• April 9, 2015

1956 Continental MKII

1956 Continental MKII

1956 Continental MKII Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: 2 door hardtop
Factory Price: $9,695
Production: 1,325
Weight: 4,825 lbs
Engine: Y-block V8, 4-bbl
Horse Power: 285
Cubic Inches: 368
Wheel Base: 126 in
Transmission: Turbo Drive, 3 speed automatic
Brakes: Power Drum brakes


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] The Continental Division of Ford Motor Co. stopped the production of the Continental in 1948 due to falling sales and a need for a newer body style. Plans to reintroduce the Continental were in process shortly after last year’s models rolled off the assembly line.

The new Continental was to have all the classic features of the old car and include the latest and greatest styling elements of the time, intended to inspire auto stylists for decades. In addition to creating the most beautiful American car of the day, the goal was to create the finest and most luxurious car the world has ever known.

The 1956 Continental was completely hand assembled with numerous quality checks along the way. The Continental before you is 100% original. Note the hub caps which were hand assembled with each fin attached by hand and hand painted. All of this great care and precision contributed to the steep selling price of $10,000, $11,000 if purchased with air conditioning. Keep in mind the average cost of a house in those days was $18,000.