The best of the best
So far, nothing. Just routine maintenance and care.
For such a big car it is surprisingly quick; however, I guess that's what you'd come to expect from such a gargantuan engine.
Extremely roomy and comfortable; no modern car beats it in that area.
The suicide doors are one of the most unique features I've ever seen on an American car.
While I think the car can run on unleaded fuel, I use a lead additive just to be safe, as I believe the big V8s of the time were high compression and needed this stuff to function without damage.
Has options and features I never expected for the 1960s; power windows, power locks, cruise control, and all.
Powerful power steering, you can literally steer this car with a finger. And for such a big car, it actually doesn't handle as badly as one would expect.
Well I never used to like these kind of cars, I always saw them as "old" and "obsolete". I preferred driving luxury brands like BMW and Audi and I never questioned it. Well that all changed when I saw the Lincoln Continental that Vincent Savino drove in the show Vegas. Right then, I had a sort of revelation and fell in love with these kind of cars.
I searched around for one, I wanted one in good condition, not a beater with problems, I was willing to pay more for a model in excellent condition. After about a month, my efforts bore fruit and I was a proud owner of a 1966 Continental sedan at a price of $12,500. Some may say that I paid too much, but to me it was worth every penny.
I'm surprised at how reliable and well built this car is. Forever, I'd bought into the propaganda that American cars were inferior, but here I see no skimps in quality. No expense has been spared by Lincoln and Ford to make the ultimate luxury vehicle. This car hasn't had any mechanical issues either, of course only a little over a year of ownership doesn't say that much. But the car is well put together from quality materials, and there really isn't much to go wrong.
The 462 CID V8 is really powerful, it has plenty of power and propels the big car with no effort. It's horrible on gas (8-10 MPG), but I knew from the beginning that I wasn't buying into fuel economy. It's not as quiet as myth would have you believe until you're cruising on the highway.
The 3-speed automatic transmission is smooth and tough. I can't see it being a huge problem on a car like this, especially being that I think they were used on trucks.
All round, the car is incredible looking, especially in dark blue. The car is practically all-original and I have no regrets about buying it. It's sad that there are no more smooth riding, roomy, V8 powered luxury cars like this being made for the common folk. It's an experience that can't be matched, and it get tons of attention everywhere it goes. Being in the tip top shape it's in, I fully intend to keep it that way and have no plans on selling it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2013