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  • This car was assigned to the late President John F. Kennedy for his use in Florida.
  • Two body styles were offered in 1962, 4-door sedan and a 4-door convertible.
  • New sound deadeners were added to the cowl, floor pans, and wheel wells.

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Introduced in October 1955, the completely new Continental Mark II represented a revival of the original Lincoln Continental theme produced from 1939 to 1948.  In 1958, the Mark III was introduced, followed by the Mark IV for 1959, and the Mark V for 1960.  The 1958 to 1960 Lincoln Continentals were the biggest American cars of the postwar era and came onto the market at a time when criticism of large cars was just beginning to surface.  Sales began to drop and for 1961, Lincoln’s completely restyled Continental was advertised as “America's only compact luxury car.”

Continued almost unchanged in 1962, the new Lincoln Continental was offered again in two body styles, a 4-door sedan and a 4-door convertible.  Among the few changes for 1962 was a redesigned roof having a flatter appearance, and a new square back window.  Two new interior fabrics were made available, and grained walnut applique was used on panel and door trim.  In addition, new sound deadeners were added to the cowl, floor pans, and wheel wells.  This 1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible was assigned to the late John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, for his use in Florida.

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