1956 Continental Mark II Coupe / C56E2989 Chassis Information

1956 Continental Mark II
Coupe
Chassis #: C56E2989
Sold for $112,500 at 2013 Russo and Steele - Monterey.
Sold for $247,500 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
The Continental Mark II of the 1950s was elegant, bold, and a departure from what the American market was accustomed to from a luxury car. It had Space Age-inspired styling elements, chrome, two-tone paint schemes, and elegant proportions. In the back was a trunk lid molded to the shape of the spare tire hidden underneath. In the front was a 368 cubic-inch V8 engine offering 300 horsepower and mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.

Before the Continental had been publicly released, 1,300 examples had been sold, with another 1,300 sold during its inaugural production year. In 1957, only 450 were produced, bringing the total to 3,000 examples.

This particular example has been treated to a complete, professional, award-winning restoration. It is finished in rare Dark Red exterior with a two-tone maroon and white leather upholstery. The dashboard has four-dial gold-trimmed instrumentation. The car is equipped with power brakes, power steering, a power seat, a radio, a heater, and whitewall tires.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015


2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price :
$247,500

2013 Russo and Steele - Monterey

Sale Price :
$112,500

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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56J3345
Sold for $47,850
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Sold for $22,000
  2019 Mecum : Louisville
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Sold for $29,700
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
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
 

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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