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1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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Manufacturer: Lincoln
Model: Continental
Year: 1965
Type: Convertible
Color: Black
Mileage: 102,838
Engine: 430 CDI
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: NEW Black Leather Upholstory
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible for sale

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  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
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  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible

                                      Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1965

Americas Most Distinguished Motorcar

You will notice refinements in styling for 1965. from the new front grille to the new rear styling. Yet you will recognize the automobile as UNMISTAKABLY CONTINENTAL.

For it remains alone in its classic look.

Singular in its luxury and comfort. Unique in its ease of handling. its center rear opening rear doors. its full power auxiliaries as standard equipment.

Unequaled in its construction and ride. incorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.

This year. discover Lincoln Continental for yourself.

Examine its new. even more luxurious interior.

Turn the Key and feel the powerful response of the largest and most carefully built engine of any automobile made.

Drive it and experience the full power and the unsurpassed ride of the Continental.

And. when you do. imagine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible.


Out of the 36. 24 total Lincoln's produced. only 3. 56 were CONVERTIBLES were made

What that means is only 9. 899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.

In recents stats suggest. that only 3 percent. are still in existence. That means there are less than 100. 68 of these Lincolns left on the road.

Production Started August 3. 1964 Production Ended: July 9. 1965

The 1965 Lincoln Continental benefited from several new standard features.

Those features included:

A low-fuel warning lightVertically adjustable steering columnAuxiliary map lightAutomatic parking-brake releaseLarger (15-inch) wheels providing better cooling for breaking. Front wheel disc breaks. Air Conditioning was installed in about 90% of production. Individual power front seats were also an optIon.

She was born on February 10th. 1964 produced to be sold in District Sales Office (DSO) Memphis Tennessee 1965.

From all of my due diligence. she is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.

She truly is a piece of American history.

P. W. only drove her 102. 38 miles over her lifetime.

What that means is:

1. 68. 0384 Miles per year

164. 0748 Miles per month

41. 72604 Miles a week

5. 8597 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!


Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)

BRAND NEW Window (11) switches were all taken apart. cleaned and reassembled. All 4 windows go up and down effortlessly perfectly

Quarter Power Vent Windows open and close perfectlyBoth HIS & HERS' 6 Way Bucket Seats work perfectlyAM FM RadioRadio Antenna goes up and downAll dash / tail / break / back up / head lights (high & low) work

                             Just an all inclusive pleasure to drive.


1965 was the first year for:

Ventilated front disc brakesFactory vinyl roof optionFender-mounted parking lightsRibbed chrome trim on taillightsTransistorized Ignition optionEmergency Flasher optionSpare Tire Relocation Kit option

”The 1965 is considered by many to be the best of the series. ”

Here are her numbers: 5Y86N419858

Digit #1: 5 = Year (1965)

Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom. Michigan)

Digits #3 and 4: 82 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)

Digit #5: N = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8. 4V; 7)

Digits #6-11: 29518 = Consecutive Unit Number

The VIN Plate below decodes as: 74A A 86 12C 54 1 4

BODY: 74A = Lincoln Continental 4-Door Convertible

COLOR: A = Presidential black

TRIM: 86 = Black Leather Button Pleated Design BUCKET Seats

DATE: 18M = December 18th 1963 (day of month. letter represents month)

DSO: 22 = District Sales off MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle. 2. 89:1 ratio

TRANS: 4 = Twin-Range Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic



N - 430 CID V-8 320 Hp8

Bore and Stroke: 4. 30 x 3. 70 inches?Compression Ratio: 10. 00:1?Brake Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 rpm?Torque: 465 lb. -ft. @ 2600 rpm?Carburetor: Carter 4V (C3VE-9510B)


4 Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic


1 Optional:?3 A 2. 89:1?Optional: 3. 11:1?2. 89:1 Directed power


9. 15x 15 Firestone brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system

Front: Ventilated : DISC type

Rear: Ventilated : Drum type


123 inches

Front Tread: 62. 1 inches

Rear Tread: 61. 0 inches


Length: 216. 3 inches

Width: 78. 6 inches?Height: 54. 2 inches

Trunk: 14. 4 cubic feet?Trunk

Sill Height: 24. 0"


Front headroom: 39"

Rear headroom: 38. 4"

Front leg room: 41. 1"

Rear legroom: 40. 5"

Front shoulder room: 59. 3"

Rear shoulder room: 59. 4"

Front hip room: 62. 3"

Rear hip room: 62. 4"


Fuel Tank: 25 gallons?Cooling System: 25 qts. (with heater)

                                 “Luxury tailored to your good taste”

"The Conneaut COH-9149 (INK) TOP GRADE  Leather was personally picked out by me".

When each of this Continental's seats were re-upholstered. extraordinary care was exercised to achieve perfect workmanship with every meticulous stitch. "

When I found her here in Orange County California I new "YEP. SHE'S THE ONE". As I looked her over. I knew she was solid as solid could get. Her bones are what you would expect growing up in California

Her body she needed very little work.

Here were the steps:


Prior to paint. her chrome trim was all removed re-chromed and professionally hand polished.

1. She was taken down to the metal (by hand) NOT by sand blasting. I was amazed at how perfect she was under that faded paint. She spent well over 60 days in paint and body. "No need to rush perfection".

2. Then we began by degreasing the metal to remove contaminants left over from the stripping process. The metal is then treated and coated with zinc for superior corrosion resistance and better adhesion of the subsequent paint layers.

3. Primer was the first layer of paint. It is formulated to fill tiny scratches and imperfections in the body and give the subsequent color coats something to adhere to. Unlike the drab gray primer of yesteryear. we used colored primer to hide future damage from rock or stone chips.

4. The base coat. or color layer. was the next in the process. In the past. this was the final layer of paint. which was directly exposed to the environment. We then applied clear coat paint over the final color layer. (Clear coat is a layer of paint without color pigment added-it is simply clear paint. The clear coat adds high gloss while protecting the colored base coat from scratching. chipping. and the effects of the environment. )

Finally. Her paint is thick and smooth as you can see in the photos.

*****During paint and body here are the notes about the chrome trim interior & exterior.

Removed & Re-chromed & PolishedThe hood emblem was removedThe trunk emblem was removedThe window pillars were removedHead light bezels was removedCenter pillar caps were removedDrivers side mirror was removedFront bumper Impact Bar was removedFront right hand bar extension was removedFront left hand bar extension was removedRear impact bar was removedLeft rear outer impact bar was removedRight rear impact bar was removedSun visor (center windshield header piece) was removed and re-chromed. 3Pcs.

Hand Polishing

On all 4 doors the entire door trim was removed. disassembled and professionally hand polished this included:Drivers side mirror (1)Fender well chrome (4)Rocker board chrome (2)Door handles (Exterior 4)Handles (Inner 4)Inner trays(4)Cigarette lighters (4)Unlocking handles (4)Door unlock knobs (4)Inner trim(4)Ashtrays (3)All gages i. e. Gas / Volts / Oil Pressure/Speedometer BezelsSteering wheel center. shifter & indicator columnsDash trim A/c controls. Power window. Power lock. Cigarette lighter. M/FM radio controls knobsVent knobsInterior lampDoor light bezel trim (4)Lower quarter and side chrome molding (6)

What's she has NEW:


****I personally chose each hide that was used for the interior.

NEW 11 Rebuilt window switches (These were all taken apart sanded. cleaned

and repaired with new rubber inserts)

NEW Double loop black Carpet throughout entire cabin with heel kick pad

NEW Trunk carpets cut to original specifications

NEW STEELE Rubber Products made to order door moldings (4) with extruded ends that snap in perfect to original holes. It took 3 months to get 1 set of complete molding like it was in 1965.

2 Door seal front (with NEW molded ends)

2 Door sear rear (with NEW molded ends)

NEW Weather -strip trunk lid

NEW Peak molding clips for Fenders and Quarter panels

NEW Rear deck molding

NEW STEELE Rubber Products Bumper "Hood to Fender" molding

NEW STEELE Rubber Products Trunk Weather Strip 

NEW Package tray molding

NEW Convertible top Quarter pads (These pads rest on the car when the top is


NEW Steering gear box

NEW Power steering pressure hose

NEW Power steering fluid

NEW Carburetor rebuilt

NEW Fram oil filter

NEW 300W Kendall GT-1 oil

NEW Throttle body

NEW AFB Carburetor floats

NEW Lower steering column bushings

NEW Rebuilt Fuel pump

NEW R&I manifold gaskets

NEW High volume oil pump

NEW Break booster

NEW Break pads all 4

NEW valve gaskets

NEW exhaust (complete from engine to tail)

She fires up on first try

Runs very quiet and smooth


I live on top of a large hill looking over looking the Pacific Ocean. she attacks this hill with ease and her temp stays running cool.

NEW AC DELCO spark plugs

NEW Accel/High performance distributor cap and rotor kit for 71000 series

NEW Mallory/8 mm. 8 cyl. black Pro Wire Hemi stainless steel core straight boots universal spark plug wire kit.

NEW Sylvania Xtravision H5001XV Headlamps

NEW Peak 50/50 Antifreeze & Coolant

NEW CVR Car cover

NEW Comp fire extinguisher

NEW Time period correct engine decals and Jacking procedure decal located on

inner rear deck lid.

List of Sandblasted and Powder Coated items:

Air cleaner (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Air intake (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Oil Breather cap (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Valve rocker arm covers (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Upper sway bracket arms 4 (These bolt on at the fire wall to each front quarterpanel / fender) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)A/C Bracket (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Front Door Jamb trim (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Jack Stand (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)Jack Brace (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

She comes with:

Triple A Collector Car Replacement Insurance Policy with a REPLACEMENT

VALUE OF $114. 00. 00

Any and all receipts for the services / parts / components / repairs that came

from this restoration.

Clear Certificate of Title

1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Manual

1965 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker

She has ALL NEW fluids and filters. her NEW tires have 100% left on them. she is ready to go!!!

At this point I believe I have covered all of the bases.

If you should have any questions please call my cell.

                                                                    949-433-0404 Griffin

                                                                   ONE LAST THING.




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