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A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world.

Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION
  • ORIGINALLY SPECIALLY BUILT FOR HENRY FORD’S ONLY GRANDDAUGHTER; JOSEPHINE “DODY” FORD!
  • PREVIOUSLY DISPLAYED AT THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
  • TOP-OF-THE-LINE 1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II
  • ONE OF ONLY 2,419 BUILT!
  • RARE LUXURY MODEL ONLY BUILT FOR 1956 AND 1957!
  • STUNNING SPECIAL ORDER FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
  • SEVERAL RARE SPECIAL ORDER FEATURES INCLUDING UNIQUE INTERIOR TRIM AND FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING WITHOUT THE EXTERNAL BODY VENTS
  • DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES DISPLAY SIGN FROM THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, COPY OF THE ORIGINAL CONTINENTAL DIVISION ORDER SHEET LISTING THIS SERIAL NUMBER AS FOR “MRS. WALTER B. FORD”
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES TO BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY WITH INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTED OWNERSHIP PROVENANCE!
  • A COLLECTORS DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • FACTORY AIR CONDITIONG
  • POWER LEATHER SEAT
  • POWER WINDOWS & POWER VENT WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • TOWN & COUNTRY AM RADIO
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • The Continental Mark II debuted at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Its fashion forward lines fitted in nicely with the European marques also on display. First available for 1956 this incredible motorcar was the product of mostly hand built construction utilizing only the finest materials available. The interior of these exclusive vehicles were lavish with power features, full leather and instrumentation that rivaled the precision of the finest watchmakers. Power was derived from the 368 cubic inch V8 that produced an incredible 285 horsepower. This level of performance and luxury was not without cost, considering the cost of nearly $10,000 when new. The Mark II attracted the same clientele of Rolls-Royce with numerous famous owners including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Rockefeller, and U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower. Only 3,005 would be built between 1956 and 1957 and today the Continental Mark II remains to be one of the most sought after models by collectors across the globe.

    The incredible 1956 Continental Mark II featured here is finished in the stunning factory, special order, color combination of Silver Gray Iridescent over a white and bright red leather interior. This particular example was completed at the Allen Park, Michigan assembly in March 1956 and was special ordered for Josephine “Dody” Ford; daughter of Edsel Ford, the only granddaughter of Henry Ford and sister to Henry Ford II. A copy of the original Continental Division order lists the car as constructed for “Mrs. Walter B. Ford” and mentions several special features including a special interior treatment with contrasting white and bright Red leather. Several other notable features include the lack of rear quarter vents; a standard feature of factory A/C Mark II’s, but one that Josephine did not care for. This is perhaps the only Continental Mark II to have been constructed with factory air condition, but without the rear quarter vents. A meticulously maintained example since new, today the Continental presents wonderfully while a mere 61,112 miles are present on the odometer. In 2014 this Mark II’s unique provenance helped gain its entry into the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance! With a notable concours appearance and incredible, documented ownership provenance, this Continental Mark II is one of the best examples of this limited model to be found on the market today and will certainly bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this stunning 1956 Continental Mark II to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates this rare limited production luxury vehicle. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    Year:
    1956
    Make:
    Continental
    Model:
    Mark II
    Color:
    Silver Grey Iridescent
    VIN:
    C56F3054
    Mileage:
    61,112
    Stock Number:
    407328_MarkII

    Engine:
    368ci 6.0L V8
    Transmission:
    3-Speed Automatic "Turbo-Drive"
    Style:
    Coupe
    NADA VALUE
    $94,050.00
    DISCOUNT
    $4,150.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $89,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    Financing

    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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