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Phil Knapp

1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet For Sale

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This is a relatively un-molested, mostly original, extraordinarily rust-free car with only 84,000 miles.

I have owned this car since March, 2007 and I can trace its ownership back to 1969.

I have done a complete brake job, including a power booster concealed in the left front fender, a set of 5 new Coker Firestone 7:00x16 tires and a Dan Krehbiel “bullet-proofed” rebuilt Columbia overdrive axle.

I need to sell this car and will accept $65,000 or any reasonable offer for the car.

Remember, there were only 400 Continental Cabriolets produced in 1941, many of which have been "Over-Restored" (Trailer Queens) or "hot-rodded" to increase performance, making an ORIGINAL car VERY rare!

Also, bear in mind that 1941 Lincolns are UNIQUE cars.

1. In 1941, Ford strengthened the chassis and running gear while retaining the pre-war styling, thus making the 1941 Lincoln the "best of both worlds".

2. Tread width is wider.

3. 16x5 inch wheels are 1941 ONLY. A favorite of wheel of Hot-Rodders.

4. Front brake backing plates have no offset, making 1941 front brake drums unique.

5. 1941 was the last year for the Columbia 2-speed overdrive axle and the first year for the Borg-Warner transmission overdrive. 1941 Lincolns could be ordered with EITHER or BOTH overdrive options.

6. 1941 Convertible tops are operated electrically. 1940 tops are operated by vacuum. 1942 and post-war are hydraulic.

(Mssr. Bwatoe can probably add to this list)

512 818-3884

Phil Knapp

email: kcd@n8fusion.com

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Hi Phil,

If its not too personal please share why you are selling. I sold my '41 2 years ago and it is one car I have occasional regrets about letting go.

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This is the car that I have wanted ever since I can remember. I finally got this one about 7 years ago and have made several improvements to restore it's originality and make it drivable at relatively decent highway speeds.

The car had 15" radials on it when I got it and NO overdrive, making it dangerous to drive at Texas highway speeds. The new Coker 7:00x16 tires and the Columbia axle have enabled safer driving, but there are some crazy drivers here in Texas!

The new non-asbestos brake linings would not stop the car, so I added a concealed power booster in the left front fender.

However, I am rapidly careening into my 80's and I can't take it with me (and I don't want to be buried in it).

I know I'll regret selling it, but it's time to move on.

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Phil, could you reveal where you got that power booster? I haven't seen any that aren't directly connected to the master cylinder before.

I hope you'll stay on line and continue to contribute your knowledge to the forum, with or without your beautiful '41.

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The power booster I used is for an early Thunderbird. I don't remember exactly where I got it. A friend of mine here in Texas put one in his 1948 Continental for the same reason. You might want to check out a source for an early (55-6-7) T-bird booster. I also installed what was called a Bendix Hydro-Vac booster in my 1947 Lincoln Continental some 40+ years ago and I don't remember where I got that one either! Good Luck!

I just did an internet search for "bendix hydrovac brake booster". Lots of information out there!

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We still have the 1947 Lincoln Continental coupe, acquired in Santa Maria, California in 1964.

This car has been around. Cross Country in 1970, daily driver for many years!

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I'm going to install a similar brake booster in my 56 Fairlane but I found most the parts NOS for that year. You could a search on Midland brake booster.

Similar less expensive ones are out the like this Cardone rebuilt unit for a Ford F-1 pick up. http://www.partstrain.com/store/details/Ford/F_Series/A1_Cardone/Brake_Booster/1956/A1518026.html?source=productads&c_aid=43251412826&c2cid=fdad663b-fca8-45e6-b30b-e477c753da5f

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