Lot 381

Hershey 2019

1962 Lincoln Continental Sedan


$38,500 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Chassis No.
  • Multiple AACA National award winner
  • Equipped with full power accessories and factory air-conditioning
  • Meticulously maintained and enjoyed
  • Known ownership history from new

Without a doubt, the all-new 1961 Lincoln set styling standards in American cars for years to come. The handsome chiseled slab-sided car was void of excess chrome in an era when domestic manufacturers lacked any semblance of restraint. Designed by Elwood Engel, the styling remained a Lincoln hallmark into the 1980s. Whether sedan or convertible, the Continental was strikingly handsome in its elegant simplicity.

Built at Ford’s Wixom, Michigan, plant on 28 October 1961, this Lincoln was first purchased by John Stauffer on 5 November 1961 from Holmes Tuttle Lincoln-Mercury in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Stauffer’s daughter Helen inherited the car in the early 1980s, driving it to her home in Buffalo, New York. Used sparingly, it was purchased by the previous owner in August 1982. After three decades, the current owner acquired the well-preserved Lincoln five years ago and has regularly enjoyed the Continental since at his home in southern Florida, where it has been thoroughly cared for and meticulously maintained.

The Lincoln was subject to a professional repaint and engine-bay restoration in the late 1990s. At that time the color was changed from Sultana White to the Oxford Gray Metallic, a correct hue available from the 1962 palette. While the black leather interior is original, it remains in excellent condition. Diligently cared for by the consignor, this wonderful rust-free example presents exceptionally well with excellent chrome and stainless trim. Of note, the trunk, which includes the spare tire and jack, has been selectively restored. The car is well equipped with air-conditioning, power steering, brakes, seat, and windows, a stainless-steel exhaust system, and BF Goodrich Silvertown tires.

Thoroughly impressive throughout, this Continental has received its AACA First Junior in 2011, Senior in 2013, and First Preservation in 2014. In addition, it was nominated for a National award in 2013.