Lot #326 - This is a less than 69,000 original mile California car that was professionally restored. This fine motorcar would be welcome at concours events or regional tours. It is a wonderfully driving and sharp looking car. With only 2,195 Mark IV convertibles made these have become very rare in recent years, especially restored examples such as this. It has a new white convertible power operated top with the logo embossed, power brakes, power steering, six way power seat, power windows, power vent windows, power rear window, power antenna, beautiful beige interior, new carpeting, side skirts, Town & Country radio and the magnificent 430cid V8 engine delivering 350hp. With a 131" wheelbase, this is the largest production car produced in America in 1959 and drives accordingly, very smooth. This motorcar has wide white wall radial tires for better handling and a smoother ride. As you might imagine, this model was a favorite of the celebrities back in the 50's, in fact singer Neil Young still has his today. An impressive feature on this model is the hardtop look of the convertible top and the amazing way it goes up and down. A single control quickly converts this magnificent convertible from a closed to an open car. A motor driven rear deck opens wide. The rigid metal-framed rear window of solid glass (retractable with top) slides down and out of sight. The softtop folds away and the deck panel silently closes, leaving the smooth unbroken lines of a large sports car with none of the usual cloth piled behind the rear seat. To return the top to its closed position requires but another touch. It even locks itself in place on the windshield mounts, automatically, a feature exclusively for the Continental convertibles. There are very few California, rust-free, low mileage Lincoln Mark IV's. This is an excellent collector car. Being a restored 68,000 original mile California car, this car is in condition to use for touring, car shows or concours events.