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1965 Lincoln Continental

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1965 Lincoln Continental for sale

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My parents bought this car in 1967 as the second owners. and it has been in our family ever since.  I started driving it in 1976.  It was fully restored in 1986. and then completely rebuilt in 2007.  Between Baker Auto in CT and Lincolnland in FL. have spent over $50. 00. The car is almost perfect. Black on black. the doors are very unusual.  They are the only ones I have ever seen that don't have a wood panel inlay. They look great.  The car has always been garaged since we owned it.  Over the years. I have made a few modifications.  I removed the cruise control and put in a two reservoir master cylinder.  It would not fit with the cruise installed.  I did this after having the brake peddle go to the floor more than once. and using the parking brake to stop.  I also put in a new modern alternator to power the stereo and GPS alarm system.  I added seat belts (imagine that). and a few modern conveniences including cup holders. a super high end stereo (Over $10K from World Wide Stereo) for perfect sound with the top down at 80 mph. some under seat lighting. and a cigarette lighter jack for plugging in toys.
Over the years. I have white posted all of the brakes. replaced most of the motors and relays. all of the vacuum lines. and so much more.  She is a beautiful driver.  The odometer shows 1374 miles.  The engine was fully rebuilt at 95K miles. so only has 6300 miles on it.  The leather seats and carpeting were all replaced. any most of the chrome has been redone. some twice over the past 45 years.  Everything works. including the vacuum door locks. the 6 way power seats. the automatic window vents. the complete top mechanism. the hydraulic variable speed wipers. the power antenna. and the clock keeps perfect time (i had the guts replaced with a quartz system).  The AC blows perfect cold air. and the auto drop windows on both back doors work perfectly. She has never been in an accident.
I have had many questions and comments about the car since listing it for sale.  And of course price often comes up.  If you look at all of the 65 lincolns that have been listed. they almost all show signs of rust.  Maybe not on the surface. but when you see pictures of the bottom. or the sides of the engine compartment.  This car is truly perfect.  Also. suppose you could get one of these other lincolns for $15K or so.  You will end up spending at least $30K to $40K with Baker. if not more. New leather seats. carpet. trunk carpet. engine compartment. windows. relays. top. brake lines. AC. engine. transmission. etc. etc.   That does not include the paint job. which can be as little as $7500. but more likely $12K.  Add it all up. and it is a big number. and will take 6 to 12 months to complete.  Mine is ready to drive now.  You simply won't get a 65 Lincoln convertible in the condition you want it. for less than $70K.
I have also received many questionable comments about the stereo system.  Over the last 40 years. I have put many sound systems in this car. from 8 track. to cassette. and so on.  I've also looked at dozens of other 65 Lincolns who have done the same.  Why?  Because the original radio is AM only. and has two small speakers.  When the top is down in this car. it is useless.  After years of research. I put this system in.  It is perfect.  The speakers do not intrude on the passengers. and they keep the original lines and design of the car.  That being said. if the buyer wants. I do have 4 original door panels to replace.  I can't imagine wanting to remove this system. but it can be done very easily if you decide.  Speaking of parts. I have boxes of spare parts. that I am willing to sell as well.
There are two small flaws.  I have a few bubbles in the paint on the trunk. and a small worn spot on the white top.  The last paint job was 7 years ago.
I live in Philly and can drive this car to the shore easily on a nice summer or fall weekend.  The tires are almost new.  I have a full size cover for winter storage. and a permanently installed plug in trickle battery charger.  Feel free to ask me any questions as I know every inch of this car.

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