Lincoln Continental Mark V Convertible
The 1958 through 1960 Lincolns and Lincoln Continentals were the most massive American passenger cars produced since World War II, built on a 131-inch wheelbase with an overall length of 227.2 inches for the 1960 models. The Mark V convertible tips the scales at an impressive 5,176 pounds. Only 2,044 were produced.
The design is typically credited to John Najjar. However, a little known aspect of this generation Lincoln is the role of the late Larry Shinoda, a junior designer at Ford Motor Company in 1955 and later famed for his work on the 1963 Corvette Stingray. Years later, when Larry was working on a number of Newell projects, he told Karl Blade that he had contributed to the styling of this generation Lincoln.
Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona, in January, 2012 and in Arizona in January, 2013.
315 bhp, 430 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, Twin-Range Turbo-Drive automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel power hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 131".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Newell Coach Corporation and Travis Scanlan