The 2002 Lincoln Continental concept is set to cross the auction block in November at an event organized by RM Auctions.
The concept was unveiled at the 2002 Los Angeles Auto Show combining retro styling cues with a futuristic design. Power comes from a 6.0-liter V12 engine developing 414 bhp (309 kW) and 412 lb-ft (558 Nm) of torque delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission all wrapped around in an aluminum & composite body.
It features a multi-link front and rear independent suspension (with driver-selectable electronic damping), a speed-sensitive four-wheel steering system and suicide doors (with 90-degree opening angle) as a throwback to the classic Continental. It benefits from fiber optic lighting built into the headliner and door panels and also features LED technology. One special feature is the powered trunk equipped with three sliding storage drawers and a set of Zero Halliburton luggage
In August 2010 the car was sold by RM Auctions for $56,100 at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction with a bill of sale with inoperable electronics and a non-working engine. The vehicle is in the same condition now and can't be registered for road use in United States since it lacks the approval of EPA and DOT.
The Lincoln Continental concept is from the Sam Pack collection and will be auctioned at no reverse together with other Ford and Lincoln concepts between November 14 & 15 in Dallas, Texas.