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CONTINENTAL MARK II (US) 1956-1957
Topic Started: Mar 29 2014, 10:28 PM (538 Views)
DaWeber
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In 1956, Ford Motor Corp elected to establish a new car division , separate from Lincoln-Mercury. The only car body ever produced was a 2 door Coupe. This vehicle was a top of the line production model and utilized many of the design features that had been included on the original Lincoln- Continental from 1941-1948. But, it was never to be considered to be a Lincoln . As stated above, it was as much a Ford as it was a Lincoln. However, these cars were sold through the Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. They were introduced to compete in sales with the Cadillac Eldorados and other high priced special cars at that time . But during 1957, this concept of a high end costly personal car was canceled and the Continental production ceased operations. The Lincoln Division then began using the Lincoln Continental for many years before the name was finally changed to just the MARK with Roman Numerals following up to the number V111, before the Series was discontinued. No other body styles were ever manufactured for the consumer market; although a few specially modified convertibles by the factory have been noted to still exist.

Small scale models of this car in diecast up until recently were nonexistent. But with the closing down operations of longtime model/toy manufacturer Yat Ming; these models were discovered in storage in a warehouse in China . They were discovered along with some existing models of other US cars that were previously issued in about 2007 or 2008 in a " Then and Now"Series with modern Corvettes , Chrysler 300s and Ford Mustangs and the corresponding models from earlier decades. The Y M brand name was Road Signature. I have no idea why these Mark IIs were never issued but am elated to see them now finally available to the collector market.
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Yatming '56 Continental Mark II
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I want one! My favorite Ford product - EVER!
(Of course anybody who knows me knows that I'm not a Ford fan . . . :lol: )
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