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Old 10-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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I bought this whilst visiting Nevada during the V8 national meet in June/July.

Now the process of getting it home to New Zealand begins.

Looks like pretty good all round condition, but unfortunately it has had the V12 running gear replaced with what I believe to be, '52 Cadillac V8 engine, transmission and rear axle.

Still I will be happy the get this rare vehicle home where I can put my own mark on it and enjoy using this very rare car here in New Zealand.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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nice ride meric you kept that secret while at Tahoe or did you get it after and was a Tahoe find trev nz
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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I was offered it on the Thursday whilst on the self guided tour. but didn't decide to buy it until the following week. I really didn't need to buy another car but it was too good a deal to say no to. I had never really considered buying a Lincoln Continental as they were out of my league, price wise, until now that is
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #5
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Well done. It looks great.

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Old 10-10-2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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Fabulous car. Love the low look. The Cad V8 is a great engine by the way, I have one in my Allard if you want any help with it!

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Very sharp! A real nice looking Lincoln, have fun with her.
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What year is it? I have always liked that style, I believe they were 1942 thru 1948. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:18 AM   #9
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That body style is '42 to '48, the '42's were a bit different in the grille and had no "fog lamps" however, a lot of '42's were retro fit with the fog lamps. The Lincoln was no different from other Ford, etc. products as from '45 to '48 most of the cars built were slightly modified '42 models.
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I have always loved those old Continentals, especially the 40-41s.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #11
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The Cad drive train swap was relatively common in the 50s. Claimed to be for the sake of improving reliability while being more cost effective than repairing the V12 (not unlike the rationalization that Jag sedan owners used a decade or two ago when doing an SBC swap) While that takes it out of the "original" category, it does make it "period correct" for a '50s style car. Looks like a good score.
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Me too... the '40 & '41's are my favorites.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #13
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Back in the 70's I worked at a Ford dealership Body shop. The shop owner had a 40-41 Lincoln Continental convertible stored there. It was about 80 percent of the way thru a total restoration. Beautiful car. I used to sit and look at it everday during my lunch hour.
Right before I left the lead body man told me that the shop owner was willing to give him the 40-41 convertible in exchange for the his labor in restoring the shop owners 48 Lincoln Sedan. I hope the he took the deal. I sure would have...
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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Another very nice car to come to NZ good on you,stamp your personel touch and drive it!! I have brought two in from the US without issue hope it all goes well for you.
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The 12s had a self destruct problem over venting, sludge would form and screw the engine up. The Classic Car Club of Americal allowed engine swaps in the Cont. because of this.
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Thanks for all the positive comments.

Trevo - This is now the 4th vehicle I have imported so I am now getting pretty familiar with the whole process.

I'm just waiting for a few little jobs to be done before I can get it shipped Home.
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there's a 46 on ebay with a early olds engine
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #18
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What year is it? I have always liked that style, I believe they were 1942 thru 1948. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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It's a '48, sorry I should have said that from the start
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:37 AM   #19
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Meric, I don't know what to say! Well done.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #20
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Thanks JD, Looks like it could be here by Xmas
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