1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental Convertible Vehicle Profile

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental photograph

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental photograph

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental photograph

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental photograph

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental
Convertible
When Ford Motor Co. president Edsel Ford wanted a special personal vehicle, he commissioned chief stylist Eugene T. 'Bob' Gregorie to create a custom design for his March, 1939 vacation. Gregorie sketched an elegant Zephyr-based convertible with a long hood and front fenders, a short trunk and what would become a Continental trademark, a covered spare tire between the trunk and rear bumper.

One reason for the long front end was its180 horsepower 305 cubic-inch V12 engine. The result was essentially a channeled, sectioned, no-running-board Zephyr that looked long, low and clean vs. other American cars of the time. Edsel had it delivered to Florida for his vacation, and the reaction among his wealthy friends was so strong that he figured Ford could sell a thousand a year. So he had Lincoln craftsmen hand build a couple dozen Continental Cabriolet convertibles, plus a few hardtops, in 1939 followed by 400 in 1940 (all considered 1930 models).

Continental production continued through 1941 and into 1942 (the 1942s got a revised grill and squared-off fenders for a somewhat boxier look) before Detroit's factories were converted to war support, then resumed (with a new grille and updated trim) in 1946 and ran through 1948. The 1948 Lincolns were the last /12-powered cars from a major U.S. maker, and '39-'48 Continentals are Classic Car Club of America 'Full Classics.' This Cabriolet -- one of 452 built for model year 1948 -- was bought by the current owner in 1996 and fully restored in 1997.


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2019 14
2018 13
2017 7
2016 7
2015 13
2014 13
2013 9
2012 7
2011 9
2010 10

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $22,000
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1948 Lincoln Continental
Chassis#: 8H181029
Sold for $19,800
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: V1113591
Sold for $22,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $41,800
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1948 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $9,900
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $19,250
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $24,750
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1948 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $8,800
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Chassis#: J8H181263
Sold for $22,000
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1948 Lincoln Zephyr Cabriolet
Chassis#: 876H761099
Sold for $20,160
  2019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $28,600
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: 7H157218
Sold for $37,096
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $21,450
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Custom
Sold for $29,700
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Sold for $36,300
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Resto Mod
Sold for $25,850
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1948 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $27,500
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Chassis#: 8H175135
Sold for $126,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1948 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe
Chassis#: 8H181029
Sold for $24,750
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Lincoln Mark I Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Lincoln Continental Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$25,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$13,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$32,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$70,000$125,000$150,000
1948 Lincoln Continental 2018 Mecum : Portland$25,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental 2018 Leake Tulsa$30,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental 2018 Leake Tulsa$33,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet876H7610992018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $40,000$60,000
1948 Lincoln Continental 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$28,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2 Door Convertible8H1810942017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible8H1774612016 Mecum : Monterey$30,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$40,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$47,000  
1948 LINCOLN CABRIOLET 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$31,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2015 Auctions America California$40,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe 2015 Mecum : Denver   
1948 Lincoln Continental Custom Cabriolet 2015 Auctions America Auburn Spring$22,500  
1948 Lincoln Continental 2015 Mecum : Houston   
1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2015 McCormick's Palm Springs # 58$27,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet8H-1820242014 RM Auctions Hershey$52,500$50,000$75,000
1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE8H1813462014 Mecum Monterey$65,000$80,000$100,000
1948 LINCOLN ZEPHYR CABRIOLET8H1743922014 Mecum Monterey$45,000$60,000$75,000
1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2014 Auctions America : California$27,500  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 292 CI, 3-Speed 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$36,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$22,000  
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$25,000  

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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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