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.
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!
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.
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Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
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