15k: Boulevard Bruiser: 1964 Lincoln Continental

The 1964 Lincoln Continental is one of the few sedans to ever beat the 2-doors good, 4-doors bad mantra.  It is probably because the rear hinged back “suicide” doors and B-pillar-less design looks coupe-ish.  Technically, the Elwood Engle designed Continental does have a B-pillar, but it is very thin and looks like window moldings.  Find this 1964 Lincoln Continental offered for $14,500 in SF Bay Area, CA here on craigslistTip from Kaibeezy.

The 4th generation Continental simply exudes coolness from its pores, and is often featured in big budget Hollywood films.  Razor-hat throwing hench-man of few words Oddjob drives one in Goldfinger, the raincoat sporting badasses in The Matrix sucked a bug through Neo’s belly button in the back of one, and another was driven by Flounder in Animal House, later turned into the awesome Deathmobile.  No other vehicle gets this much positive attention from Hollywood.

The 430 cubic inch (7.0 liter) Ford MEL big block V8 pushes out 320 horsepower and 465 ft-lbs of torque, but don’t expect the car to be fast because 4500 lbs of road hugging weight keeps any quick changes in momentum at bay. 

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