1948 Lincoln Continental


  • 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
  • 1 of 1,650 produced in 1948
  • CCCA Full Classic
  • 292 CI L-head V-12 engine
  • Hydraulic valve lifters
  • Downdraft carburetor
  • 3-speed manual transmission w/ overdrive
  • Column-mounted shifter
  • Bendix drum brakes
  • Black with Red interior and Black Canvas top
  • Power windows
  • Power convertible top
  • Fender skirts
  • Continental kit
  • Bumper guards
  • Rear fender stone guards
  • Dual wipers
  • Amber fog lamps
  • Chrome hubcaps and trim rings
  • Wide Whitewall tires
  • Fully Restored 10+yrs Prior
  • Shows Excellent


Vehicle Specs

The original Lincoln Continental was created because of a trip Edsel Ford took to Europe in 1938. On his return, Edsel asked designer Bob Gregorie to design a one-off custom convertible for his own use that captured the sporty feel of European cars of the time. The design, based on a much-modified Lincoln Zephyr was so impressive that it evolved into the production 1940 Continental. This 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible is the post-World War II evolution of that design and preserves the classic custom styling of the original. The 125-inch wheelbase chassis uses rigid front and rear axles supported by transverse leaf springs and Monroe double-acting shock absorbers. The engine is a 292 CI 45-degree flathead V-12 equipped with a single dual downdraft carburetor producing 125 HP at 3,600 RPM. The V-12 is connected through a single-disc clutch to a column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission with synchronized second and high gears. A closed torque-tube driveshaft sends power to a spiral bevel-gear differential. The 4,135-pound Continental is supported by Firestone wide whitewall tires on 15-inch painted steel wheels with chrome-plated wheel covers and trims rings. The brakes are of the Bendix hydraulic-drum type. The body of this restored Continental is finished in gloss black and accented with a black power-operated convertible top with red trim, dual wipers, standard rear-fender skirts, fender stone guards, and the iconic rear deck-mounted spare tire. The grille carries dual amber fog lamps and both the front and rear chrome-plated bumpers are equipped with massive bumper guards. The interior of this Continental is finished in red leather with red carpets. The instrument-panel trim is gold anodized, and the windows are power-operated. The 1948 Lincoln Continental is recognized as a CCCA Full Classic, and this is one of only 1,650 built for the 1948 model year.

Please Note: Clear NJ Title - Vin:967H561289 Body Number: 876H-56-1081 Chassis #: 8H182054
A Metal Plate is affixed to the firewall with the above numbers. Normally a 1948 lincoln is titled by the Chassis number on the frame which is clear and reads 8H182054 but we believe the car must have been in a state where a VIN plate was required and one was installed to clearly see a vin. We have a clean NJ title in our name and the car was previously sold at MECUM and was no issue.

South Jersey Classics is a 10,000-square foot classic and specialty collector automobile dealer, featuring 50+ vehicles. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Newfield, NJ. Our Dealership is on US Route 40 just off New Jersey Route 55, Exit 39B heading towards Elmer, NJ; conveniently just 40 Minutes East of Philadelphia, 40 Minutes West from the Major New Jersey Shore Points, and 30 minutes North of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Our Showroom is conveniently accessible from all major Southern New Jersey Roadways including New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, I-76, NJ Route 42, NJ Route 55, US Route 40, Atlantic City Expressway, and New Jersey Parkway. Our website is www.SJClassics.com and our phone number is (856) 521-0832. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us anytime for more information or to come to see the vehicle in person.

Engine Type
Engine Size
292 V12
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Color
Body Style
Interior Color
Seating Type
Bench With Column Shift
Seat Material

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