1965 Lincoln Continental hard top sedan - original survivor!

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Lincoln
Model:Continental
Year:1965
Fuel Type:GAS
Color:Blue
Mileage:107,000
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Blue
Engine:7.0L 7048CC 430Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base
Number of Cylinders:8
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Description

Waiting in a garage for perhaps 20 years, my good friend and I brought this beautiful vehicle back to life in the early 2000s and it's been with me since. If I recall correctly, it was originally purchased by a doctor residing in Pennsylvania.
I am re-listing this after an unsuccessful transaction with an individual on the west coast.
For several years I drove the car regularly, including many 300 mile round trips. Alas, it is now time for me to sell because I have moved nearer to the city, where a $100/month garage is not exactly in my budget
Mechanically, the car is sound and drivable. Just know that it is not currently inspected and I would recommend a tow to its new home. So much of this car was restored or repaired by me and my friends -- too much to recall and/or list. Some notable overhauls include complete brakes, fuel (including tank), and exhaust (including manifolds). Admittedly, the car needs body work and surely deserves new paint. What you do not see in the bright DAYTIME photos is some wheel well rust which should be corrected before painting the vehicle. Furthermore, the front seats should be reupholstered, although they are not torn.
Although totally drivable, a tuneup and carb rebuild are in order. As it stands, I last rebuilt the carb in a hurry and without a working accelerator pump due to a parts order screwup. This kind of thing can be fixed in a day or less with the right parts.
The motor is the MEL 430 V8 (7.0L) aka torque monster. The gear selection lever actually gives the driver the ability to start off in second gear! Speaking of the trans, it always shifts very well, provided you use the correct fluid. I did install a trans cooler which certainly helps in the hot weather.
Here's a short video of the 430 purring along:
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There are quite a few gadgets on this car, and most of them work. Namely, some things which do not work (to the extent I can remember) are the four main windows (the small ones work fine and the main ones just stopped working) and the AC (I cut the belt long ago, although the clutch did engage on demand per the AC console lever). Naturally, the stock radio is nonworking albeit present, though the car is set up for a standard DIN: the custom cage is inconspicuous and the wiring is mostly present.
The car is a driver, but is also a fantastic restoration candidate. I'm hoping it lands in a good home. The title is clear and in-hand. Feel free to contact me any time. Thanks for looking!

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