joi, 3 martie 2016

Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible 1960 - World Of Classic Cars -

Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible 1960

The all-new 1958–60 Continental was the creation of Ford stylist John Najjar, with considerable contributions from a young Larry Shinoda (later of Corvette Sting Ray fame). Designed in the mid-1950s as a response to the “bigger is better and too much is just right” school of thought, it wound up being the most deluxe automobile built by Lincoln in this era, with a 131-inch-wheelbase chassis and an overall length of 227.2 inches. In fact, the 1960 Mark V Convertible remains the largest open-top American car built after World War II.
Even when new, these exclusive automobiles were just that—exclusive. Only 2,044 Mark V Convertibles were made, and when new, they represented the zenith of American motoring.
Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible 1960

The beauty shown here has been enjoyed for several years by noted collectors Richard and Linda Kughn at their home in Florida. Finished in the beautiful factory-correct color of Cherokee Red, it has all of the luxuries expected of this model, including power everything—windows, top, and seats, with the seats themselves being thickly and comfortably upholstered in rich red leather. While the restoration is slightly older, it still presents beautifully, with good factory-standard shut lines and panel gaps and an engine bay properly finished with correct reproduced assembly line markings and detailing. The interior is particularly glamorous, with its engine-turned dashboard finish carrying Space Age–inspired gauges and a signal-seeking Town & Country radio.