The story behind Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II

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Front and center on the Lincoln Stand at the New York International Auto Show, the brand is displaying Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II. One of many models that demonstrate a century-long commitment to the stunning design and innovation that elevated Lincoln to iconic status. William Clay Ford Sr. led the development of this vehicle as a tribute to his father, Edsel Ford. With an MSRP of $9,995, the Mark II was the most expensive American-produced vehicle of its time. Only 3,005 were hand-built and offered every luxury feature available.

The story behind Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II

The New York Motor Show had its share of vehicles this month. A main attraction was this Lincoln Continental bought new by Elvis Presley.

Front and center on the Lincoln Stand at the New York International Auto Show, the brand is displaying Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II. One of many models that demonstrate a century-long commitment to the stunning design and innovation that elevated Lincoln to iconic status. William Clay Ford Sr. led the development of this vehicle as a tribute to his father, Edsel Ford. With an MSRP of $9,995, the Mark II was the most expensive American-produced vehicle of its time. Only 3,005 were hand-built and offered every luxury feature available.

Angie Marchese, the vice president of archives and exhibits at Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland found this Lincoln in Australia and some wheeling and dealing had to be done to acquire it.

Elvis loved Cadillacs and Lincolns and one day he bought 32 Cadillacs and he gave them all away by that afternoon.

Front and center on the Lincoln Stand at the New York International Auto Show, the brand is displaying Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II. One of many models that demonstrate a century-long commitment to the stunning design and innovation that elevated Lincoln to iconic status. William Clay Ford Sr. led the development of this vehicle as a tribute to his father, Edsel Ford. With an MSRP of $9,995, the Mark II was the most expensive American-produced vehicle of its time. Only 3,005 were hand-built and offered every luxury feature available.

This Mark II cost around $10,000 new and was one of the most expensive cars at the time. Only 3000 were made and the stars loved them. Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor bought one at the time.

The back story on this car is that Elvis didn’t buy it because it was the most expensive, he bought it because he just needed a new car.

Front and center on the Lincoln Stand at the New York International Auto Show, the brand is displaying Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II. One of many models that demonstrate a century-long commitment to the stunning design and innovation that elevated Lincoln to iconic status. William Clay Ford Sr. led the development of this vehicle as a tribute to his father, Edsel Ford. With an MSRP of $9,995, the Mark II was the most expensive American-produced vehicle of its time. Only 3,005 were hand-built and offered every luxury feature available.

He used it as a driver and he put nearly all of the miles on this Lincoln.

Elvis has a Lincoln Premier at the time and due to some fans putting graffiti on the Premier he traded it in for this Mark II. Miami Lincoln Mercury gave Elvis $7100.00 for his Premier on trade and Elvis drove the new Lincoln himself from Miami to Memphis.

Front and center on the Lincoln Stand at the New York International Auto Show, the brand is displaying Elvis Presley’s 1956 Continental Mark II. One of many models that demonstrate a century-long commitment to the stunning design and innovation that elevated Lincoln to iconic status. William Clay Ford Sr. led the development of this vehicle as a tribute to his father, Edsel Ford. With an MSRP of $9,995, the Mark II was the most expensive American-produced vehicle of its time. Only 3,005 were hand-built and offered every luxury feature available.

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