1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible
The stunning and elegant 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible you see here was once loaned to the White House for First Lady’s personal use. Parent company Ford offered this beautiful Lincoln Continental Convertible to Jacqueline Kennedy for personal use, and it’s now headed for auction. As you’d expect, this convertible packs all the necessary Secret Service equipment, such as an under-dash radio – or, at least, it used to. Nonetheless, Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal vehicle still deserves a lot of attention and I’m one of many more than happy to oblige.
Completely restored, Lincoln’s four-door convertible looks quite nice. Powered by a 7.0-liter V8, good for around 300 hp, mated to a three-speed automatic transmission, this convertible was meant to provide its passengers luxury and comfort. Equipped with power features like steering, brakes, windows and the canvas top, this things will remind you just how incredible it was to own a Continental back in 1961. The iconic Continental was originally a rejected Thunderbird design, but we’re all glad one of the most desirable American cars ever to be made wasn’t completely scrapped. If you agree, be a part of the Mecum Monterey auction on August 18.