The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 228
1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
$42,900 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
130 hp, 292 cu. in. 12-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, front coil springs with semi-elliptic leaf springs in the front and rear, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125 in.
Edsel Ford’s prototype Continental was well received by his friends in Palm Beach, Florida, and the decision was made to put the car into production for 1940. Its design was so well received that the Museum of Modern Art later selected the Continental as one of eight automotive works of art. This 1942 Lincoln Continental is one of 136 built prior to the onset of World War II. It is the lowest production of this model, with approximately 20 examples remaining. It was acquired by Charlie Thomas in 2009 and refinished in dark tan with light tan leather upholstery. The 69,596 miles on the odometer are believed original. The body is in beautiful shape for its age, as is the chrome and trim, which only show minor patina. Notable features include stunning wood graining on the dash, steering wheel, and windshield molding, as well as a radio, clock, and power windows. The engine compartment and underside have been maintained for functionality. Nicely detailed, this cabriolet is ready for the next owner to take to shows or parades.