View Full Version : 3989 - new home

08-12-2013, 04:06 PM
C56T3989 has found a new home here in SoCal; Corona, CA. As many may be aware, she carrys the last MK II vin # ever issued. She arrived yesterday, Sun (11Aug) from Seattle. Happy to say, no transport damage. Had flown up the previous week to view and seal the deal; Jeff and father Mike were great. She is in exellent condition, exterior and especially the interior. As related throughout the forum, she had been stored since 1971, so during the upcoming weeks we will work hard to bring back to road worthiness; luckily, Jack Rosen is just 30 miles up the road. Will do the work myself as I do with my other classics. Currently working my 1933 Packard club sedan and 1956 Caribbean HT; both originals; not show but drivers. Also building a "60" style 47 Chevy Sedan Deliver street gasser; straight axel, with a 1958 blown 392 hemi. Have always wanted a MK II but white has always been my preferred color; C56T3989 is 05-dark green. If she wasn't the last one off the line, I would consider a white repaint...

Joseph Stebbins
08-12-2013, 04:53 PM
Glad to see she is going to get back on the road instead of a trailer. Post some pics!

08-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Congratulations! It's the character that matters and not the color!

08-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Congrats on your purchase. Post photos when you have a chance.

Pat Marshall
08-12-2013, 09:32 PM
Please add my name to the list of congratulators!

I have updated the History of your car. Here's the link!

While your working the engine over, please get the engine number and post it. That will complete all the essentials for your car. 3989 did not have a body tag.

Welcome to the Forum!

08-12-2013, 10:47 PM
Great to hear it has found a home with someone who apparently appreciates what a special car it is. If you really can't live with the color, I can assure you that Tony C. at Barry White's Speed Shop right there in Corona knows how to paint a Mark II...

Welcome to the Forum.

08-12-2013, 11:50 PM
Congrats on the purchase!
I really like that car, and would have bought it myself if I had the money, space, and expertise to work on it myself.
I'm not far from you, in Costa Mesa. Hope to see the car in person some day.

08-13-2013, 02:00 PM

Appreciate the comments; will document my progress as I move forward. If you're in the area, feel free to stop. I've uploaded some interior shots.


In the ref link, you indicate "Invoice Handwritten Notation: "Last Continental Produced 5-13-5." Do you have a copy of the invoice or can you direct me there. Like other auto manufactures, did MK II place build sheets underneath back seats or anywhere else; haven't had an opportunity to thoroughly inspect for one.

Pat Marshall
08-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Gilbert, I'll trade you a copy of the original invoice for 3989's Engine Number.:D

08-13-2013, 05:30 PM

Will be doing some serious investigating this weekend........will get the eng number for the record. BTW, where is it located

Joseph Stebbins
08-13-2013, 06:45 PM
The engine number is stamped (not cast) into the block next to where the distributor is inserted. there are a number of threads on it.

Pat Marshall
08-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Please see the below attachment from our Registry FAQs Thread -

08-17-2013, 07:09 PM

eng # 3608....

Pat Marshall
08-18-2013, 01:54 AM
The Original Engine! Thank you!

08-19-2013, 06:52 AM
Glad to hear she will be going back on the road!
With that interior, I would be partial to a light green repaint :)

Happy Motoring!

08-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Thanks....we have discussed a light green or possibly and iridescent medium green

08-19-2013, 02:40 PM
The Original Engine! Thank you!


Looking for a copy of the original invoice.............


Pat Marshall
08-24-2013, 04:55 PM
Here it is!

08-24-2013, 10:17 PM
Thank yuou................any recommendation on brake booster rebuilder,,,,,,,,,,,

08-26-2013, 12:05 AM
Gilbert, it was a real pleasure meeting you today, and seeing your beautiful home and car collection! The Mark II is a real treasure. Glad to see it went to a good home.

Everyone on the Lincoln Forum recommends Booster Dewey for their rebuilds.

08-26-2013, 10:10 AM