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  1. <dt>PRICE REDUCTION - Re-list 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible - #56WA27337L - Body code on the VIN plate reads BY76B 25-630-B23-311. This 1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible was the 311th car built in 1956. The car was undergoing a detailed renovation when the previous owner ran out of money and I bought the car. Location: Vienna, Virginia 22182</dt><dt>Mileage: 30,800</dt><dt>Condition: Good</dt><dt>Exterior: Turquoise</dt><dt>Interior: Turquoise/Green and White</dt><!-- Begin description --> Most of the hard work has been done already and it now needs the finishing touches. Some of the trim is missing and there are trim pieces in the trunk. Some of the chrome will need attention as well as it is dull in some areas. The convertible top hardware is in the trunk as well - not sure if it is compete or not. The roof frame will need a new canvas. I believe the engine has been rebuilt. The engine block was removed and painted as was the engine bay. The car has new paint and no rust that I can see. The car has a new battery, new tires and shocks and the underside is clean and rust free. Money ran out after the body work, paint and engine was reinstalled and the exhaust was not put back on. The hangers for the exhaust system are all good and in place. The car starts and runs smoothly. People will note that the lower rear quarters have been replaced with those of a 1957 - it is a professional job and unless you knew this in advance, it is hard to tell that this work was done. There are two fender skirts in the trunk from a 1956 if the next owner wants to go back to the 1956 look. The brake lines are new - the brakes will need an adjustment. The windshield has a couple of cracks and will need to be replaced at some point. On the interior of the car, some of the trim is missing as is the drivers window and rear windows - all available easily on line. The seats are new and are in great shape as is the matching carpet. A video of the car can be seen here: These cars at Auction, in excellent condition, bring in bids in the area of $100K to $140K. I believe I am asking a fair price based on the work already done and with the understanding of what needs to be done. Here is an opportunity to double your investment. With the continental kit, the car is 20 feet long and can be driven onto your trailer with ease. The car is located in Vienna VA, 22182 and comes with a clean and clear Vermont Title and registration in my name and a car cover. Feel free to call me with any questions @ 703-232-4600. Price: $29,500 negotiable 703-232-4600
  2. For Sale is car number #311. It is finished in aTurquoise blue has had a recent cosmetic restoration with new paint changingthe car from its original Desert Buff paint. The restoration was 90% completebefore funds dried up by the previous owner.<o:p></o> Based on the build plate in the door jam,the plate shows the following build code: BY76B 25-630-B23-311 <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o> - BY76B signifies that it is a 1956 Lincoln Premiere convertible -25 isDesert Buff paint code -630 isthe trim code for Starmist White and Desert Buff Leather -B23 isthe month and day it was made – February 23 -311 isthe rotation number – this is the 311th Convertible of 2,447 made. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o> My car is equipped with factory-correctdual spotlights/mirrors, fog lamps, continental kit, pinched-seam leatherupholstery, a factory radio, clean trunk, and new tires. The car has undergonethe beginnings of a refurbishment which was stopped after body work was doneand the car was painted, the engine was detailed & painted and the interiorof the car was re-done - the previous owner ran out of funds and the workstopped. I do not have the history of the car or what other work has been doneto it over the years. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o> Looking at the car it is easy to see thatthe work done so far includes: ·New paint – includes all door jams, engine bay interiorand dash area. It was a professionally painted and looks good. ·New interior that matches the paint. ·Newly painted engine and engine bay - running in smoothcondition. I believe the engine was rebuilt and the valve covers are chrome.The engine bay is clean and there are no leaks. ·Clean chrome finish on air filter and housing. ·The car starts right up and idles smoothly (although loudas the exhaust has not been re-installed). ·The tires are new. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o> Items that need finishing: ·Exhaust – the car does not have an exhaust at this time -available from Kanter (www.kanter.com) ·Trim – the interior trim around the dash and window andseveral pieces of the exterior trim around the windshield and lower sides ofthe vehicle are missing. ·Wind Shield will need to be replaced as it has crackswhich are too big to be filled. ·Brakes need bleeding and attention. The brakes will notstop the car at this time. ·Convertible top needs to be reassembled and installed.Most of the convertible top hardware is in the trunk disassembled – some of thehardware may be missing. A custom cover has been made to cover the space behindthe back seat and sides where the roof would normally fold down in to. ·Convertible canvas top can be purchased easily also fromKanter. ·There is a small blemish/cut on the rear quarter panelthat needs to be filled, it is about ½” long. There is no visible rust on orunder the car. ·The driver’s window and rear windows are missing – thepassenger window goes up and down. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o> A video of the car running can be seenhere: High-Def pictures of the vehicle can be found at this link: IMG_0586| Flickr - Photo Sharing!. The odometer reads about 30,700 miles however the car is 57 years old and theymay not be accurate. <o:p></o> <o:p> </o> At auction these models, fully finished,typically bring in bids between $75K to $140K – I am asking $40,000.<o:p></o> Several people have noted that the car doesnot have power windows or AC and that the side trim and rear fender skirts aremissing. I have a set of skirts from another Lincoln Premier which are includedand the missing “L” from the front hood. Some modifications and re-paint willhave to be done to make the other fender skirts fit and match. I do not haveany of the missing trim.<o:p></o>
  3. Great - thanks. Last question... Do you think this was the 311th convertible made in 1956?
  4. Hi John - I was able to find my glasses and had another look and you are correct - the plate actually reads: BY76B 25-630-B23-311. Based on your earlier note - I am guessing that the car was made on February 23rd and must have been the 311th on the line that day. Please let me know if you think that is correct. Thanks.
  5. Thanks john - I'll have another closer look but I am 90% sure I read it correctly - I'll confirm. In the meantime, based on your research, perhaps the "823" might mean August 23rd and the "311" is the rotation number that you mentioned. Either way I appreciate your time to look that up for me. I will look for those two books that you mentioned as well - Thanks.
  6. I bought this 1956 Premiere at auction, sight unseen. I thought I was buying a sedan with the roof cut off but it turns out to be a real convertible that just received a new paint job, engine re-build and paint and new interior. The roof hardware was in the trunk but is missing the roof fabric and some of the trim. Also missing is the exhaust that was not put back on when the engine was re-installed. Overall a really great find.
  7. Hello - I just purchased sign unseen a 1956 Lincoln Premier with about 35K miles on it. I thought I was buying a sedan with the roof cut off... but in the trunk was all the hardware for the convertible top. New paint, new interior, rebuilt and detailed engine bay - a lot better than I was expecting. I have the data plate information and was wondering if anyone out there can help decode it for me? The Data Code is BY76B 25-630-823-311. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  8. Hello - I am the new owner of a 1956 Premier - Vin #56WA27337L. The vehicle I bought has been refurbished and looks brilliant - delivery is set for next week to me. I have searched the web for a VIN Decoder for this vehicle and am able to find general information but nothing specific. The car I have bought is a convertible and I would like to know if it was born that way or if it has been modified to become a convertible. I am also interested in knowing what the original color was and so forth. If anyone can help me in my detective work - I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.