1964 Lincoln Continental Drop-Top: Restomod Perfection

Cruising in Style!

The inaugural Barrett-Jackson event of 2024 will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on 20 January, and the acclaimed auction house is prepared to dish up a bevy of attractive vehicles–including this 1964 Lincoln Continental, which was especially crafted into a convertible.

This restomod maintains its ’60s elegant silhouette, but with an all-black scheme. Sliding behind the wheel and cruising along the PCH can be described as perfection, though it might also lead to some trouble if you get a little rash with the accelerator. Taking the performance of this beast into account, you find that it houses Ford’s 5.0 litre Coyote crate engine that is now available in bulk from the giant retail chain, Walmart. Propped up atop the motor, there is a supercharger that Barrett-Jackson failed to specify the output of, yet what we do know is that it can generate near 700 bhp while stock quoted figures of 480!

In addition, being a touring motorcycle, the additional energy is only intended to highlight effortless navigation. Hence, it comes with an automated Ford 6R80 gearbox jointly with an 8.8 axle assembly.

Offering a captivating ride, the new vehical is equipped with a Ididit steering column and Flaming River rack and pinion. Alongside this, it has the latest in modern components such as Murray Kustom Rods control arms up front and a four-link fitted with adjustable QA1 double coilovers at the rear.

Despite still having some of the characteristics that may suggest it to be a bit of a “boat”, the car nevertheless possess features that provide confidence for when you hit the gas with expectation. Acting as a guardian, disk brakes both front and rear, bolstered by an electric brake booster and master cylinder, pay homage to being masterfully connected to the road via 20 inch Sofia V2 chrome wheels equipped with whitewall tires.

You could easily pass a whole day admiring the ingenuity that went into this 1964 Continental. Pop open its hood to find custom made stainless steel headers leading to a 3 inch stainless steel system. Also visible is an Aeromotive intake pump, upgraded fuel lines, a high-flow aluminum radiator, and a custom-crafted stainless steel fuel tank.

Inside the Lincoln, you’ll be seated comfortably with custom Isotope electric .bucket seats, appointed in luxurious Nappa Italian leather. These seats are equipped with integrated safety belts and feature a distinctively perforated diamond patterned seam. In addition, for extreme comfort, enjoy the modern (Nappa-wrapped) steering wheel and digital Dakota gauges. Restomod has supplied an effective air conditioning system to keep you cool. This is further enhanced by a strong audio set up playing your favourite music through a Bluetooth RetroSound radio. Power door lock actuators have been added for extra convenience and you can control these too from your handy remote key fob.

It appears positively malevolent, and it’s the ideal cruiser that makes contemporary convertibles like the Mercedes-AMG SL and the BMW 8 Series Convertible look economical and tacky. It’s regrettable Lincoln has decided to no longer build automobiles such as these and instead transitioned to only manufacturing a line of SUVs such as the Nautilus.

The vehicle is being sold with no minimum, yet it will inevitably fetch a hefty amount of money. Instead of wasting our funds on the abominable Lincoln Navigator Black Gold Special Edition, we would much rather lay out the capital for something as magnificent as this.

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