In 1942 Lincoln drastically modified the Continental to include a larger front end and dashed headlight surrounds. Although this model year was cut short due to the onset of WWII, these new features influenced the Continental of 1946.
The V12 engine was slightly modified to use cast-iron cylinder heads and the design was enlarged to 306 in³ producing 130 bhp. In 1942 136 cabriolets and 200 club coupes were produced.
Series Production Car
5014 cc / 306 in³
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet – sold for $61,600. Featuring a dignified and glossy black exterior finish, this beautifully restored 1942 Continental is complemented by excellent brightwork, a 1942-only “ball and wing” hood mascot, front and rear bumper guards and black steel wheels with bright hubcaps, trim rings and period correct wide whitewall tires. The period correct interior is trimmed in tan upholstery with brown carpeting and features gold-colored dash accents, beautiful instruments and a handsome two-spoke steering wheel. Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction