1956-1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II Specifications

The Lincoln Continental Mark II will go down as one of the most elegant flops in automobile history. Despite classic styling and massive promotion, it was simply too expensive for the average -- or even above-average -- consumer.

Check out the specifications of the Mark II in the chart below.

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The 1956-1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II may not have lasted very long, but its devotees' loyalty is enduring.

1956-1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II Specifications

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General Specifications
Manufacturer
Continental Division, Ford Motor Company
Dates of Manufacture
June 1955-May 1957
Body Type
two-door hardtop
As-New Price
$9,695 (1956), $9,966 (1957)
Wheelbase (in.)
126.0
Overall Length (in.)
218.5
Overall Width (in.) 77.5
Overall Height (in.)
56.0
Shipping Weight (lbs)
4,797 (1956), 4,825 (1957)

Drivetrain Specifications
Engine Type ohv V-8
Bore x Stroke (in.)
4.00 x 3.66
Displacement (cu. in.)
368.0
Compression Ratio (:1)
9.0 (1956), 10.0 (1957)
Carburetion
4-barrel downdraft (Holley 1956, Carter 1957)
Exhaust System
dual
Horsepower @ rpm
285 @ 4,600 (1956), 300 @ 4,600 (1957)
Torque @ rpm (lbs/ft)
402 @ 3,000 (1956), 415 @ 3,000 (1957)
Fuel Capacity (gal)
25
Crankcase Capacity (qts)
5
Radiator Capacity (qts)
25.5
Transmission Type
Lincoln Turbo-Drive 2-speed torque-converter automatic
Final Drive ratio (:1)
3.07

Chassis Specifications
Front Suspension independent; upper and lower control arms with ball joints, coil springs, temperature-sensitive shock absorbers
Rear Suspension
live axles, semi-elliptic leaf springs, temperature-sensitive shock absorbers
Steering
power-assisted recirculating ball
Turns Lock-to-Lock
3.9
Turn Diameter (curb-to-curb, ft)
45.3
Brakes
power-assisted 12.0-inch cast-iron drums front and rear
Wheels (in.)
15 x 6.5 (drop-center rim)
Tires (in.)
8.20 x 15 (tubeless 4-ply whitewall)

Standard Equipment
Power steering; power brakes; power front seat; power door windows; power vent windows; AM radio; heater; choice of cloth or leather upholstery; full interior and trunk carpeting; tachometer; electric clock; full engine instrumentation; tubeless whitewall tires; full wheel covers; dual exhausts.

Performance (a)
0-60 Acceleration (mph)
12-14
Top Speed (mph)
110-115
Fuel Consumption (mpg)
8-11
(a): Ratings based on contemporary road reports

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