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.