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    Default New owner for 1254

    Just purchased 1254 from a great gentleman in Oregon. For a slight older man he had a very commanding presence. He and his wife could not have been more inviting and had an awsome Car collection. The Mark II has been well maintained by a personal mechanic that was in charge of one of the most eclectic collections Iíve seen. Iíve been looking for a mark for awhile and just have not been able to find one in our price range that was mechanicaly sound, mostly original and with a rust free body and frame. This car was most definently on the high end of our $ scale but pretty much met our condition specs. It has a few small issues weak hood springs, radio/antenna and hood blanket deteriation but everything else seems to work great runs drives stops and seems to just float on the road. Interior is all original except new head liner and newly covered front seats that match perfect. The summit green paint is original except for the hood. To be honest I have not really appreciated this color but this combination is pretty stunning in person and just screams 50s rich guy cool. For the lack of better words! Any way I will post some pics when it arrives and it will be seen on the mean street of Detroit in 2018.. canít wait

    Bill and Nancy Miller
    Bill Miller

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    Congratulations...good news......... Our official Mark II Registry has been updated.
    Shelly

    C56C2292
    '56 Continental Mark II

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    Congratulations!
    Mike Pettey

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    Congrats! Just came across a video of your car on YouTube. Here's the link

    Nick DeSpirito
    Wayne,NJ

    C56C2453
    Two-Tone
    11/14-1B6L-119

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    Super clean and really well maintained..there is nothing like a west coast car... The shipper drops it off tomorrow... We can't wait....The heats on in the garage!!!
    Bill Miller

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    And I must have watched that video 100 times!!!
    Bill Miller

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    I watched it around 7-8 times. The car is gorgeous! Enjoy the ride. I've owned mine for almost 30 years.

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    Nick DeSpirito
    Wayne,NJ

    C56C2453
    Two-Tone
    11/14-1B6L-119

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    Very clean,everything in its proper place,panel alignments great,color combination..sweet!
    Dominick Toscano
    1957 MKII C56R3772
    1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider
    2006 Mustang convertible,sport pkg & mint
    1973 GMC 2500 crew cab ,retro modded,always needed paint ,my' Max'
    1993 Ducati 904SPS SS, 2nd place show winner
    1978 Tracy 550 Honda ,2nd place show winner

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    We got break in the weather and was able to wash off the shipping grime. It was pretty cold on Saturday, around 27 degrees but Even after a good warm up I had a reoccurring stumble on take off and she was shifting a little hard from park...she won't stop on a dime that's for sure and I could not get the dash lights to work until I turned the dash dimmer about twenty times and found the sweet spot....but she drew a lot of attention and I really enjoyed the ride.. I will have plenty of time this winter to sort her out.... Can't wait for spring!!!!
    Bill Miller

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