• Aug 27th 2009 at 7:57PM
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723-horsepower 1964 Lincoln Continental – Click above for image gallery
The Elwood Engel Continentals are so instantly recognizable that Lincoln borrowed some of their design cues when creating modern vehicles like the MKX crossover. These big hunks of awesome from the Sixties are still even relatively affordable, too. The seller of this gem claims that there's more than $120,000 invested in this much modified example, which is admittedly a whole lot more than we'd expect to pay for even this gobsmackingly nifty thing, so it's possibly a case of overdoing it. You've got a day, and as it stands now, the reserve has not been met by a $30,000 bid.

Lower than a dead man's blood pressure, this Lincoln has been expensively redone in a stunning shade of PPG Cherry Black. Underneath, chassis mods have been carried out to add an Air Ride Technologies suspension that gives you the slammed stance for going low and slow, but it also pumps up to regular height for motorvatin'. Underhood yields the biggest surprise, as if the beautifully straight bodywork, sumptuous leather interior and high standard of work weren't enough.

Pop that lid and where you'd expect to see an MEL or 385-series lies a 351 Windsor-based engine, now displacing 427 cubic inches and breathing heavily with a ProCharger iron lung and spinning an AOD transmission. A mid-century masterpiece powered by more than 700 horsepower done up tastefully sounds good to us.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wish there were some video of it, I would love to hear its engine revving. Not to mention that the interior seems brand new, this is truly an awesome car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sad that a once great brand like Lincoln is now considered an afterthought by many. Lincoln was the Rolls-Royce of America in the glory days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago

      Wish it was a convertible though.

      I'll save my cash for that auction. :-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah... between being lowered and all that motor, a convertible might be a little too flexible. All that twist might snap something if you opened the throttle all the way. I'm glad I don't have a huge pile of cash burning a hole in my bank account, I'd have to bid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If they dropped $120k into this ride, I am sure that some reinforcement of the frame wouldn't be too much too ask..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I had a '63 Continental convertible about 10 years ago. It was a very solid car due to its 5750# weight. The '63s had almost everything as standard equipment including AC and seat belts. My car had factory cruise control and an auto headlight dimmer. About the only choices were color, cloth or leather seats and real walnut or brushed aluminum dash and door trim. The only down side was the lack of trunk space with the top down. I really wish I had kept that car
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a show car only. This engine wouldn't lasts five minutes in the Texas heat here. And no A.C.?! C'mon its a Lincoln. I guess that would only add to the cooling problems. Looks great though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      as much as this sled weighs, it needs all the power of a hydroelectric dam to get it to roll. Originally had sloppy steering and suspension, and terrible drum brakes. Gorgeous, classic lines, no excuses to anybody. My grandfather had a turquoise one. Tiny instrument binnacle was sorta odd when everybody else had baroque chrome ones.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not sure what you're seeing but those tires are anything but skinny. http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/custom-ebay-lincoln-continental/full/#2 Might not be hi-perf rubber, but then that isn't 'xactly the point of this car is it?

      I'd love to park my car out in the winter just to have this sit i my garage for 8 months waiting to be driven daily to work. Got the biggest spot in the parking lot...it might even fit!!! LOL

      Love it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an awesome car. I love the paint-job.

      Can you imagine trying to parallel park that beast back in the 60's? LoL
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      • 6 Years Ago
      Excellent. I want it. More so than any current Lincoln.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. 64 Continental is one of the best Lincolns ever. Simply stunning design and still can turn some heads. Suicide doors FTW!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So where's the A.C. ?
        • 6 Years Ago
        AC is for pansies, and soccer moms!
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