1956 Continental Mark II Coupe Vehicle Profile

1956 Continental Mark II
Coupe

The Continental in 1956

Continental Mark II
Ford Motor Company's 1956 Continental MKII had two missions: to recapture the magic of the original Continental and to displace Cadillac as North America's most sought-after luxury car (even at a financial loss). In an era of excess, chrome trim was used sparingly, and no two-tone paint jobs were available. The fuel filler cap was concealed behind the left taillight, a la Cadillac. Extensive preparation and car went into body finishing, as panels were painted and hand-sanded several times, then two coats of lacquer were applied. Chrome plating was used extensively, not for appearance, but to protect such areas as the door end panels and doorjambs.Continental Mark II
Even though it said to be the most expensive production car of its time, about 1,300 Continentals were sold during the last quarter of 1955, many to celebrities such as politician Barry Goldwater, actor Frank Sinatra and the Shah of Iran. But after strong initial sales, the popularity of this Continental began to dwindle. Only about another 1,300 were built during all of 1956, and only 450 in 1957, when production ceased.

Continental Mark II
In spite of its lack of market success, the Continental MK II is a beautiful example of classic elegance married to modern engineering. It was a valiant attempt to recapture the spirit of the great cars of the '30s, but unfortunately for Ford, that era had passed.


Continental Mark II
This Car
This stunning black MK II has the easily recognizable understated egg-crate grille, and the long-hood/short-deck motif of cars of the era. Horizontal fender lines sweep back to a point just ahead of the rear wheels, and then kick up slightly before continuing to the taillights. Lincoln's new-for-1956 6-liter V-8 is fitted to the standard equipment 3-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

Continental Mark II
The Continental is quietly elegant inside. When the leather upholstery was ordered, it was from Bridge of Weir in Scotland; and the brushed-finished instrument panel holds four round gauges of equal size, including a tachometer.

Source - Gooding & Company


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
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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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