1 OF 400 CONTINENTAL CABRIOLETS BUILT FOR 1941
DETAILED & RECONDITIONED TO CONCOURS STANDARD
FINISHED IN MAYFAIR MAROON PAINT OVER MAROON LEATHER
BEAUTIFUL ART DECO-INSPIRED DASH AND APPOINTMENTS
120 HP 292 CI V-12 ENGINE/3-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
EQUIPPED WITH POWER TOP, AM RADIO & ELECTRIC CLOCK
MULTIPLE CCCA FIRST PRIZE CONCOURS AWARD WINNER
DESIGNED AND PRODUCED WITH EDSEL FORDS DIRECT INFLUENCE
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE FINEST PREWAR AUTO DESIGNS
FRESHLY DETAILED, RECONDITIONED, AND READY TO ENJOY
CCCA FULL CLASSIC® RECOGNITION AND EVENT ELIGIBILITY
Returning from Europe in 1938, Edsel Ford was inspired by the glamorous coach built cabriolets there and soon collaborated with Ford designer Bob Gregorie on a new two-door, four-seat car based on the V-12 Lincoln-Zephyr that revitalized Lincoln just a few years before. The distinctive custom Lincoln featured a lowered hood line and cowl with extended front fenders, while lengthened and skirted rear fenders matched the bustle-style trunk, and the convertible featured formal Victoria-style blind rear quarters. Edsels approval was enthusiastic and swift and work began to complete the car in time for his winter vacation in Florida. Since there was insufficient room for a trunk-mounted spare tire, the car received its signature feature, a rear-mounted Continental spare-tire. The prototype was completed in less than six months and was the hit of the winter season among Edsels friends in Florida.
Initially named the Lincoln-Zephyr Continental, the car entered production as a 1940 model and initial success spurred continued production for 1941, with 1,250 built 850 Coupes and 400 Cabriolets. Film and business icons clamored for a Continental of their own and some of the eras most renowned designers, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Raymond Loewy, bought Continentals themselves, providing perhaps the ultimate form of admiration. Avidly sought-after by elite society when new and by smart collectors today, the original Continental firmly re-established Lincolns exclusivity and prestige and it remains an automotive design icon today. Rightly, the original Continentals are recognized as Full Classic® automobiles by the Classic Car Club or America (CCCA) for their enduring excellence and they enjoy almost universal show and event eligibility.
This gorgeous 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet is a former part of a private automobile collection and comes to market with a fresh detail and reconditioning process including installation of a set of new tires. Truly road-worthy as well as show-ready, it features wonderful colors including Mayfair Maroon paint, complemented by a Black canvas convertible top with smart Red welting. The power-operated convertible top is operated by twin electric motors and other factory features include an AM radio and electric clock. Confirming this very rare 1941 Lincoln Continentals overall excellence, it bears CCCA Badge no. 2386 and stands as a former First Prize Winner in 2001, 2005, and 2006. Among the many accolades given to the original Continental, it has been listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 best-designed commercial products of all time, and this top-of-the-line 1 of 400 Cabriolet is certainly a best of the best example indeed. See it for yourself by contacting us today for full details and viewing arrangements and get ready to add it to your collection!