Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:40 pm, April 26, 2010
Just to prove you don’t have to drive way out in the country searching behind barns and under trees for interesting old cars, here’s a 1963 Lincoln Continental hardtop sedan, seen just last week on Buffalo’s east side. With its unique, rear “suicide” doors, the Lincoln was all-new for 1961, and continued on through 1969 with mostly grille, bumper, tail-light, and trim changes. From 1961 through 1967 it was available as this four-door hardtop sedan or America’s only four-door convertible. For the 1967 model year a two-door hardtop was added; for 1968 the convertible was dropped.
Pricing for the ’63 sedan started at $6,074 and the convertible at $6,720. There were 27,849 sedans made that year, while the droptop was quite a bit scarcer with only 3,212 being produced.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
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