Classic Cars of the Fifties
Stretching nearly 19 feet long and 80 inches across. third-generation Continentals were the largest Lincolns ever, as well as one of the largest cars ever produced. They were also the roomiest, with 44 inches of leg-room up front and 44.9 inches in the rear.
The 1959 Continental, built on a unit-body/frame, weighed 5,500 pounds, and was powered by a 430ci big-block V8. Famous owners included Dwight Eisenhower, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. A mere 1,963 two-door hardtops were made this year.
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