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    Hi all. I just purchased my first mark II on ebay. having it inspected and hopefully shipped to me next week. I am in cold Michigan about 45 min NW of Detroit. Really looking forward to driving this car in spring. it is vin C56D2840

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    Congrats on the purchase. Looking forward to seeing photos. Welcome aboard.
    Howard Hanchett
    1956 Continental Mark II C5691376

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    Welcome aboard! Feel free to ask questions and fill us in on stories. We'll help with the problems and quirks like "Why do I have to shift to neutral to start the car??" or "Whats a S.I.P. Relay?"


    Have fun!

    Joseph
    Joseph Stebbins


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    Hi Jeff,

    Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the Forum.

    Just an FYI - My EBay email today still shows the car available for sale?

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    Hi all. I just purchased my first mark II on ebay. having it inspected and hopefully shipped to me next week. I am in cold Michigan about 45 min NW of Detroit. Really looking forward to driving this car in spring. it is vin C56D2840
    Brian Mc Evilly
    C56E2897

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    The start in neutral feature was the way the car was built. There is a kit that can be installed to allow it to start in park.
    The SIP relay would turn on the low fuel light when needed. Few today work. Replacements are made of Unobtainum. A deceased member came up with an electronic, adjustable replacement. Several of us bought them from him and they do work well. Unfortunately no one, to my knowledge, is reproducing them.
    Matt Cashion
    C56C2524

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    Welcome aboard, we are always happy to have a new owner. Not to be too picky but you should install the Continental star on the hood, it looks kinda empty without it.
    C56-91291,
    1952 Ford F-1 Pick-up,
    1962 Chevrolet Impala 427,
    1973 Harley-Davidson FL

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    it was on consignment but I ended up buying it directly through the owner. having it inspected today to make sure all is well. Not sure why the consignment place hasn't removed their listing yet.
    Jeffrey Toman
    C56D2840

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    I would love the star on the hood, i also noticed it missing. Any ideas where to find one?
    Jeffrey Toman
    C56D2840

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    well i have pulled out of the sale. i did some digging around and found more info on this site regarding this specific car. looks like its too chopped and that it doesnt have a 460 in it as the seller claims. this thing will continue to bang around ebay I think. buyers beware. the hunt continues
    Jeffrey Toman
    C56D2840

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