1965 Lincoln Continental
The 1965 Lincoln Contiental

1965 Lincoln Continental

A new grille and parking lights are mounted as a single unit in the front fenders and the lines of the new front grille form one horizontal unit on the 1965 Lincoln Continental. The rear styling evolved into an uncluttered look with a clean sweep of metal framed by new ribbed taillights. Inside the interior scheme reflects attention to detail. Upholstery was available in new Moire fabric, new leathers and traditional wool broadcloth while carpets are molded door-to-door in one seamless piece. The Continental was America's only 4-door convertible provides the interior space and comfort of the 4-door sedan with the ease and luxury of an automatic convertible. Along with its four center-opening doors and the largest rear passenger compartment of any convertible made. Convertible tops came in black, white, blue or tan.

1965 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 $6,292 5,075 lbs 36,824
86 74A 4-dr Convertible - 6P $6,798 5,475 lbs 3,356

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Continental 126 in 216.3 in 78.6 in - - 9.15 x 15

Vin Number Decoding - 1965 Lincoln

Location: Stamped on the right inner fender apron under hood.
First Symbol - Model Year
5 = 1965
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
Y = Wixom, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
82 = Continental Sedan 86 = Continental Convertible
Fifth Symbol - Engine
N = 430 - V8 K = 430 - V8
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 400001

1965 Lincoln Options and Accessories

Description Description
Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission 430 cid V8
Air Conditioner Heater
Power Steering Dual Exhaust
Vinyl Roof Power Trunk Lock
Individually Adjustable Front Seats Visor Vanity Mirror
Trip Ododmeter Transistorized Radio with Rear Speaker
Undercoating Padded Instrument Panel
Defroster 6-way Power Seats
Power Radio Antenna Remote Control Outside Rearview Mirror
Power Brakes Carpeting
Windshield Washer Power Door Locks
Automatic Headlight Dimmer Emergency Flasher
AM/FM Push-button Radio Speed Control
Movable Steering Wheel Special Leather Trim
Tinted Glass Door Edge Guards
Closed Crankcase Emission Reduction System Directed Power Differential


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