To streamline production, powertrain components were adapted from the Lincoln model line and checked through the division's quality-control program during production. Decades rolled by before they would have their chance, but three years ago Calvin started looking for an acceptable candidate to purchase and found one in West Covina, a suburb of Los Angeles. In 1952, the company formed the Special Product Operations team later Special Products Division. For 1969, Ford revived the chronology of the with the debut of the personal luxury coupe, produced for five successive generations through the 1998. For 1956, the engines produced 285 hp, increased to 300 hp for 1957.
Additional Manufacturing Attention Continental allowed for twice as long to assemble a vehicle as Ford or Lincoln-Mercury. Current mileage on the odometer shows 8,005 miles. As American leather was sprayed vs vat dyed, leather imported from Scotland was used throughout the interior ; as Continental felt the results were better-wearing, the leather used the process and was dyed in the United States. The only option was air conditioning, which had ducting built into the headliner on the inside roof. In a 1956 report from , the Mark ll produced 16. The auto was called the Edsel.
We can include a new interior as part of the purchase. Ford longed for the prestige that accompanied the true luxury marque. However, it could cruise silently and effortlessly all day at speeds well above the legal limit. The 482 produced 642 hp on the dyno before being installed. Cadillac sold just 400 Eldorado Broughams in 1957 and merely 304 with an unchanged price in 1958.
Elvis Presley was among its celebrity buyers. Very nice dual stage repaint in factory Powder Blue and most of the chrome looks original including the bumpers with original two tone Blue leather seat upholstery. Not wanting to cut corners anywhere on the car, Calvin had the body chemically stripped, the original joints releaded, then the body electro-plated before Dan Stacey and Brian Hatton completed the bodywork. Fueling was accomplished via a swing away left taillight. About this Car This car is mechanically sound and in running condition.
Its demise broke the heart of Bill Ford, who had planned a line of Continentals, including convertible and four-door models. About this Car : This car is mechanically sound and in running condition. Central to the interior design was the wraparound windshield mounted 8 inches further rearward than in a Lincoln. With only 2,600 sold in 1956 and about 440 sold in 1957, the Continental brand was absorbed by Lincoln in 1958. The name Continental was inspired by the 1940s Lincoln Continental powered by a large 12-cylinder engine. During the development of the Continental division by Ford Special Products, Ford Motor Company sought to develop the most stringent quality control programs ever seen in the American automotive industry, coming up with seven major initiatives for Continental. In-Plant Inspection and Testing Inside the Continental assembly plant, each vehicle went through fourteen major inspection points, where each vehicle was inspected by a team of mechanics before undergoing further assembly.
Rather it was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, and later that October at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. After completing assembly, each vehicle underwent a further inspection and a road test before shipping. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes and power front seats. For either choice, we will repair any major mechanicals including engine, transmission, brakes and exhaust. It wasn't slow, but acceleration was average.
Initially meeting with rejection from upper Ford management, in 1953, design work was approved to bring a successor to the Continental to production. Following the introduction of the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, General Motors and Ford Motor Company established a brand rivalry between their flagship company vehicles, lasting until the 1998 withdrawal of the. Edsel's car received so many compliments that Ford Motor made it a low-volume model. Once done, Hatton sprayed the car using DuPont paint. The 1940s Continentals had low sales, but drew lots of showroom traffic and prompted Lincoln dealers to ask for a successor. The Eldorado Brougham, with its heavy use of chrome, fins and even a brushed stainless-steel roof, was much more in tune with the 1950s.
At some point this car went through a cosmetic restoration of new paint, and some chrome refreshed. It was a huge, Lincoln-based car that came as a sedan, coupe and convertible. In 1961, the Lincoln brand adapted the Continental nameplate for its entire model line, a practice that would be seen through the end of the 1976 model year. It was a 1956 Lincoln engine, but was disassembled, minutely inspected and reassembled after being individually hand-balanced. Bentley had used the name Continental on their model line, adding to the ambiance and prestige. The tires are mounted on steel wheels topped by factory wheel covers.