The 1962 Lincoln Contiental Convertible

1962 Lincoln Continental

Not too much had changed with the '62 Continental except for the removal of the front bumper guards and a few pounds and inches here and there in addition to being slightly lower than the previous year. The Lincoln Continental was the only 4-door convertible offered on the American market. Available again in 1962 was the suicide doors that opened to the center and hinged to the body instead of the center pillar. Plus a light on the instrument panel blinks a warning if the rear doors are not fully closed when the ignition is on. The entire body of the 4-door sedan is welded into a single unit and protected by four coats of baked enamel. Inside, a combination of leather and vinyl fabric along with walnut paneling contribute to the classic elegance of the Lincoln Continental. Standard features on the Continental included a 430 cid V8 engine, automatic transmission, power windows, power brakes, and power steering.

1962 Lincoln Continental Production and Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Continental Series
82 53A 4-dr Sedan - 6P $6,074 4,929 lbs 27,849
86 74A 4-dr Convertible - 6P $6,720 5,213 lbs 3,212

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Continental 123 in 213 in 80.3 in - - 9.00 x 14 (9.50 x 14 - convertible)

Vin Number Decoding - 1962 Lincoln

Location: Stamped on the right inner fender apron under hood.
First Symbol - Model Year
2 = 1962
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
Y = Wixom, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
82 = Continental Sedan 86 = Continental Convertible
Fifth Symbol - Engine
H = 430 - V8 K = 430 - V8
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 400001

1962 Lincoln Options and Accessories

Description Description
Air Conditioner Heater
Automatic Transmission 430 cid V8 engine
Power Steering Power Windows
Carpeting Electric Clock
Electric Radio Antenna Power Door Locks
Walnut Applique Instrument Panel Padded Instrument Panel
Dual Exhaust Folding Center Armrests
Automatic Headlight Dimmer Power Vent Windows
Automatic Trunk Release 6-way Power Seats
Speed Control Tinted Glass
Directed Power Differential  

1962 Lincoln Continental Photos

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