1959 Lincoln Continental
The Mark IV Lincoln Contiental

1959 Lincoln Continental

1959 brought forth the 4th and undoubtedly the finest in the distinguished series of the Lincoln Continental. The Town Car and Limousine are the ultimate in elegance and craftsmanship and carried a hefty price tag of over $10,000. The main bones of the Continental body features unframed construction with welded steel body and frame with safety door locks and safety glass in every window. The exterior is polished with baked enamel with two primer coats, two sealer coats and two pigmented finish coats to give it the ultimate sheen. Inside, there is a padded instrument panel, deep comfort seats, scotch-grain leathers and deep-piled carpeting. Standard equipment includes power steering, power brakes, electric clock, 6-way power seat, power-operated window vents, and tinted windows.

1959 Lincoln Continental Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Continental Series
N/A 23A 4-dr Executive Limo - 6P $10,230 5,450 lbs 49
N/A 23B 4-dr Formal Sedan - 6P $9,208 5,450 lbs 78
N/A 54A 4-dr Sedan - 6P $6,845 5,155 lbs 955
N/A 65A 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $6,598 5,050 lbs 1,703
N/A 68A 2-dr Convertible - 6P $7,056 5,175 lbs 2,195
N/A 75A 4-dr Hardtop Sedan - 6P $6,845 5,155 lbs 6,146

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Overall Height Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Continental 131 in 227.1 in 56.7 in 80.1 in 61 in 61 in 9.50 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1959 Lincoln

First Symbol - Engine
H = 430 V8 - 4bbl J= 430 V8 with (3) 2 bbl
Second Symbol - Year
9 = 1959
Third Symbol - Assembly Plant
Y = Wixom, MI.
Fourth Symbol - Body Series
A = 1958-1959 Capri 2 Dr Hardtop; 1959 4 Dr Sedan; 1959 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
B = 1958 Capri 4 Dr Hardtop; 1959 Premiere 4 Dr Sedan; 1959 Premiere 4 Dr Hardtop; 1959 Premier 2 Dr Hardtop; 1959 Continental
D = 1959 Premiere 4 Dr Hardtop
E or F = 1958 Continental 2 Dr Hardtop
K = 1958 Capri 4 Dr Sedan
L = 1958 Premiere 4 Dr Sedan
M = 1958 Continental 4 Dr Sedan
Fifth Symbol - Division
4 = Lincoln
Last Five Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 00001

1959 Lincoln Continental Photos

1959 Lincoln Options and Accessories

Description Description
Turbo Drive Dual Range Transmission Power Brakes
Power Steering Dual Exhaust
Back-up Lights Courtesy Lights
Electric Clock Foam Rubber Cushions
Windshield Wipers Padded Instrument Panel
Padded Sun Visors Turn Signals
Wheel Covers Oil Level Warning Light
Non Glare Inside Mirror Remote Control Outside Mirror
4-way Power Seat and Power Windows 6-way Power Seat
Power Operated Window Vents Side Windows
Tinted Glass All Leather Upholstery
Air Conditioning Automatic Door Locks
Rocker Panel Molding Directed Power Differential
Electronic Headlamp Dimmer Fuel Tank Lock
Heater Defroster
Power Lubrication Remote Control Trunk Lock
Travel Tuner Radio with Dual Speakers FM Radio Receiver
Electric Dual Antennas White Sidewall Tires
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