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AACA-Winning 1946 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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$51,000

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AACA-Winning 1946 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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AACA-Winning 1946 Lincoln Continental Convertible

High Bidder:  MLB

Auction Type:  Reserve

Winning Bid: $51,000 (USD)

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Chassis/VIN:

H145832

Location:

Palmetto Bay, Florida

Odometer:

25,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

5318956

Engine:

305ci V12

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

Winning Bid: $51,000 (USD)

High Bidder:  MLB

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

H145832

Location:

Palmetto Bay, Florida

Odometer:

25,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

5318956

Engine:

305ci V12

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 25k-mile 1946 Lincoln Continental convertible won a first-place AACA national award last year and was invited to and shown at the Concours d'Elegance in Boca Raton, FL. The original 305ci V12 provides power with a working 6-volt electrical system, and it is paired to a 3-speed overdrive transmission. A professional repaint in the correct maroon finish was applied four years ago, and the color is complemented by a new tan hydraulic top. This Lincoln spent 40 years in a museum before being acquired by the seller and is offered with extensive documentation, refurbishment photos, and a clear Florida title in the seller's name.

The body was disassembled, stripped to bare metal, and resprayed in its original maroon finish four years ago at a cost of $15k. The base color was applied prior to a clear coat, and photos documenting the process are included with the car. In addition to the paintwork, the bumpers were re-chromed, and the seller reports only minor pitting. A few minor blemishes in the paint are present but do not show in photos.

Whitewall bias-ply tires are fitted over the original wheels with chrome caps, and a new and correct tan canvas hydraulic top with parade boot has been installed. A full-size spare is housed within the hardcover at the rear, and a custom California dust cover will be included in the sale.

The interior is trimmed in maroon leather with matching door panels and carpet and is reported to be original, with the exception of new carpet in the interior and in the trunk. The dash is adorned with chrome features, including a factory AM radio.

All gauges are in working condition, including the 110-mph speedometer, which shows 25,522 documented miles. A new under-dash wiring harness is included in the sale due to non-functioning turn signals, radio, and clock. 

Power comes from the original 305ci V12 with a working 6-volt electrical system and new Punta Gorda coil, and it is mated to the factory 3-speed overdrive transmission. Per the seller, there is no evidence that the motor or transmission have ever been pulled for rebuilding or machining. A new fuel tank has been installed, and the original tank will go with the car.

Additional photos of the underside are viewable in the gallery. 

Documentation of the restoration in the form of invoices and photos will be included with the sale.

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Comments & Questions

April 02, 2021
09:17 AM
MLB

BID: $51,000

April 02, 2021
08:10 AM

BID: $41,500

April 02, 2021
06:00 AM

BID: $40,600

April 01, 2021
08:31 AM

BID: $40,300

April 01, 2021
07:39 AM

BID: $40,000

April 01, 2021
07:36 AM

BID: $39,300

April 01, 2021
05:27 AM
Seller

@Bobestes100 – How old are tires? Any leaking brake cylinders? ...

Don't know the age of tires but over 8 years. They look good and are bias ply with tubes which last along time. I have some on my Model A that are 20 years old and still look good and I drive it fast and far. Bias tires wont blow out like radials. The brakes cylinders show no sign of leakage but it has been about 7 years since I pull wheels. Master has not needed any fluid added,

April 01, 2021
04:57 AM

BID: $39,000

March 31, 2021
08:30 PM
Bidder

How old are tires? Any leaking brake cylinders?

March 31, 2021
04:57 PM

BID: $38,700

March 31, 2021
04:51 PM

BID: $38,400

March 31, 2021
02:47 PM
Bidder

@RichardA – It does start well but takes awhile when it has been sitting. The 6 volt system makes it turn over slow, which is normal, and I have added a electric fuel pump for priming when it has been sitting. Don't know if a new modern type starter would help I was going to change it to 12 volt and put in a all new wiring harness. It looks like it has the original harness but still looks good. It does come with a new under dash harness that I never got around to installing. The engine runs great and runs cool and idles smooth and transmission shifts great and smooth. The brakes are good but there is a slight feel of warpage when applying, not enough to bother me. The Engine was not pulled for repaint so engine compartment is not fully detailed but looks very good. The undercarriage is clean and looks good but never detailed. I never intended to do a full restoration, just wanted to look good and run well. I have owned it for 8 years. Mechanically it needs nothing other then getting it to turn over faster for quicker starting. Has new distributer, coil, plug wires and comes with extra rebuilt distributer and coil. The Paint looks great but has a few small spots that are hard to see that could be professionally touched up. Have some left over paint that goes with it. The chrome and stainless look good but does have some pitting. I did re-chrome bumpers and had hood ornament gold plated. The only things I have done mechanically is rebuild carb, replace distributer and coil and plug wires and trouble shoot some wiring issues. Let me know if you need any other info. ...

Thanks.

March 31, 2021
12:34 PM
Seller

@Bobestes100 – Does it start up right away & run smoothly? I’m interested in bidding , but concerned about mechanics & whet I might have to spend on engine, brakes, undercarriage, etc. comments about mechanical would be appreciated. ...

It does start well but takes awhile when it has been sitting. The 6 volt system makes it turn over slow, which is normal, and I have added a electric fuel pump for priming when it has been sitting. Don't know if a new modern type starter would help I was going to change it to 12 volt and put in a all new wiring harness. It looks like it has the original harness but still looks good. It does come with a new under dash harness that I never got around to installing. The engine runs great and runs cool and idles smooth and transmission shifts great and smooth. The brakes are good but there is a slight feel of warpage when applying, not enough to bother me. The Engine was not pulled for repaint so engine compartment is not fully detailed but looks very good. The undercarriage is clean and looks good but never detailed. I never intended to do a full restoration, just wanted to look good and run well. I have owned it for 8 years. Mechanically it needs nothing other then getting it to turn over faster for quicker starting. Has new distributer, coil, plug wires and comes with extra rebuilt distributer and coil. The Paint looks great but has a few small spots that are hard to see that could be professionally touched up. Have some left over paint that goes with it. The chrome and stainless look good but does have some pitting. I did re-chrome bumpers and had hood ornament gold plated. The only things I have done mechanically is rebuild carb, replace distributer and coil and plug wires and trouble shoot some wiring issues. Let me know if you need any other info.

March 31, 2021
12:16 PM

BID: $38,100

March 31, 2021
11:43 AM
Bidder

Does it start up right away & run smoothly? I’m interested in bidding , but concerned about mechanics & whet I might have to spend on engine, brakes, undercarriage, etc. comments about mechanical would be appreciated.

March 31, 2021
08:00 AM

BID: $37,800

March 28, 2021
02:45 PM

@Z18team – I would like to know the reserve ...

This isn't something that is revealed on any online auction, and shouldn't be. The seller's response is appropriate. If you want it, bid. Beautiful car, simply stunning!

March 28, 2021
01:05 PM

BID: $37,500

March 28, 2021
12:15 PM

BID: $35,000

March 28, 2021
11:08 AM

BID: $20,000

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