Lot #111

1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

  • Auction Estimate
  • Sale Type
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Style
  • VIN #
    H-95191 / Body # 06H56-69
  • Mileage
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Cylinders
  • Engine Size
  • Transmission
    3 Speed

Price Realized: 49,500


The Lincoln Continental originated at the hands of Edsel Ford, then President of the Lincoln Motor Company. Working alongside automotive designer Eugene Gregorie, the partnership produced one of the most iconic and elegant automobiles of the 20th century. Frank Lloyd Wright considered the 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet “The most beautiful car of all time.” A full CCCA Classic car, only 351 Lincoln Continental Cabriolets were produced in the first production year. All early production cars were hand-built and featured hand-formed body panels.

This 1940 Lincoln Continental, Body #06H56-69, is the 69th Lincoln Continental Cabriolet produced and has been confirmed by the LCOC registrar with documentation showing a build date of January 22, 1940. Built on the chassis of the famous Lincoln Zephyr, the Continental was powered by Lincoln’s famous V-12 engine, and has a lowered and elongated body. This vehicle was last registered in 2012 following a period of careful indoor storage.

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)