1965 Lincoln Continental Review

1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible 7 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 7 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carMercury Colony Park

Summary:

A chariot that exists in a realm of its own

Faults:

Alternator was replaced.

Power steering metal line replaced.

New shocks, new suspension bushings, some minor trouble with electric convertible top.

General Comments:

This is the the greatest open car ever from the USA, and maybe one of the greatest cars of all time.

It has a marvelous timeless appearance that simply outclasses anything from any other maker at almost any price.

It remains comfortable, drivable, and most of all, spectacularly enjoyable. This car is a brilliant masterpiece which only becomes more wondrous with the passage of time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2003

31st Jan 2004, 20:39

I completely agree that the 1965 Lincoln Continental sedan and convertible are just about the most beautiful, powerful, and classy cars ever built! BigRich on Long Island.

5th Jan 2005, 20:04

It's read 'beaut' as in 'beaut-i-ful'

15th Jun 2007, 19:11

I agree with all of the above which is why I have two :D. love the rear end and restyled fenders on the 65's.

1st May 2013, 11:05

Keep the car and hold onto it forever in its stock form. Unmutilated versions, untouched by the "gangsta" wannabe lowrider kids, are getting rare nowadays.

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review