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Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1962
America's Most Distinguished Motorcar
You will notice refinements in styling for 1962, from the new front grille to the new rear styling. Yet you will
recognize the automobile as UNMISTAKABLY CONTINENTAL.
For it remains alone in its classic look.
“The Continental changed a bit in 1962.”
Still, styling changes continued to be mild, among them were:
-A simpler front grille design with floating rectangles and a thin center bar was adopted.
-Thinner 1-inch whitewall band for tires
-Headlights raised 1 inch
-Steering wheel raised 3/4ths of an inch
-Wider and flatter convertible top bows (3/4 inch lower)
-Squarer rear door upper window design on Convertible.
All Continentals are equipped with automatic transmission; radio; power seats; power windows; power steering.
Singular in its luxury and comfort. Unique in its ease of handling, its center rear opening rear doors, its full
power auxiliaries as standard equipment.
Unequaled in its construction and ride, incorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.
This year, discover Lincoln Continental for yourself.
Examine its new, even more luxurious interior.
Turn the Key and feel the powerful response of the largest and most carefully built engine of any automobile made.
Drive it and experience the full power and the unsurpassed ride of the Continental.
And, when you do, imagine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible...
Out of the 31, 061 total produced, only 3, 212 were CONVERTIBLES were produced.
What that means is only 9.899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.
In recent stats suggest, that only 3 percent, are still in existence. That means there are less than 100.68 of
these Lincolns left on the road.
Production Started: October 12, 1961 Production Ended: July 24, 1962.
She was born on July 17th, 1961 produced to be sold in District Sales Office Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
From all of my due diligence, she is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.
“Let's us start at the top, shall we...”
Bio of this 2 owner lady:
Owner number 1:
She was owned by R. Campbell, was the owner and founder of one the best know Wall Street firms of its time. Mr.
Campbell, had very close ties to the GREAT NEWSPAPER STRIKE OF 1962. Mr. Campbell was a key figure in bringing the
New York Times, the Daily News, and theNew York Post to the bargaining table to end the strike.
Mr. Campbell cared and loved her until his passing. I was fortunate to rescue her from his care taker who knew how
special this Continental was, but just didn't know how to care for her.
She truly is a piece of American history.
Mr. Campbell only drove her 80, 438 miles over her lifetime.
What that means is:
1, 517.6981 Miles per year
126.4748 Miles per month
31.6187 Miles a week
4.5169 Miles a day!!!!!!!!!!
Brand NEW top engine rebuild March 2016
Brand NEW transmission AAMCO WITH warranty
Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)
New Heavy Duty Hydraulic top pump
New Windows switches were all taken apart, rebuilt and reassembled.
All 4 windows go up and down effortlessly perfectly
Quarter Power Vent Windows open and close perfectly
6 Way Seats work perfectly
All dash / tail / break / back up / head lights (high & low) work
Just an all inclusive pleasure to drive...
1962 would be the final year for the body style introduced in 1961. External styling changes were highly visible
this year with the box pattern grille and rear deck chrome trim.
The 1962 is considered by many to be the best of the series.
Here are her numbers:2Y86H429020
Digit #1: 2 = Year (1962)
Digit #2: Y = Assembly Plant (Y - Wixom, Michigan)
Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)
Digit #5: H = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, 4V; 7)
Digits #6-11: 429020 = Consecutive Unit Number
The VIN Plate below decodes as: 74A A 86 12C 54 1 4
BODY: 74A = Lincoln Continental 4-Door Convertible
COLOR: A =Presidential black
TRIM: 86 =Black Leather Button Design Bench Seat
DATE: 17G = July 7th 1961 (day of month, letter represents month)
DSO: 35 = District Sales Office Pittsburgh Pennsylva