Last updated on December 14, 2021
Today’s car is a 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible and it is finished in Silver Blue Iridescent with a Silver Blue interior, I saw this car at Ladera Mid-city Cars and Coffee. It is powered by a 430 cu in, 7.0 liter MEL (Mercury Edsel Lincoln) V8, with a Carter C3VE 4-bbl carburetor, producing 320 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 3-speed C6 Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through 2.89 to 1 gear ratio rear end. Slowing this baby down are self-adjusting power brakes with 11 inch front aluminum drums. The suspension is silent strut front suspension with prelublicated ball joints with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers. The rear is Hotchkiss drive solid axle with 5 foot parallel mounted leaf springs rubber cushioned rear axle mounted and hydraulic shock absorbers. The original MSRP was $6,292.00 The total number of 1964 Lincoln Continentals produced was 36,297 of which 3,328 were 4 door convertibles.
This 1964 was one of the most luxurious car in the day. Great for cruising while enjoying as many a 5 friends. Cool car for car shows and for Cars and Coffee meets. Thanks for traveling along. Frank