1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1940 Lincoln Continental photograph

1940 Lincoln Continental photograph

1940 Lincoln Continental photograph

1940 Lincoln Continental photograph

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Cabriolet
The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland. Leland was the same individual who had started the Cadillac Motor Car Company in 1903 from the remains of Henry Ford's second failed attempt to start an auto company (Henry's third attempt was the Ford Motor Company). The Lincoln automobiles were very expensive, well-built, yet had rather dull styling. When the company was acquired by the Ford Motor Company in 1922, Henry Ford's son Edsel Ford used his natural design instincts to lead Lincoln to memorable and beautiful designs.

The Lincoln Continental was developed as Edsel Ford's personal one-off vehicle. Eugene T. 'Bob' Gregorie, the companies' chief stylist, was tasked with creating a custom design. It is believed that the design was created in an hour by Gregorie working from the Lincoln Zephyr. The car was elegant and had a long hood to cover the Lincoln V12 engine. There was a short trunk with what became the Continental series' trademark, the externally-mounted covered spare tire. The custom car was well received by Edsel's friends which lead to essentially hand-built production in 1939 and continuing until 1948.

This car is one of just 404 Continentals built in 1940, including 354 Cabriolets. This car was purchased by its owner at an estate sale in 2002. When purchased, it was in very poor condition. The restoration work was completed in the spring of 2008.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 2
2014 1
2012 3
2011 3
2010 1
2008 2
2007 3
2005 2
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$18,760$30,8002
2014$55,000$55,0001
2012$112,567$200,7503
2011$55,917$71,5003
2010$74,250$74,2501
2008$101,200$148,5002
2007$72,967$110,0003
2005$100,100$104,5002
2004$58,300$58,3001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Chassis#: H96693
Sold for $6,720
  2018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Custom
Chassis#: H 102459
Sold for $30,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET
Chassis#: H69062
Sold for $55,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H100711
Sold for $200,750
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H-98517
Sold for $93,500
  2012 RM - The Dingman Collection
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $43,450
  2012 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale, Fl
 
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET
Sold for $39,050
  2011 Auctions America - Auburn Fall Auction
 
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $57,200
  2011 Auctions America - Auburn Fall Auction
 
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: H95492
Sold for $71,500
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H103330
Sold for $74,250
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $53,900
  2008 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H100711
Sold for $148,500
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Town Car
Chassis#: H97763
Sold for $42,900
  2007 RM Auctions - The Al Wiseman Collection
 
1940 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $110,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1940 Lincoln Continental image  1940 Lincoln Continental image  
1940 Lincoln Continental
Sold for $66,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1940 Lincoln Continental image  1940 Lincoln Continental image  
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H102736
Sold for $95,700
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Chassis#: H103549
Sold for $104,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Sold for $58,300
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Lincoln Continental's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Lincoln Continental Coupe 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$30,000$40,000$50,000
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible06H561482016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey $65,000$75,000
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLETH966912010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$28,000  
1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CABRIOLET 2010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$28,000  
1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible 2006 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$50,000  

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