’64 Lincoln Continental

You never know what you’re going to get in this business. When Mert popped the trunk on this pretty, 1960s tile bathroom-colored Continental, a dude who was bound and gagged with duct tape and wearing a thong jumped out and ran away. Yikes! Mert was taken aback.

In any case, we cleaned the vehicle of any residue from its potentially very Blue Velvety adventures, and put it on sale for $14.

Mert and I will never get why Lesney made this car with an opening trunk instead of working “suicide doors,” that very thing for which the old Continental is most remembered. If you’re not familiar with “suicide doors” check the placement of the door handles on this model. They don’t make ’em like THAT any more.

This particular model has some visible paint imperfections, especially on the roof, but is still a nice-looking car. Vast swaths of unsullied paint keep this one in the Excellent category.

MATCHBOX LESNEY No. 31 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL – 1964 – EXCELLENT • $14

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