb, rated at 285 horsepower. The car weighs about 5,300 pounds.

The 56 Mark II is the first of Ford's products with ladder frame construction. This allowed for foot wells, which meant they could produce cars which were built much lower to the road.

A stock Mark II was $10,000 in 1956. Derham and Hess & Eisenhardt both estimated a convertible conversion to cost $18,000 to custom build. That's why there were so few Mark II convertibles.

In 1956 two brand new Mark II coupes were damaged in transit from Detroit to Chicago. Both cars had damaged roofs. Ford's Chicago district had these Mark II's made into convertibles by Hess & Eisenhardt, of Cincinnati, OH, a company that had a long standing relationship with Ford marketing.

The Continental Mark II was introduced in October, 1955 at the Paris Auto Show. It was offered in only one body style, a two door hardtop coupe and was a virtually hand assembled car with a price tag of $10,000. The Mark II was powered by a factory blueprinted (the parts being hand selected) Lincoln V8 engine with 368 cubic-inches. Every luxury feature known in 1956 was available on this car and all were standard except air conditioning which was a factory option and the electric eye dimmer.



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1956 Continental Mark II Convertible Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Continental Mark II Convertible Conversion
Chassis#: C56B1931
Sold for USD$63,800
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1956 Continental Mark II Convertible
Sold for USD$93,500
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: C5691231
Sold for USD$71,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II CUSTOM TOPLESS ROADSTER
Chassis#: C5613309
Sold for USD$39,050
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: C56D2830
Sold for USD$39,600
  2014 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Sold for USD$42,000
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 56
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56E2943
Sold for USD$50,400
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 368/300 HP, Automatic
Sold for USD$62,000
  2013 Mecum - Kansas City
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for USD$40,700
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - The Burt Collection
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for USD$18,500
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Dallas 2013
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II Convertible
Sold for USD$82,500
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Continental Mark II Convertible's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$45,000  
1956 LINCOLN MARK II 2014 Mecum Houston$37,500  
1956 Lincoln Mark II 2013 Mecum Auction Chicago$28,000  

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