The Lincoln Continental Circa 1968 (this one is for sale!)

Collectors now recognize the 1961-1969 Lincoln Continental as one of the most influential motorcars in American history. At a time when fins and chrome loomed large, Lincoln designed this car with clean, tasteful lines that create the unique attractiveness of this model. This generation of the Continental became the car to have in the 1960s. With its slab side design and suicide doors, it continues to be a highly sought after car nearly five decades later. Not surprisingly, it was the vehicle of choice for then President John F. Kennedy.

Lincoln, knowing they were leading the competition with solid design and a compelling marketing strategy, made only subtle body changes over a production run of nine years. The front grille was redesigned for the 1966 model and interior modifications were made in 1968, but the car was essentially the same clean shape throughout its nine-year run. The Continental is equipped with every luxury item befitting a car of its class. Some of its unique features include power operated leather front bench with center fold down armrest, as well as power windows and rear seat ‘reading lights.’ Weighing in at 4883 pounds, the car was initially powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine. The engine size would grow later in the production run to a 7.5 liter V8, and also offer the option of a3.03 rear end.

This particular 1968 Lincoln Continental is sure to capture the attention of many. The car is in exceptional condition for its age, having spent most of its life roaming the streets of California. This naturally aspirated, smooth shifting, resonator-complimented dual exhaust equipped elegant piece of automotive art is sure to bring much enjoyment to the enthusiast. 
The 460-cubed block with 365bhp provides plenty of power for this soft riding luxury car. While there is literally nothing like it in the market, parts are readily available, making it easy to service. The simple mechanics, the structural integrity and the moment of inertia will put you back right into the late 1960’s. 

This Lincoln is located in the Louisville metropolitan area of Kentucky with close access to the international airport. It is currently covered through G.D. Herring at the recommended insured valued of $30,000. If you are interested at the rare opportunity to own one of these classics, or if you have questions or would like additional photos, please email me at This car runs great and has many new parts and is ready to be enjoyed by a proud new owner!

Jason Paynter is a classic car appraiser, collector and enthusiast. He is the author of the book, Drop, Throttle, Oversteer: Collecting & Investing in Classic Cars, and host of the Classic Car Corner podcast, on iTunes, Spotify and all your other favorite outlets. He lives in Louisville, KY with his beautiful wife and three sons who are (heaven help him) of driving age. Jason is also a certified appraiser and would be more than happy to assist in helping valuate your collection or answer any of your questions about cars. Email him at


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