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1956 Continental Mark II

Classic Facts

87,000 original miles... Dual stage repaint in factory White with original two tone Brown & White leather seat upholstery with newer plastic covers to preserve the originality... Very nice original...

Ford Motor Company reinstated the Continental brand with the introduction of the Mark II Coupe in 1956. Not a Lincoln, these truly were hand built cars. Their $10,000 price tag was equivalent to a Rolls Royce or two Cadillacs in 1956. Designed to be the best of the best, they were purchased by the worlds most wealthy and well known people.

With only 2,600 sold in 1956 and about 440 sold in 1957, the Continental brand was absorbed by Lincoln in 1958. Every Mark II was sold at a loss to Ford, but the Continental name and design elements have for survived for decades.

Sold new by Truman Jones Motor Company of Big Springs, Texas in February, 1956 to Ruth Currie.

At some point this car went through a cosmetic restoration of new paint, and some chrome refreshed. The engine and transmission were just recently removed, inspected and resealed. Only about 1K miles since refresh was completed.

This car has had a very nice dual stage repaint in factory White. Most of the chrome looks original including the bumpers. Original two tone Brown & White leather seat upholstery with newer plastic covers to preserve the originality. Original door panels, carpet, headliner and dash. This model also included a factory tach, one of the first cars to have that feature.

Original AM Town & Country radio and factory clock.

We are selling this car two ways at buyer's choice. For either choice, we will repair any major mechanicals including engine, transmission, brakes and exhaust. The air conditioning, power seat, tach, gauges, clock and heater are not working. We can also have the seats revamped in new leather. We will sell the car with these options repaired or not repaired, depending on the buyer's preference. Please call to work out a buy it now.


  • Original two tone leather seats
  • Original door panels, carpet, headliner & dash
  • Mostly original chrome and soft trim throughout
  • Original 368 cubic inch V-8 engine & 4BBL carb
  • Automatic transmission & factory tach
  • New correct dual exhaust
  • Factory air conditioning option
  • Power steering & brakes
  • Power windows & seat
  • Original AM Town & Country radio & factory clock
  • Correct factory wheel covers & newer wide whitewall tires