A new year calls for a new collector car at Barrett Jackson’s Scottsdale event in the last week of January. Amongst the herd of gleaming, pristine, valuable metal investments set to roll across the auction block is a custom 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II. This elegant coupe from the Eisenhower administration is dripping in style with sharpened tailfins and 850 horsepower.
Credit for bringing this custom Lincoln coupe goes to SIC Chops, based in Arizona. Every aspect of the vehicle is custom. The body, from bumper to bumper, has been modified, including the roof, which is 2.75-inches lower than the original. Underneath the bodywork is all-new sheet metal, including terminates inside the rear bumper for the flush-mounted dual exhaust. The low-riding Lincoln Mark II rolls on suspension from a Corvette C6 and custom wheels from Colorado Custom.
The 1956 Lincoln Continental custom Mark II features a Jon Kasse 520 ci Ford V8 engine with a brawny set of Kaase Boss semi-hemispherical heads. The engine is rated at 850 horsepower and sent to the rear wheels via a Chevrolet-branded automatic transmission. Some may call that blasphemous, but who could stay mad in a Lincoln ride with a Lexus-based interior? In addition, the car’s dashboard features unique Dakota Digital gauges and a Colorado Custom steering wheel. Another unique touch is Mae West’s autograph under the trunk decklid, although it is unclear what it’s doing there. The Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction runs January 21 through 29, 2023.
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