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1956 Continental Mark II Coupe / C56C2466 Vehicle Information

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

1956 Continental Mark II photograph

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Sold for $49,500 at 2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
After an 8 year hiatus, the much awaited replacement of the original classic Continental, was hailed as a design success at introduction in 1956. By this time Ford had created a separate Continental Division to better address their luxury car aspirations. Deviating from the chrome laden, design excesses of the time, the Mark II received rave reviews for its uncluttered, pure design. Considered European influenced by many, original equipment included a tachometer. There were several safety features like deep dish steering wheel, optional padded dash and sun visors and front and rear seatbelts, along with Jet-age style separate right and left heater controls. Despite the whopping $10,000 price (one could easily buy a house, a Rolls-Royce or two Cadillac's for less) Ford is said to have lost over $1000 on each car. Each of the 3000 or so produced in the course of the two year production run, came inside a fleece lined bag within it's own wooden crate. The car is largely hand assembled with a great deal of lead work in each body. Although the engine is the 358 cubic-inch 'Y' block as used in the production Lincoln cars, each was hand assembled from parts meeting rigid specifications and specially balanced. Each completed chassis was given a 30 mile test drive before final completion and sign-off. A convertible version was developed for the Mark II, but when it became evident that costs would never be recouped, this mechanism was adapted to the late 1950's Ford retractable, 50s and 60s T-Birds and 60's Lincoln Continental convertibles.

The price and exclusivity attracted celebrities, business leaders and politicians who chiefly bought these cars. Frank Sinatra, Spike Jones, Louie Prima, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Elvis Presley and local favorite, Doris Day, were notable owners. Despite the loss of each car, Ford felt that some of the goals of the project had been successful. The image created a very positive influence for Ford's position in the competitive world of luxury autos. The best validation came as the mark II served as a stimulus for GM to develop the even pricier Eldorado Brougham. The hand assembly and array of custom choices in finish makes this the last bespoke car for any major US automaker.

This example was acquired from the original owner's widow in Riverside California by Richard and Carolyn Gray in 1989. Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Judkins purchased the car new from the Lincoln Mercury dealer in Lodi, California on January 3rd 1956, making it a fairly early car. Dr. Judkins was a well known Radiologist who invented the special catheters used to perform coronary angiograms and to place coronary stents. This fact was not lost on Dr. Gray, a Cardiologist living in Los Angeles at the time.

The car is largely original, but deterioration of a non original shade of green applied in 1962 necessitated a repaint in the original light green. Actually the data plate indicates black exterior, but disassembly reveals no track of black whatsoever, suggesting an error in the data plate. With the exception of the bumpers, all of the chrome and stainless is original, the interior and the running gear are all original although there has been an engine-out detailing under the hood and door weather striping was replaced only because of the repaint.



2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $49,500

1956 Continental Mark II Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$45,650
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56E2917
Sold for USD$26,000
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C567985
Sold for USD$132,000
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1956 Continental Mark II image  1956 Continental Mark II image  
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: D56E2990
Sold for USD$66,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads May
 
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
Sold for USD$24,200
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Sold for USD$36,300
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$154,000
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56C2427
Sold for USD$45,100
  2021 Gooding & Co : May : Geared Online
 
1956 Continental Mark II s
Chassis#: C5691256
Sold for USD$59,360
  2021 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$50,600
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$39,600
  2020 Mecum : Houston
 
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$38,500
  2020 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56D2801
Sold for USD$25,300
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C56G3128
Sold for USD$17,600
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II
Chassis#: C5601398
Sold for USD$49,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56C2315
Sold for USD$89,600
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56F3054
Sold for USD$64,400
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1956 Continental Mark II image  1956 Continental Mark II image  
1956 Continental Mark II
Chassis#: C56C2305
Sold for USD$47,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Continental MKII
Chassis#: C56D2845
Sold for USD$33,600
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Continental MkII
Sold for USD$23,100
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Continental Mark II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Lincoln Continental MkIIC56912872021 Mecum : Monterey$27,000  
1956 Continental MkII 2021 Mecum : Tulsa$42,000  
1956 Continental MkII 2020 Mecum : Kansas City$25,000  
1956 Continental MkII 2020 Mecum : Indy$55,000  
1956 Lincoln Mark II 2020 Mecum : Glendale   
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 Lincoln Continental Mark II 2018 GAA : November 2018$23,000  
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  

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Continental Mark II Vehicle Profiles
Convertible
Continental Mark II Convertible

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Continental Mark II Convertible

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

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Continental Mark II Coupe

Coachbuilder: Derham
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56 01637
Model Year: 1956
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Coupe
Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C5602845
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C567985
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56A1762
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56A1771
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56B2222
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56C2255
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56C2466
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56E2989
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56F3054
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56G3181
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56I 3278
Model Year: 1956
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Continental Mark II Coupe

Chassis Num: C56P3557
Model Year: 1956
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Convertible
Continental Mark II Convertible

Model Year: 1957
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Hardtop Sport Coupe
Continental Mark II Hardtop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Hardtop Sport Coupe
Continental Mark II Hardtop Sport Coupe

Model Year: 1957
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