Thursday, March 29, 2012

1959 Continental Mark IV

The Continental continues to be an exclusive version of the Lincoln, sporting a specific grille… and a towering price tag.

Continental Mark IV
New this year: two new expensive “formal sedan” and “Executive limousine”.
● Introduction: 1957. Construction: unibody. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 7.0-litre, 350 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: 577 cm. Top speed: 200 kph. Range: four-door sedan, two-door hardtop coupe, four-door “Landau” hardtop sedan, two-door convertible coupe, four-door “formal” sedan, four-door “Executive” limousine.

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