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For sale on Craigslist: 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible in Pleasanton, CA  -  $22,500  -  No phone # provided. Reply to Seller through Craigslist email to: b5545f1652ea38dbb2182c366854def6@sale.craigslist.org

 

Link: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/pleasanton-1958-continental-mark-iii/7517121883.html

 

Seller's Description:

1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible

  • condition: good
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic
  • odometer: 42,500
  • odometer rolled over
  • title status: clean

A rare 1958 Continental convertible with factory autumn rose paint code. One of the longest, widest, and wildest cars ever made.

  • Estate sale and has been in long term storage. Ran and drove when parked several years ago. Older restoration showing age and needing attention to detail to take the car to the next level.
  • It's not a show car but is presentable with paint chips, scratches, minor dings or dents throughout, and typical fluid leaks appearing to be minor. The 430 engine was rebuilt by previous owner. Most systems on the car probably need to be gone through and refreshed.

Comes with a bill of sale and original California title. Sold as is and will need a flatbed to tow.

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible - "Factory color," not White or Black - "Estate Sale" - Pleasanton, CA - Not Mine

The quintessential color for the ultimate Mid-Century Modern motorcar!  To make it complete, it needs the optional two-tone convertible top with the vinyl Continental emblems installed.  "...the optional two-tone convertible top..." was a white center panel with black side panels. 

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I think this car may be priced too low!  It's easy these days

to find vastly overpriced cars;  if this car is as good as the

pictures hint, despite stated imperfections, it's a good deal.

 

I think this one will sell readily--to a good home, I hope.

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Every time you stop for fuel, and there will be many stops, people will ask "what year is your Cadillac?"

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31 minutes ago, 63RedBrier said:

Every time you stop for fuel, and there will be many stops, people will ask "what year is your Cadillac?"

I wonder what gas mileage the 1958 Lincolns achieved.

 

At that time, there was a major backlash against the

ever more powerful, ever larger, and less economical cars.

Many people disdained the bloated, over-adorned look also.

Some small garages didn't fit the newest models.

Lincoln evidently responded, because for 1959, the engine

was detuned with less horsepower;  and even more so for 1960.

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18 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

I wonder what gas mileage the 1958 Lincolns achieved.

 

At that time, there was a major backlash against the

ever more powerful, ever larger, and less economical cars.

Many people disdained the bloated, over-adorned look also.

Some small garages didn't fit the newest models.

Lincoln evidently responded, because for 1959, the engine

was detuned with less horsepower;  and even more so for 1960.

John:

I had a 1963 Continental convertible, same 430 ci but 4bbl carburetor, thirty years ago which returned 10 mpg driven with a light foot...about 8 mpg a heavy one.  It never lacked power, though...

Steve

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5 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

John:

I had a 1963 Continental convertible, same 430 ci but 4bbl carburetor, thirty years ago which returned 10 mpg driven with a light foot...about 8 mpg a heavy one.  It never lacked power, though...

Steve

Steve, was the 10 m.p.g. an average of town and highway driving?

If so, it would do better on the highway.

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56 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Steve, was the 10 m.p.g. an average of town and highway driving?

If so, it would do better on the highway.

John, Yes, 10 m.p.g. was the town and highway average.  On the highway at a steady 60 m.p.h. maybe 11-12 m.p.g.  The weight altogether, car and driver was over 5,500 lbs. 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible - "Factory color," not White or Black - "Estate Sale" - Pleasanton, CA - Not Mine - 8/6 Deleted

Describing the 1958 Lincolns, humorous reviewer

Tom McCahill wrote (and I paraphrase from memory):

 

In 1956 and 1957--well, 1956 at least--Lincolns were

widely regarded as the most beautiful cars on the road.

I don't think they'll be accused of that this year!

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