Thursday, March 29, 2012

1957 Continental Mark II

No visible modification is brought to the universally acclaimed Continental Mark II. Ford’s engineers succeeded in lightening its chassis by about fifty pounds, though. A single copy of a convertible version is also built this year by Derham, with no further ambition than to be shown at various car shows.

Continental Mark II
● Introduction: October 1955. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 6.0-litre, 300 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic gearbox. Suspension: independent at the front, rigid axle at the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels, with servo. Length: 555 cm. Top speed: 200 kph. Range: two-door hardtop coupe, two-door convertible coupe.

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