1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V


1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V

An evolution of the Continental line, the 1960 Mark V was one of the largest car available. New to the 1960 model year was a grill insert, bullet-shaped front bumper guards which were inset of the headlights and a revised rear-end treatment. Coupe versions got a slightly different profile with a larger rear window.

2,044 Convertibles were produced in the 1960 model year.

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V

 

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at USA
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
displacement 7046 cc / 430 in³
power 234.9 kw / 315 bhp
specific output 44.71 bhp per litre
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Wishbones w/Coil Springs
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
wheelbase 3327.4 mm / 131 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible OY85H406883 – sold for $93,500. The Continental Mark V Convertible offered here is a 26,000 actual mile example. The car is finished in Cherokee Red with elegant, matching, hand-cut, and impeccably-tailored red leather. Its authenticity is fully documented; the original Lincoln assembly plant production broadcast sheets accompany the car, showing that it was assembled at the Wixom plant on November 20, 1959.

The car was probably a factory order, as it was delivered to Schwartz Nurseries in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1959. Charles M. Cawley, of Wilmington, Delaware, was the second owner, purchasing the car in 2001, with actual mileage recorded as 24,787. Ford dealer and enthusiast Allan Tosczak, of Saskatchewan, Canada, acquired it in 2002, at which time he commissioned a meticulous restoration. Mr. Karl Blade acquired the Lincoln from Tosczak on January 20, 2006, the odometer registering a mere 25,512 miles. This meticulous Mark V was then acquired by the current owner, who has continued to maintain it to the highest order. Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible – sold for $52,250. The Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible pictured here is one of only 2,044 examples produced in 1960, and it is among fewer than 500 surviving examples today. An excellent Presidential Black exterior finish, complemented by a power-operated black Hartz convertible top and rear fender skirts, accents the impressive dimensions of the Continental. In addition, the car rides on a set of proper whitewall tires that surround steel wheels with full wheel covers.

The handsome original interior contains rich red upholstery that displays a nice patina, along with matching red carpeting and a cockpit-style instrument panel enhanced by an engine-turned insert. Standard features on the Mark V include a six-way power-adjustable front seat, tinted glass, and power vent windows. In addition, this car is fitted with power brakes, power steering, power windows, and a power-operated radio antenna.

Mechanically, the Lincoln features a rebuilt 430 cubic inch V8 engine that is beautifully detailed and finished to period correct standards, and fitted with a period correct battery, as well as correct hoses and fittings. In addition, the automatic transmission has been rebuilt, along with the braking and suspension systems. The underside of the car shows as well as any other part of the Mark V, and boasts an impressively detailed chassis and well-finished body pans. Notably, the quality of this Continental has been confirmed by a well-respected national expert on 1958-1960 Lincolns, who observed that the engine bay features all of the correct stamps and markings, just as the car left the Wixom, Michigan factory nearly five decades ago. Auction Source: 2008 Meadow Brook Concours