Laguna Beach 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible NEW Leather Top Chrome

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible for sale in Laguna Beach, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Laguna Beach, California, United States
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Four Door Convertible
Trim: Black Leather
Year: 1962
Mileage: 86,496
Color: Presidential Black
Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: NEW
Drive type: Automatic NEW Transmission with warranty
Interior color: Custom Upholstered 4 Square Button Pattern
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Lincoln Continental 1962

Lincoln Continental Convertible for 1962

Americas Most Distinguished Motorcar

You will notice refinements in styling for 1962, rom 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, tyling changes continued to be mild, mong 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 3/4 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, ts center rear opening rear doors, ts full power auxiliaries as standard equipment.

Unequaled in its construction and ride, ncorporating an impressive list of engineering refinements.

This year, iscover Lincoln Continental for yourself.

Examine its new, ven 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, hen you do, magine how it will feel to own a Lincoln Continental Convertible...

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Out of the 31,061 total produced, nly 3,212 were CONVERTIBLES were produced.

What that means is only 9.899% of the entire production were CONVERTIBLES.

In recents stats suggest, hat only 3 percent, re still in existence. That means there are less than 100.68 of these Lincolns left on the road.

Production Started: October 12, 961 Production Ended: July 24, 962.

She was born on July 17th, 961 produced to be sold in District Sales Office Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

From all of my due diligence, he is in fact a 2 owner Lincoln Convertible.

"Let's us start at the top, hall we..."

Bio of this 2 owner lady:

Owner number 1:

She was owned by R. Campbell, as the owner and founder of one the best know Wall Street firms of its time. Mr. Campbell, ad very close ties to the GREAT NEWSPAPER STRIKE OF 1962. Mr. Campbell was a key figure in bringing the New York Times, he Daily News, nd 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, ut 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!!!!!!!!!!


Top Cycles Perfectly (New Hydraulic Top Hose set)

New Heavy Duty Hydraulic top pump

Windows switches were all taken apart, ebuilt and reassembled.

All 4 windows go up and down effortlessly perfectly

Quarter Vent Windows open and close perfectly

6 Way Seats work perfectly

AM Radio

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, ichigan)

Digits #3 and 4: 86 = Body Style (86 - 4-Door Convertible)

Digit #5: H = Engine Code (N - 430 CID V-8, V; 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, etter represents month)

DSO: 35 = District Sales Office Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

AXLE: 1 = Conventional rear axle, .89:1 ratio

TRANS: 4 = Twin-Range Turbo-Drive 3-Speed Automatic



H - 430 CID V-8

Bore and Stroke: 4.30 x 3.70 inches Compression Ratio: 10.00:1 Brake Horsepower: 320 @ 4600 rpm Torque: 465 lb.-ft. @ 2600 rpm Carburetor: Carter 4V (C3VE-9510B)


4 Twin-Range Turbo-Drive Automatic


1 Optional: 3 A 2.89:1 Optional: 3.11:1 2.89:1 Directed power


9.15x 15 Firestone brand Self-adjusting hydraulic system

Front: Ventilated : Disc type

Rear: Ventilated : Disc type


123 inches

Front Tread: 62.1 inches

Rear Tread: 61.0 inches


Length: 213.0 inches

Width: 78.6 inches

Height: 53.7 inches

Trunk: 15.5 cubic feet?Trunk

Sill Height: 24.0"


Front headroom: 33"

Rear headroom: 33.4"

Front legroom: 44.1"

Rear legroom: 40.5"

Front shoulder room: 59.3"

Rear shoulder room: 59.4"

Front hip room: 60.7"

Rear hip room: 62.4"

Font seat height: 10.5"

Rear seat height: 13.2"


Fuel Tank: 24 gallons

Cooling System: 25 qts. (with heater)

Transmission: 11.8 qts.

"Luxury tailored to your good taste"

"The NEW BLACK TOP GRADE LEATHER hides were picked by me personally."

When each of this Continental's seats were re-upholstered, xtraordinary care was exercised to achieve perfect workmanship with every meticulous stitch."

You will notice the special 4 square button pattern(This is a CUSTOM option)

When I found her, he was sitting under a cover sleeping inside a garage in Akron New York. As I looked her over, knew she was solid as solid could get. Her bones are what you would expect being keep warm and dry by a very loving owner.

Her body needed very little work.

Here were the steps:

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Prior to paint, er chrome trim was all removed re-chromed and professionally hand polished.

1. She was taken down to the metal (by hand) NOT by sand blasting. I was amazed at how perfect she was under that faded paint. She spent well over 90 days in paint and body. "No need to rush perfection".

2. Then we began by degreasing the metal to remove contaminants left over from the stripping process. The metal is then treated and coated with zinc for superior corrosion resistance and better adhesion of the subsequent paint layers.

3. Primer was the first layer of paint. It is formulated to fill tiny scratches and imperfections in the body and give the subsequent color coats something to adhere to. Unlike the drab gray primer of yesteryear, e used colored primer to hide future damage from rock or stone chips.

4. The base coat, r color layer, as the next in the process. In the past, his was the final layer of paint, hich was directly exposed to the environment. We then applied clear coat paint over the final color layer. (Clear coat is a layer of paint without color pigment added-it is simply clear paint. The clear coat adds high gloss while protecting the colored base coat from scratching, hipping, nd the effects of the environment.)

Finally....Her paint is thick and smooth as you can see in the photos.

*****During paint and body here are the notes about the chrome trim interior & exterior.

Removed & Re-chromed / Polished

The hood emblem was removed and re-chromed.

The trunk emblem was removed and re-chromed.

The window pillars were removed and re-chromed.

The windshield header was removed and re-chromed.

Head light bezels was removed and professionally polished.

Center pillar caps were removed and re-chromed.(2)

Drivers side mirror was removed and professionally polished.

Front bumper Impact Bar was removed and professionally polished.

Front right hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.

Front left hand bar extension was removed and professionally polished.

Rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Left rear outer impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Right rear impact bar was removed and professionally polished.

Sun visor (center windshield header piece) was removed and re-chromed.

Door handles (Exterior 4) were removed and professionally polished.

Hand Polishing

On all 4 doors the entire door trim was removed, isassembled and professionally hand polished this included:

Drivers side mirror

Handles (Inner 4)

Inner trays(4)

Cigarette lighters (2)

Unlocking handles (4)

Door unlock knobs (4)

Inner trim(4)

Ashtrays (3)

All gages i.e. Gas / Volts / Oil Pressure/Speedometer

Steering wheel center, hifter & indicator columns

Dash trim A/c controls, ower window, ower lock, igarette lighter,

AM radio controls knobs

Vent knobs

Interior lamp

Door light bezel trim (4)

All fender well molding (4)

Lower quarter and side chrome molding (6)

Rear deck lid trim (4)

What's she has NEW:


****I personally chose each hide that was used for the interior.


NEW 7 Rebuilt window switches (These were all taken apart sanded, leaned

and repaired with new rubber inserts)

NEW Double loop 80/20 black Carpet throughout entire cabin with heel kick pad

NEW Trunk carpets cut to original specifications

NEW made to order door moldings (4) with extruded ends that snap in perfect to original holes. "It took 3 months to get 1 set of complete molding like it was in 1962"

2 Door seal front (with NEW molded ends)

2 Door sear rear (with NEW molded ends)

NEW Weather -strip trunk lid

NEW Peak molding clips for Fenders and Quarter panels

NEW Rear deck molding

NEW Package tray molding

NEW Convertible top Quarter pads (These pads rest on the car when the top is


NEW Steering gear box

NEW Power steering pressure hose

NEW Power steering fluid

NEW Carburetor rebuilt

NEW Fram oil filter

NEW 300W Kendall GT-1 oil

NEW Throttle body

NEW AFB Carburetor floats


NEW Lower steering column bushing

NEW Rebuilt Fuel pump

NEW R&I manifold gaskets

NEW High volume oil pump

NEW 4 Disc Break booster

NEW 4 Piston disc break conversion

NEW valve gaskets

New Shocks (4)

NEW Dual exhaust (complete from engine to tail)

AccuAir Air Management System

The e-Levelâ„¢TouchPadâ„¢Air Management Package combines all of the highest quality components available to control your Air Springs in one easy to order part number.

This kit included the top-of-the-line e-Levelâ„¢

Controller with TouchPadâ„¢ interface

VU4 4-Corner Valve Manifold,

5-gallon Aluminum Air Tank

Serviceable Aluminum Air Filter,

3/8" D.O.T. Approved Plumbing Kit

And the most detailed Installation & Operation Manuals on the market.

Complete 4 piston 4 Wheel Disc Break Conversion with custom emergency break mechanism.

The man hours to make the conversion from drum to disc, uspension, iring, elding and fabrication took 3 months to complete.

******The ORIGINAL wheels were taken off and cut in half and welded back together in order to keep the stock look and feel of this VERY special 1962 Lincoln Convertible but still have form and function to safely be mounted over the NEW Disc Break system.

Here is how it flowed:

  • Disassemble front and rear suspension for mock up
  • Set up front bags and shocks, learance for front inner fenders for A-arm travel
  • Finish up front suspension to star rear suspension set up.
  • Weld up rear end brackets and cut out exhaust
  • Assembly of rear suspension and set pinion angle
  • Removed radiator and overflow and stage Air System
  • Mocked up and start of set up front Accuair sensors
  • Finished front and rear sensors and start fabrication mounting bracket for tank and compressors.
  • Fabricating for tank and compressors
  • Mount tank and assemble system, ater traps.
  • Run air lines and cycle convertible for clearance
  • Drill out and run driver side air lines
  • Assembled and installed front disc brakes
  • Start brake booster
  • Remove and install steering column to rebuild rag joint, ize up new power steering lines.
  • Remove rear drums and axles for disc brake conversion
  • Install NEW rag joint and fit disc brake kit
  • Plum D/C lines for power locks
  • Remove door panels and fabricate for power lock solenoids
  • Instal new 4 wheel disc brake booster
  • Instal re-cored radiator and reservoir
  • Install new mufflers
  • Fabricating 4 wheels for fitment over disc brake caliper
  • She fires up on first try

    Runs very quiet and smooth

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    I live on top of a large hill looking over looking the Pacific Ocean, he attacks this hill with ease and her temp stays running cool.

    NEW AC DELCO spark plugs

    NEW Accel/High performance distributor cap and rotor kit for 71000 series

    NEW Mallory/8 mm. 8 cyl. black Pro Wire Hemi stainless steel core straight boots universal spark plug wire kit.

    NEW Sylvania Xtravision H5001XV Headlamps

    NEW Peak 50/50 Antifreeze & Coolant

    NEW CVR Car cover

    NEW Comp fire extinguisher

    NEW Time period correct engine bay decals and Jacking procedure decal located on

    inner rear deck lid.

    New Keyless remote control for CUSTOM power locks

    New AcuAir air management system.

    New Re-cored Radiator

    New P235/75R14 Coker Tires (4)

    New Battery

    New Battery terminal cable

    New Re-built carburetor

    New electric door lock solenoids

    New steering rag joint

    New steel braided lines for power steering and windshield wipers

    New brake lines

    New 100 Amp breaker

    New air system master shut off switch

    New emergency brake cable

    New brake hose for rear end

    New hose locks

    New radiator hose upper & lower

    New thermostat

    New thermostat gasket

    New radiator cap

    List of Sandblasted and Powder Coated items:

    Air cleaner(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Air intake(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Oil Breather cap(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Valve rocker arm covers(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Upper sway bracket arms 4(These bolt on at the fire wall to each front quarter panel / fender) (Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Radiator fan shroud(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Radiator bracket plate(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    Radiator mounting bracket plate(Prismatic Powders Color P-4105B Black Metallic)

    She comes with:

    Any and all receipts for the services / parts / components / repairs that came from this labor of dedication.

    Clear Certificate of Title

    1962 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Log (NOT A REPRODUCTION)

    1962 Lincoln Continental Owners Manual (NOT A REPRODUCTION)

    1962 Lincoln Continental Window Sticker

    She has ALL NEW fluids and filters,

    She has NEW Corker tires have wear or 100% left on them, he is ready to go!!!

    At this point I believe I have covered all of the bases....

    You can also see her listed on HEMMINGS MAGAZINE .COM

    If you should have any questions please call my cell. 949-433-0404 Griffin







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