For 1966, the fourth-generation Lincoln Continental underwent a second mid-cycle redesign. To better compete against the Cadillac Coupe de Ville and the Imperial Crown Coupe, Lincoln introduced its first two-door pillarless hardtop since 1960. In an effort to increase sales of the five year-old model range, Lincoln reduced the price of the Continental nearly $600 from 1965 while keeping equipment levels identical. The marketing decision proved successful; boosted by the introduction of the two-door body style, the model range increased sales by 36%. While following much of the 1965 restyling (distinguished largely by a new grille and the addition of Continental to the hood), the 1966 Lincoln Continental wore an all new body, growing 5 inches longer (implemented primarily in the rear seats to accommodate more leg room), and nearly an inch taller and wider. Curved side glass made its return (with less obvious tumblehome, to increase interior room). To offer an engine sized comparably to those in the Imperial (440 cubic inches in 1966) and Cadillac (429 cubic inches, 472 cubic inches in 1968), the 430 V8 was enlarged to 462 cubic inches. Only two owners have cared for this beautiful Continental over the past 53 years, with the most recent having cared for it since 1977! Amazing condition inside and out, and the car runs and drives extremely well. The 462 V8 and Twin Range Turbo Drive transmission were both professionally rebuilt back in 1991 with approximately 7000 miles being driven since. The paint and chrome were refinished in 2001 and still look amazing. In the last couple months the car was treated to a new battery, new exhaust, carb rebuild, and tune up. Tires and brakes are like new. The black leather interior appears to be very much original, and records found in the glove box show that the second owner had the leather seats conditioned at each oil change! This was the first hardtop coupe offered by Lincoln since 1960, and you don't see many of these on the road today. Impress at your next car show, cruise night, or date night. Ready for an extended road trip at any time! Reasonable offers encouraged; we can assist with financing/shipping please ask!