Continental Mark II 

  • $10k built in USA
  • 1956-1957
  • 285 HP 6.0L
Eventually an owner in Georgia fitted an original H & E top and envisioned a sleeker design to the fabric boot that covered the convertible top when stowed.
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In 1956, two pre-production Mark II convertibles were created to expand the Continental Division range within Ford.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Continental Mark II

0-60mph

Mark II
11.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Data points Key details of the Continental Mark II

Price

Mark II
$10k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Number built

Mark II
3,000 cars
Veneno
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Continental Mark II

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Over a two year production span, the model was a successful as a halo car to the Ford brand with over 3000 units sold.
Despite the high price tag, Ford still lost money on every model, which they would correct for the 1958 model year.
10
Dec

Continental Mark II Convertible

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Eventually an owner in Georgia fitted an original H & E top and envisioned a sleeker design to the fabric boot that covered the convertible top when stowed.
What most people don't know is that the Mark II was originally conceived as a convertible in 1953 from drawnings by Charley Phaneuf.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Continental
Price $9,966
Type of car Production car
Year 1956-1957
Number built 3,000 cars

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears

engine

Displacement 6,030 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas

road tests

0-60mph 11.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 17.89 lb/hp
Maximum hp 285 HP @ 4,600 RPM
Maximum torque 401 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,100 lb
Width 77.5 in
Height 56 in
Length 218.4 in
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