Don’t call it a Lincoln.
The Continental Mark II was an ambitious project of the Ford Motor Company to create an exclusive luxury coupe that would rival any in the world. Designed as a successor to the 1939-48 Lincoln Continental, the Mark II was given it’s own new division within Ford, ‘Continental’, and was hand-assembled. It was powered by the same 368 cubic inch V8 used by Ford in its Lincoln cars, and the car was equipped with many features. The only option was air conditioning. It’s said that Ford lost $1000 on each Mark II, and 3005 cars (including prototypes) were produced in 1956 and 1957. After the run, the Continental Division was folded into Lincoln, and the Mark II was succeeded by the 1958 Mark III, which was aligned with other regular production Lincolns.
Now, in the past when I have taken pictures, I have not been diligent enough to really record the details of my shooting. I will do my best to include what information I can.
This picture of a 1956 Continental Mark II was shot during the 2017 Kars on King event in Oshawa, Ontario. I used my Fuji FinePix S1500 in Auto mode, which gave a setting of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed 1/160, ISO64. I brought the image into Adobe Photoshop for adjustments and cropping, and then finally used Topaz Adjust to make more dramatic adjustments to the final image.
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