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862-PS Lincoln Continental heading to auction

23-11-2022 18:30
This Lincoln Continental Mark II stretched limo emerged in the distant year 1956 and will be available for purchase in Arizona in January following a complete overhaul for the SEMA show seven years ago.

This Lincoln Continental Mark II stretched limo emerged in the distant year 1956 and will be available for purchase in Arizona in January following a complete overhaul for the SEMA show seven years ago.

Responsible for the total transformation of the luxury car is a tuning shop named SIC Chops, which is based in the same state. Virtually the entire car has been upgraded from exterior through cabin to drivetrain. The body was stripped clean of details such as door handles and coated in gloss black. New bumpers were designed from scratch specifically for the build, and the roof lost 70 mm (2.7 inches) of height.

A Chevrolet auto transmission drives the rear wheels, powered by a humongous 8.5-liter Ford V8 built by Jon Kaase. The suspension and the brakes are state-of-the-art, and the exhaust system is mounted flush with the underbody.

Inside, there are Lexus leather seats with enhanced lateral support, digital gauges and a Kicker Q-Class audio system. Colorado Custom supplies the steering wheel and the four main wheels, too.

The seller claims there is an autograph of Mae West, a renowned American actress and singer, hidden under the trunk lid. As far as we know, there is no reliable evidence that the signature is genuine.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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