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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1967 Lincoln Continental

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Unrestored but maintained 1967 Lincoln Continental for sale on From the seller’s description:

Owned 43 years.

Built Feb. 27. 1967, this car was sold new to a Beverly Hills physician by Beverly Hills Lincoln-Mercury. I bought the car from his son in 1974 and have owned it ever since. It’s been in the Los Angeles area for its entire existence so there is no rust anywhere. This Continental is completely original and in excellent condition. The black leather interior looks like new including the seats, original carpet, headliner, rubber factory floor mats, and padded dash which is free of cracks. The vinyl top is like new with not a speck of rust underneath. The engine is smooth, powerful, and quiet. The transmission shifts perfectly. The automatic temperature control air conditioning gets cold and adjusts according to the temperature you set just like it did in 1967. Every accessory works including the electric windows, 6 way seat, power vents windows and door locks, AM radio, and electric antenna. Even the clock works (I had a quartz movement installed in 2007.) The original Florentine gold paint still shines but the car will need to be repainted if you want the exterior to look like it did on the showroom floor.

Over the years everything has been maintained as needed to keep the car absolutely reliable. Mileage is now at 135,800. During my 43 years of ownership the car has never left me stranded, probably because I’ve repaired or replaced things before they failed. Here are some examples from over the years…

Engine: Replaced timing chain & gears, valve job with hardened seats, water pump, fuel pump, oil pump, exhaust manifold metal gaskets, valve lifters, fuel hoses, belts, radiator and heater hoses, oil pressure sending unit, motor and transmission mounts, thermostat, re-cored the radiator, replaced heater core and repaired foam on temperature blend door shutters. Carburetor overhauled (at least 3 times in 43 years). Tune up parts replaced including plugs, points, condenser, distributor cap, vacuum advance, and plug wires.

Front end: Lower ball joints, center link (twice), shocks, steering box, power steering pump overhauled, periodic wheel alignments

Brake system: All wheel cylinder rubber parts replaced, new correct dual master cylinder, pads and linings, all hoses replaced, converted to silicon (DOT 5) fluid. I have more than 20 years’ experience with several cars converted to DOT 5 and once it’s done, you should never have to worry about the hydraulics again.

Transmission: Done once by the original owner and once by me.

Air conditioning: Compressor overhauled, any leaks diagnosed and repaired, refilled with R-12 Freon.

Exhaust system: Over the years the car has gone through many mufflers but I always used factory parts while they were available. The “over axle” mufflers were just replaced, the rears are still Lincoln factory replacements and they are quiet. The exhaust pipes from the manifold to the first mufflers were also replaced long ago because the original double walled pipes used to curl up inside and cause severe restrictions.

The car is still tight, quiet, and rattle free and you should be able to drive it across country without difficulty.

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Encino, California
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