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1961-1969 LINCOLN Continental specifications


In 1961, Lincoln’s range was realigned to just one car: the new Continental. It was a bit of a gamble, and one that paid off handsomely. The Continental was available in both saloon and open-topped forms, both featuring the iconic ‘clap hands’ doors that became a Lincoln signature. Enormous 7-litre engine had bags of power and torque, making it an effortless drive. But what sealed the Continental’s success was its combination of style – in an era of over-reaching American car design – and the high-profile product placement via the White House.

Production

  • Production:
    342,781
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,400
  • Price (good):
    £1,500
  • Price (average):
    £650
  • Price (project):
    £150

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    325.0bhp
  • Torque:
    400.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, upper & lower wishbones, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    N/A
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5410mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1994mm
  • Height:
    1359mm
  • Weight:
    2328kgs

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