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1954 Lincoln Capri

Sale price: $29,900.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Lincoln
Model: Capri
Year: 1954
Type: Convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 81,879
Engine: 317cid 205hp
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Convertible
Interior Color: Red and white
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1954 Lincoln Capri for sale

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This very long. very red. very shiny Lincoln Capri convertible with continental kit was in a famous museum collection in Georgia for the last 14 years.  
I got it as a running car. but all the usual things were needed to get it back into reliable driving condition.  The gas tank was boiled out. the carburetor rebuilt. new plugs. plug wires. points. rotor. distributor. fluids changed. brakes repaired. starter rebuilt. power brake unit replaced. radiator repaired. transmission leak fixed and 4 new tires added.  I added dual 6v Optima batteries for more cranking power.  An auxiliary temperature gauge was also added.   The car comes with original copies of the shop manual and the shop supplement manual.  
Now it drives very nicely. runs great. it's quiet and doesn't smoke.  There is no rust or rust repair. the sheet metal is smooth and a very well-done repaint shines brightly.  The top was replaced at some point and also works well.  Every time we go somewhere. people gather around to admire it.  Most people don't know it's a Lincoln. but they all say it's a beautiful car.
We have a number of '40's and '50's cars in our collection. and there were always surprises when we bought them.  I want to make sure I list everything that it might need.  The 4-speed GM Hydra-Matic has a slight flare when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. but otherwise works perfectly.  A transmission expert said "just drive it".  The power seat switch is not working. The heater core was removed from the car at some point. The fresh air vent controls are stuck from not being used.  The power window relays are sticking (all windows operate. but intermittently).  The radio and wipers are not working.  The carpet may be original. and has faded somewhat.
I have described what the car needs to the best of my ability. having spent many long hours getting it to be safe and drivable. I would welcome anyone's representative to perform a close inspection of the the car's condition. My mechanic's shop is about a mile from the house. and he could put the Capri up on his hoist.
I'm not looking to make anything on the car. just would like to get back what I have into it.  I know it's worth more than what I'm asking. and I set a very reasonable reserve.  The buy it now price is less than what Hagerty lists for a '54 Capri convertible in "good" condition. and that's not even accounting for the continental kit.  It's been satisfying to turn it from a museum car into one that's reliable and roadworthy that can now be driven regularly. shown. and be in parades and weddings.  
Please don't ask me to end the auction early.  I want everyone to have a fair shot at buying this Lincoln. and I believe that ending an auction early is not a fair deal.  I do have the Lincoln available for sale locally. but local buyers will have to either bid on eBay or hope the auction ends without the car making its reserve and make a cash offer at that time.  
I'm happy to help coordinate with your shipper. and I can also recommend one I've been very happy with.  
Just for some history on the '54 Lincoln Capri. the race car in the photo won a very famous international race that same year.  Lincoln Capris placed first. second and third in the Carrera Panamericana stock car category in 1954.  The Panamericana was a grueling. border-to-border. 2. 70 mile-long sedan and sports car racing event on open roads in Mexico. It was considered to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world. By 1954. it had become a highly professional endeavor attracting many top drivers of the day.  The race was resurrected in '06 and is still run today. but not like the wild days when the Lincoln Capri ruled.  

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