October 11th 2015 Premier Automobile Sale
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/10/2015
The prototype, of the Lincoln Cabriolet convertible, was designed for Edsel Ford in 1938 by E.T. Gregorie. The 130 Horsepower V-12 engine was offered through 1948 in both the Cabriolet and 4 passenger coupe. In the immediate post World War II era, racing again began to exploit automobile technology. The 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet was chosen to pace the 46 Indy 500. Only one Continental lapped the 2.5 oval, unlike today where as many as 100 pace cars are built for the Memorial Day race. Driven by Henry Ford II during the event, the Continental was supposed to have been given to race winner George Polson, which is the tradition of winning the 500. Unfortunately, Polson was killed in a plane crash later that year.Only 201 Cabriolets were built in 1946 and at a base price of $4,400.00, was one of the most expensive domestic cars available to the buying public. The Lincoln Continental is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America.Offered is a 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Convertible in breathtaking Royal Coach Maroon with tan leather interior and tan Haartz cloth top. Completely restored in the early 1980’s over a ten year period, the Lincoln has remained in the same ownership for over 40 years.The engine has been rebuilt by Turley Racing of Los Angeles, CA, paint by Wagner Restoration in Ohio and all chrome by Custom Chrome of Elyeria, Ohio. Rarely is a car of this collector status available to market and even more so given the fact it has remained in the same ownership for over 40 years.- 1 of only 201 produced- 305 cu in, 130 hp V-12 Engine- Same ownership last 40 years- Full Collector Status
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $12,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $35,750.00
Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
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