1956 Continental Mark II Sport Coupe (9 of 15)

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    Although the Continental name is generally associated with Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company, the Continental Mark II was produced by the newly formed Continental Division of Ford during 1956 and 1957. The short-lived Continental Division built one product: The Continental Mark II. Designed as an ultra-luxury automobile - sort of an American Rolls-Royce - the Mark II had a sticker price of $10,000 - nearly double the cost of a Lincoln at the time. The Mark II offered distinctive styling, understated luxury, and exclusivity as only 2,556 of these beauties were built in 1956.

    Photographed at the 41st Annual Labor Day Celebration Classic Car Show in Greenview, Illinois on September 6, 2010. The event is sponsored by the Route 97 Cruisaders Car Club.

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    bsabarnowl, Kantfinkofaname, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ~Momma B~ 44 months ago | reply

      Is that the actually mileage on it..
      Awesome image! Well captured!
      Eye Kandy 5.
      Thank you for sharing your image in:

    2. myoldpostcards 44 months ago | reply

      Hi Momma B - yes, I seem to remember being told that it was the actual reading. What a car!!! - Randy

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