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12-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Thanks to all.
12-09-2010, 09:14 PM
Super nice. Congratulations! Tell us all about it.
12-09-2010, 09:21 PM
Not much to tell.
12-09-2010, 09:22 PM
What a lovely '58 !!
12-09-2010, 09:34 PM
Congratulations Gary! I cannot imagine that it looked any finer when it came off the assembly line. Wow, I love the shine of that chrome on the back. As we discovered, there are too few articles having been written about this car. Now you can make your own article. I'm very happy for you.
12-09-2010, 09:44 PM
Hi Don. Thanks.
12-09-2010, 10:22 PM
Good for you!! That is absolutly beautiful!!!! I'm sure you will get lots of enjoyment from it.:D
12-09-2010, 11:07 PM
Beautiful car Gary. Congratulations!
12-10-2010, 05:43 AM
Beautiful car, Gary. Congrats!
12-10-2010, 07:12 AM
Are those dual rear antennas stock? I only know a little bit about that car, but I don't recall ever seeing those before. In my youth, my Dad had a '56 premier two door and a '58 four door. I think both cars served him well, but in those days he traded in every two years regardless. The top that's currently on it looks ok except for the wrinkle in the left rear... I'd get some use out it before changing which you can do anytime. That car is one that I have always drooled ovoer and have kept an eye open to acquire, but I now have two collector cars and adding a third is hard to justify, especially one that I know must have cost you at least $50K.
12-10-2010, 07:47 AM
Very nice, Gary. That would fit in nicely with the Continental Collection when you get tired of it.
12-10-2010, 08:25 AM
Wow what a beautiful car! I agree with Shelly use the current top for a while I am so happy for you:D
Great car, congratulations on that find. Those rank right up there with the 59 Cad as the ultimate parade cars and symbols of excess amongst all the post-war American cars.
12-10-2010, 04:25 PM
What a dream to drive and the 375hp really moves.
OK so now will it get some racing strips and flames? :D
12-10-2010, 06:35 PM
My '55 Porsche has plastic tinted visors, too. Great idea for a convertible.
12-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Hi Barry. Are the tinted visors an aftermarket?
12-10-2010, 06:41 PM
My Porsche came with them. If I sit bolt upright in the Cabrio I can look over the windshield and through the wind deflectors.:)
12-10-2010, 06:54 PM
12-10-2010, 06:56 PM
I have no problem with period-correct aftermarket options.
12-10-2010, 07:17 PM
I seem to remember hearing that the tinted visors were a Lincoln accessory.
Herb Scheffer would know for sure.
12-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Great looking car! I've always liked the 58-60 Lincolns. The dash is my favorite part.
12-11-2010, 07:14 AM
This has been rehashed to death on the LCOC site. The Mark III had ZERO to do with the Continental Division. It was developed elsewhere. It was merely a marketing ploy to tie a $5,000 car to Ford's $10,000 car.
ALL Continental projects were stopped in late '56, but the division wasn't folded into Lincoln until '58.
12-18-2010, 09:32 AM
Hi Gary, with regards to the sun visors, Grady Jacoway just posted this on thelincolnforum.net:
Early 1958 Lincolns and Continentals had the following items on the car:
1) Auto starter
2) front end auto lube
3) See throught sun visors instead of padded sun visors
4) Chrome A/c and heat door vent grille without a knob
5) 9.00 tires changed to 9.50 tires in early 1959
6) Tire warning straight pin attached to fender skirts(when getting close to any parking curb).
7) different twin turbo transmission in early 1959
8) Tri power carb.
Follow up by mikem:
Auto starter,power lube and venetion visors were all options in 58. All convertible and A/C cars came with 9.50 tires.Late '58's came with the twin range trans as opposed to the single range.Early cars have no stainless trim around the cowl and doors.
Does your car have any of the other items listed?
12-18-2010, 04:07 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Gary. I was thinking the venetian type visors were also tinted.
12-18-2010, 06:36 PM
Gary, check this out:
Above: New "Venetian" Sun Visors - made of laminated plastic - have a venetian blind effect. They give you valuable eye-protection for into-the-sun driving without obstructing your driving vision. Handsomely color-styled and attractively-designed, they complement the new "picture-window" look of Lincoln's compound windshield. Venetian visors can be installed as permanent replacements for the regular sun visors.
12-19-2010, 02:41 AM
Above: New "Venetian" Sun Visors - made of laminated plastic - have a venetian blind effect. They give you valuable eye-protection for into-the-sun driving without obstructing your driving vision. Handsomely color-styled and attractively-designed, they complement the new "picture-window" look of Lincoln's compound windshield.
This type of sun visors were used on '56 Eldorados (maybe 55 also, I should check in the parts book) and on the '57/58 Broughams. My Brougham still has the original sun visors; unfortunately, my Biarritz has only repro tinted plastic sunvisors, the original parts were gone.
12-19-2010, 02:57 PM
Very nice, Gary. Those are some Dagmars.:eek:
12-19-2010, 03:05 PM
Absolutely stunning! One of the nicest '58s I've seen.
12-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Gary, great looking car. You should be very proud.
Also, any idea what the Meadow Brook Concours is all about as it is on the front licence plate. Gary
I'm sure Barry can fill you in on the Meadow Brook Concours; it has historically been at the Meadow Brook mansion, not far up the road from him. One of the top US concours each summer.
I suspect if you go to their website you could see past entrants and figure out when your car was there.
Again, a great car. I suspect Jack Rosen will be delighted to hear you've added that to your collection...;)
12-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Meadow Brook is a very prestigious show. It just recently changed its name an location. I believe the show is the same week as the LCOC this coming year.
All entrants get plates. It will say on the plate what year it's from.
If that suggests your car was restored prior to 1987, someone has really been taking care of it since then...it still looks great.
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