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After driving Infiniti FX35s and FX45s for about 10 years, finally decided to "Buy American" and we bought a new 2014 MKZ for my wife and a new 2015 MKC for myself. Both actually ride better than the Infinitis and the 4 cylinder Eco-Boost engines put out plenty of power with great gas mileage (both get around 24 mpg in city/country driving).

By the way, I also own a mint 1958 Continental 2dr HT with about 50,000 original miles, and previously owned some nice Lincoln convertibles (1958-1961). When it comes to gas mileage the new Lincolns have it all over the older Continentals. As to looks - you be the judge.

So far, so good!


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Welcome back to US machinery. (I had a fling with Saabs in the 70's and 80's).
That '58 is an imposing machine! Does it have a 368 Y block?
Here is my ol girl - 312 Y block
 

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Welcome back to US machinery. (I had a fling with Saabs in the 70's and 80's).
That '58 is an imposing machine! Does it have a 368 Y block?
Here is my ol girl - 312 Y block
All Continentals from 1958 to 1960, and possibly beyond, have a 430 cubic inch engine. Here is a picture of my engine in the '58 Continental.

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Mega motor for sure. One of the MEL series of Ford motors, a sister to the Y block even though few parts are shared. Lasted in the Lincoln lineup until 1965 or maybe 1968 depending what source you pick up........
Predecessor to the FE blocks 352/390/428 configuration.
Right, I imagine this one is more thirsty, but what a cruiser!
 

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Mega motor for sure. One of the MEL series of Ford motors, a sister to the Y block even though few parts are shared. Lasted in the Lincoln lineup until 1965 or maybe 1968 depending what source you pick up........
Predecessor to the FE blocks 352/390/428 configuration.
Right, I imagine this one is more thirsty, but what a cruiser!
Yes it is a cruiser allright and really something to drive - always starts right up and rides like a dream, with plenty of power and 5 cigarette lighters (no one ever used one). Back in the early 70s, I owned a '60 Continental Convertible (my car), a 1959 Continental 4dr (family car) and a 1958 Continental Convertible (wife's car), plus a 1961 Continental 4dr convertible which was in process of a full restoration - all eventually were sold.

For your interest, my son and I own an antique car museum in Canfield, Ohio with about 50 antique and classic cars in our collection. See Home Lots of nice cars and lots of decor in our two buildings. If you or anyone on this forum are ever in NE Ohio, our museum is open from 10 AM to 3 PM every Saturday - Free Admittance.

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Are you at all interested in the new Continental that is coming out?

I like the car and the grille, but the wheels are a bit too much for my taste.

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Love the wheels. Seeing the front face/grille in person is dramatic. I love the lighting and the way it looks coming at you from behind. The headlights have cool Lincoln symbols etched in them. And the symbol on the hood lights up/glows. My son thinks it looks like a cool smiling face. Would love to see one all blacked out.

I'm not a sedan person (at least for my age and needs right now) but I think the design is pretty cool.
 

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I like the looks of the new Continental, wheels and all, especially that blue color -- and depending on how much they leave the same and what they might change when it comes down to actual production, and the actual production time itself I'd at least go look and give it try when the S6 lease is up -
 
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