1964 Lincoln Continental

Posted in 1960s, Classic Cars, Continental, Lincoln by Richard

1964 Lincoln Continental is a very special car. The name Continental has a history. It was inspired by 1940’s Lincoln Continental 12-cylinder engine. So, this model is a special model. It represents ambiance and prestige. Also, some mechanical parts were the courtesy of Lincoln. Drive train was one of them.

 Convertible: This 1964 Lincoln Continental had high-quality finishing, and because of the size it was easy to drive. The theme design remained almost the same as 1961; only few minor changes were made. Luggage space increased 15%. This 1964 Lincoln Continental was available in 18 different colors. It had 430 cubic-inch engine which could supply 320 horsepower. One of the most astonishing features of this car was “suicide style” rear doors. In fact, this four-door system was very uncommon which was seen last in 1941.

Town Brougham: This model was built in 1961 for White House, but got rejected. It was small with 221.3 inches. Unlike many cars, it had no side windows, glove box, waster reservoir, etc.

Sedan: This 1964 Lincoln Continental is an original car. It only traveled 1,019 miles. In 2005, the third/current owner of this special car did some maintenance of this car as it contained dust of 41 long years. Then, he got authentic pristine and Lipstick Red look.

Prototype Limousine, Chassis Num 4Y82N406266: This model was sold at staggering 243,500 dollars in 2011. It was produced in 1965. For security, the manufacturer added handrails. This car was used by the astronauts of Apollo 8, 11, 13, and 15 when they were back in the planet Earth.

Specifications: It was produced from 1961 to 1969. The price ranged from 6,290 to 6,935 dollars. It weighs 5,050 lbs or 2,290.641 kg with 100 mph or 160.9 km/h maximum speed.

Sales: According to 35 auctions, average sale value of 1964 Lincoln Continental is 32,544 dollars, the lowest is 110 dollars, and the highest is 319,000 dollars.

1961 Aston Martin DB4

Posted in 1960s, Aston Martin, Classic Cars, DB4 by Richard

This 1961 Aston Martin DB4 is the creation of a great man named Sir David Brown. All DB cars were built from 1958 to 1963. Only 1040 pieces were produced, and the coachwork was done in Milan.

Fastback Coupe, Chassis Num DB4527R: The development of DB cars began in 1956. The first public appearance was in London Motor Show. The engines of DB cars are better than other cars. Unlike other cars, its body is very light. When found, the odometer read 79,800 miles. It was brought at RM Auctions in 2011.   The expected price was from 175,000 to 225,000 dollars, but remained unsold.

Feedback Coupe, Chassis Num DB41342R: This 1961 Aston Martin DB4 car was green. Then restoration was done from 1978 to 1981. Then it was painted Chrome. In 2008, it was expected to sell at an auction with an estimated price of 195,000-245,000 dollars, and finally sold at 162,250 dollars.

Fastback Coupe, Chassis Num DB4/527/R, Engine Num: 370/538: This 1961 Aston Martin DB4 involved further improvement. It was sold in London. The exterior of this car was dark red livery, and the interior was Connolly leather. In 2010, it was expected to sell at an auction with 200,000-250,000 dollars, but it remained unsold.

Chassis num: DB4/527/R: In 2006, it was expected to sell from 135,000 to 165,000 dollars, and sold at 128,000 dollars. Then in 2011, it was sold at 189,937 dollars.

Specifications: 1961 Aston Martin DB4 was produced from 1958 to 1963. The price is from10, 500 to 11,250 dollars. It weighs 2880 lbs or 1306.346 kg, and can accelerate up to 135 mph or 215.606 km/h.

Sales: The average sale is 167,547 dollars, the lowest is 63,439 dollars, and the highest is 232.437 dollars. It is also obvious that in 2006, the sales were really good. Unfortunately, in 2009, the sales were not good. 2011 and 2012 have been very successful years for this 1961 Aston Martin DB4.

1969 Ford Mustang GT500

Posted in 1960s, Ford, Mustang by Richard

1969 Ford Mustang GT500 is one of the best cars ever produced by Ford. In fact, it is a joint venture of both Shelby and Ford, though the relationship did not last very long. The birth of Mustang was in New York World’s Fair. It was so good that it got attention from the car lovers immediately. It was very compact, tight, not so big & heavy. Maybe this is the reason people loved Mustang. Before this model, car manufacturers were increasing the size without thinking a lot. But Mustang shook all of them. Believe it or not, Mustang was featured in world famous magazines like Times and News week. In fact, mustang was the cover page! So, it is very clear that Mustang was a blockbuster since its birth. On the first day more than 22,000 pieces were ordered. And it increased to 418,000 pieces within one year. It broke all records, and created a new benchmark for the first year sale of a new car. It was powered by three V8 engines, capable of accelerating 271 horsepower.

The manufacturer was doing redesigns ceaselessly until 1973. It added fox body in 1979, and it continued until 1993. 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 was larger and heavier. Famous “the Boss-302” was also produced in 1969. Boss-429 is considered one of the rare mustangs ever produced; only 857 pieces were made. Unfortunately, no 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 was produced in 1970.

Specifications: It was produced from 1964 to 1973 and weighs 3440 lbs or 1560. 358 kg. Total production of 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 is 3,150 pieces, Mustang is 2,212,415 pieces, Convertibles is 335 pieces, and Coupes is 2,815 pieces.

Sales: According to 74 auctions, average value is 113, 5212 dollars, the lowest is 33,550 dollars, and the highest is 742,500 dollars. Since 2004, the sales have been moderate. 2008 was the best year for this car.