EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED & ORIGINAL
HISTORY INCLUDES 45 YEARS OF SINGLE-OWNER CARE
THREE OWNERS & UNDER 25K MILES FROM NEW
100% ORIGINAL WHITE PAINT & BURGUNDY INTERIOR
340 HP 462 CI V-8/C-6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
JUDGED 95.17/100 POINTS AT LCOC NATIONAL MEET
MANUALS, WARRANTY CARD, KEY POUCH, BROCHURES
DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY
1960'S ICON, READY TO SHOW, COLLECT & ENJOY
For 1961, Lincoln made a complete and startling break from the past with the all-new Continental. Gone were the multiple model lines; now, Lincoln's success stood upon the quality, luxury, and incomparable style of the all-new Continental. Featuring a shorter wheelbase and overall length than before, the new Continental was an immediate benchmark of style and refinement. Sporting a shorter wheelbase than prior Lincolns, the new Continental was one of the lowest luxury cars ever built and paid homage to the graceful prewar era with its distinctive suicide-style rear doors. Quality control was exacting, with each Continental engine dynamometer-tested for three hours replicating travel at 100 mph. Each finished car was then road-tested with any noted defects corrected. Next, a high-pressure water test, inspection, and chassis realignment assured each Continental was ready for dealer delivery.
Updates included a three-inch wheelbase extension for 1964-69 and the 430 CI V-8 engine of 1961-65 was upsized to 462 cubic inches for 1966-69 models. Delivering 340 under-stressed horsepower, the 462 V-8 was the largest-displacement engine ever used in a Ford Motor Company passenger car. Boasting unmistakable presence and excellence, the 1961-69 Continentals remain cultural icons, heightened by high-profile use with the Kennedy White House. The 1966-69 cars also enjoyed excellent product placement on CBS TV's successful police drama, Hawaii Five-0, enhancing the regal fourth-generation Continental's mystique.
Built at Ford Motor Company's Wixom, Michigan factory, this 1966 Lincoln Continental Sedan is an exceptionally well preserved and presented survivor, bearing a wonderful patina of originality, adult use, and attentive care. Remaining true to its factory Trim Tag with its White paint finish and Burgundy upholstery, the Continental's other features include a C-6 3-speed automatic transmission and highway-friendly 2.80:1 rear axle.
Ownership history includes just three personal owners, starting with Reverend Kildahl, who purchased the Continental new from Westlie Motor Company in Minot, North Dakota. The Pastor soon traded the Continental back to the dealer for a new Thunderbird and area resident Albert Jundt became the Continental's second owner, purchasing the Continental from Westlie Motor Company at just 8,178 recorded miles on January 26, 1966. Mr. Jundt went on to retain the Continental through the next 45 years, carefully storing, maintaining, and sparingly enjoying his prized Continental, which he never drove in rain or snow, nor on dirt roads. A handwritten maintenance log with the car from Mr. Jundt documents the regular oil and filter changes, new batteries (1974 and 2003), exhaust work (1996), and new fuel pump (1998), plus a complete coolant flush and refill (1998). In 2012, John McDowall of St. Augusta, Minnesota became the Continental's third owner and he showed the Lincoln at the 2012 LCOC (Lincoln and Continental Owners Club) National Meet, with this incredibly original vehicle scoring 95.17 out of a possible 100 points. As offered, fewer than 25k miles have been traveled.
Outstanding documentation accompanies the Continental, including the aforementioned maintenance log and LCOC judging sheet, plus the original owner's manuals, the dealer-issued warranty card to Mr. Jundt, the original trim tag, plus the original dealer key pouch, marketing materials, and service receipts. Representing a virtual trip back in time to the 1960s, this beautifully presented and preserved 1966 Lincoln Continental Sedan simply must be seen first-hand. Call us to experience it yourself, obtain full details, and add it to your collection of great postwar American classics today!