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  1. Happy for you, those are very cool cars. Almost mysterious as they were so limited that seemed only the extra wealthy and celebrities had them when new.
     
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  2. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    Bought a brand new 4 HP Wet Dry Vac.
    Boy does thing suck ..... literally. ( good way)
    Had to put it to work.
    Very first thing - quick and easy vacuum out the trunk...

    Interior next.

    Bought a new car carpet shampoo ‘er - trying it out next weekend.


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    Interior vacuum next ....
     
  3. catdad49
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    Are you now known as Corn Cob Conny?!
     
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  4. Please don't bag it and use rubber band tires! NOT COOL!!
     
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  5. My buddy had this RH mirror on his, I would like to have one for my 57 Custom 300.
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  6. corncobcoupe
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    No way man.
    There is a few behind the scenes guys ( who I won’t mention ) they know who they are ....that want me to drop it a little bit - but it won’t be bagged and there is no way Rubber Band’rs will ever be on this car.
     
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  7. corncobcoupe
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    Just .....Cob
     
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  8. Mart
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    That's a really nice car. Always classy. Coldwar Motors has already been mentioned. I've enjoyed watching Jim's one on there. Lots of cool details. I look forward to seeing how this one progresses. They were delivered in fleece lined covers, so I heard or read. Mart.
     
  9. corncobcoupe
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    Man is this cool -
    Inside of the door jam is chrome ......

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    Sorry for the partial towel reflection.
    I had to drape over the side of my C10 to prevent door dings.
     
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  10. Deuces
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    Paul street between Greenfield and Southfield was another test track till it was finally repaved....
     
  11. In my opinion, that is the best looking Lincoln, ever! Congrats on an awesome score!
     
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  12. 19Fordy
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    One of the most beautiful cars ever built. I have been told that Ford lost money on everyone it produced
    as it was a low production hand built car that never made a profit for Ford.
     
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  13. Mr48chev
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    Cool, I have always liked those and there one of the very few cars I'd restore back to stone stock.
    .
     
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  14. WiredSpider
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    Congrats
    I,ve had both a 56 and a 57.
    The most comfortable car I,ve ever owned
    I,d love another one
     
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  15. AHotRod
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    Congratulations brother !
     
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  16. arkiehotrods
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    Beautiful Continental! And just a reminder to those who might not know: The Mark IIs were made by the Continental Division of Ford Motor Company. They are not Lincolns.
     
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  17. olscrounger
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    Beautiful car!! My great Aunt and her husband came to visit us in 57 with theirs. They owned a Hotel and newspaper in Indiana back then.
     
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  18. Looks like it is cleaning up nicely. Nothing like old supple leather. What colour do they call the interior? Keep up the good work.
     
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  19. lippy
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    Beautiful car! I always liked them. I had a 67 2 dr hardtop continental, 462 in it. 5250 weight. Nicest driving and riding car I ever owned. Thats a beauty. Lippy
     
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  20. Like......and I've owned a few 56 Imperials - thought the Connie was always a little better looking.
     
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  21. Fortunateson
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    Yeah Jim on Cold War Motors did some research on the delivery bag promo on these. Apparently when they were shipped the bag got buffeted by the wind and the dealers had to repair the damage to the paint.

    The Mk II was never designed to make money. It's purpose was to raise the image of the Ford Motor Co. and to lure buyers into showrooms so they could spend their money on cars for the lumpen proletariat.
     
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  22. Designed by Gordon Buerhig the man who designed the 36 Cord and the 51 Ford Victoria hard top. This Continental is the best one ever. Congratulations!
     
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  23. guthriesmith
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    Very nice! Congrats Cob! I had a neighbor back when I was in high school that had one of these. I knew nothing about it but still thought it was pretty cool.
     
  24. Don't know the details of your purchase, but if you want to see the current asking $$ of these things, check out the Seattle c'list. There's one posted there by a dealer.
    Damned fine looking car, and when you dig into the build details of them, they are truly impressive.
    Put your fedora on and crooooz!
     
  25. moparboy440
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    An Experience Awaits You - The Excitement Of Being Conservative.
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  26. Mart
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    Cob, if you (or anyone else) hasn't seen it you must check out Jim checking out this Continental literature.



    Mart.
     
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  27. Malcolm
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    I love those cars -- Congrats!!!
     
  28. Atwater Mike
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    Cob... Be advised the tranny comes out with the engine! Frame design and cross members nix removal from the bottom. Engine first, then transmission.
    I did one at my shop in Campbell, CA. Engine from the block. Pistons were $$$, rest wasn't too bad.
    An extreme job, after everything was finished the hood alignment was nightmarish. Paint was fresh black Nitrocellulose. (it was a 'white gloves job'!)
    I cad plated all the removable underhood hardware, bolts/small brackets. Owner won the Concours d'Elegance at Stanford University, 1982.
    These Mark IIs were truly masterpieces by Ford.
     
  29. corncobcoupe
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    Thanks for all the likes and kind words fellas.
    Check now and then as this will be a work in progress and I'll update as things go on.
    Stay tuned.
     
  30. Pitbullgoingpostal
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    These cars are so nice. Beautiful.
     
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