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2018 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction

1956 Continental Mark II COUPE

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LOT #: 594
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YEAR: 1956
MAKE: Continental
MODEL: Mark II
STYLE: COUPE
ENGINE: 368CI
TRANS: Automatic - 3 Speed
COLOR: BLUE
INTERIOR:
ODOMETER: 32,625

Highlights

  • ONE OF 2,550 1956 MKII'S PRODUCED
  • 368CI 285HP V8 ENGINE
  • MULTI-DRIVE 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • 32,625 ORIGINAL MILES
  • HIGH-QUALITY RESTORATION
  • POWER STEERING, SEAT, AND WINDOWS
  • DUAL EXHAUST
  • MOST EXPENSIVE CAR BUILT IN 1956

Full Description

THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CAR IN 1956 IS RESTORED AND HAS ONLY 33,000 ORIGINAL MILES.
IT IS POWERED BY ITS ORIGINAL 368CI V8 ENGINE WITH 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT FEATURES POWER STEERING, BRAKES, WINDOWS, SEAT AND VENT WINDOWS AND TACHOMETER THAT WERE ALL STANDARD.
Beautiful and High-Quality Restoration done on this 1956 Continental MK II finished in Blue over Blue and White interior. Powered by a 368c.i. V8 factory-rated at 285hp and 402lb-ft of Torque and backed by a Multi-Drive 3-Speed Automatic Transmission. Features include a 4bbl carb, Dual Exhaust, Full Wheel Covers, Wide Whites, Power Steering, Power Seat, Power Windows, Full Instrumentation, Fully Carpeted Trunk, and 33,000 original miles. It is listed in the Continental Registration. Gorgeous luxury classic you won't want to miss!
The 1956 Continental is renowned as one of the most beautiful cars created in the 1950's. They were built under the "Continental" division of Ford and under the direction of William Clay Ford, who was Henry Ford II's younger brother. When released the price tag was a whopping $9,966, limiting its audience to the well-heeled. Today, it still shows as an amazing luxury vehicle.
Ford created the Continental Mark II to refresh its styling from the 1940's and present it as the company's "image" car. It was the first time that a car used the "modern perimeter frame" in its build which created a lower center of gravity, better handling, and a more headroom - without needing to raise the roofline. With the addition of the new Multi-Drive automatic transmission, Ford no longer needed GM branded transmissions in their vehicles. Only 2,550 1956 Mark II's were produced.

Auction Details

DATE: August 9th-11th 2018
LOCATION:
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St
Reno, NV

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