1966 Lincoln Continental - Jay Leno's Garage

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Jay recently bought this brilliantly engineered, original and unrestored Lincoln Continental convertible from a woman who lived three miles away from him! Lincoln savant John Cashman walks us through the unique and complex systems that make up this perfect California cruiser!
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Donald Schwartz
Donald Schwartz Күн мурун
Parlor doors John
inkey2
inkey2 2 күн мурун
note: don't drive this car by any book depositories in Dallas
Stuart Lob
Stuart Lob 5 күн мурун
A word about those hydraulic wipers: When I was little, I used to sit in my dad's T-Birds (a 1964 and 66, also built at the Wixom Plant) and pretend to drive. I noticed that if the steering wheel was turned back and forth while the wiper slider (the "infinite adjustment" control) was set to run, the wipers would move incrementally with each twist of the wheel. Even at age 5 I knew electric motors drove the wipers in the other car (an Impala), the power windows, the washing machine, the HVAC, etc. . Those wipers moving when I cranked the wheel fascinated me and probably put me on the path to two degrees in mechanical engineering. Side note: Later my parents (with advice from their know-it-all 20 year old engineering student) purchased a Oldsmobile Diesel. The power brake booster used power steering hydraulics, as the Diesel develops little vacuum. "Ooo, just like the old T-bird!" I remember thinking. That hydraulic booster failed about a month after they got the car, and the replacement was back-ordered for six weeks. Complex and unusual designs such as these are fun, but when they fail on a rural stretch of Mississippi Interstate and your "guy" is not riding with you, not so much.
Cheryl Ostrow
Cheryl Ostrow 6 күн мурун
My aunt had a baby powder blue Lincoln Continental convertible with the tire port by the trunk - with a white leather interior. She lived in Detroit and would drive to Ft Lauderdale every winter and would visit us on their trips twice yearly. They bought new cars every year or two and it was always fun to see the newest “cool” cars - which she always drove. Her husband would drive a clunker truck when on his own but when out together or out alone these cars were my aunt’s domain. When he retired they would buy a car in Detroit and drive to Florida to sell and the car would pay for their winter in Florida. They were really fun and my father was her baby brother and they were always close. Good times. For those that love these old cars try to catch the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit - which is held every year in August. Woodward cuts through Detroit and its Norther suburbs and people come from all over the world with their restored vehicles. People bring lawn chairs and sit by the road along the route to see the thousands of beautiful cars from hot rods to over the top luxury. This car show build for almost a week until the finale and is lots of fun. August is Michigan is the best. Beautiful and not as hot as most of the US. Really lots of fun.
John Doe
John Doe 7 күн мурун
Roy Rogers had one. It was yellow.
Bruce Martin
Bruce Martin 8 күн мурун
Looking at this I'm falling in love all over again. The first car I ever owned. My brother had its competition the Cadillac coupe de ville!
Nelson Swanberg
Nelson Swanberg 9 күн мурун
My guess is that more income from manufacturing was generated at the Wixom Assembly Plant than at any other factory on our planet. I saw one of these being repaired at a shop on Sheldon Road in Canton Michigan. The owner might not have known what he had.
Rick Totty
Rick Totty 13 күн мурун
I worked at Ford in the 80s. I was the guy that worked on these. I loved them. Ron Baker on the east coast was my teacher. You can’t leave these car sitting with a dead battery. If you open the rear doors with a dead battery the four wire motor will be burned-up.
Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff 15 күн мурун
Tell me how the freakin door locks work man! There's a reserve pneumatic tank under the right fender that controls it. Awesome car.!
Hunter Mann
Hunter Mann 15 күн мурун
Hi Jay, thanks for such a great episode! Truly a classic car and I love that it’s a local car from right there in the neighborhood. If you’d like to see my ‘64 Mercury Montclair I’d be happy to drive it up from Orange County and take you for a ride. It’s really a classic in midnight blue, tons of chrome, the classic Breezeway rear window… and it was once owned by the Kennedys!
Karen Fyhr
Karen Fyhr 18 күн мурун
Love the car and admire John for his expertise , and worth every penny he charges. I never knew these early Lincoln Continentals were unibody , I still remember my dad's 62 Lincoln sedan, and loved that car. But now I understand why the insurance company totaled it when it got rear-ended and accordioned the entire rear.. simply because it would cost way too much to restore the unibody to factory specs.
M3 Technologies
M3 Technologies 18 күн мурун
Cigars usually need to be re-lit from time to time, while you're smoking them. Lincoln made it so that people inside wouldn't have to make do with lighter sharing every now and then. I thought it was ridiculous at first, then I realized what potential inconvenient they were trying to solve.
Mellowcanuck
Mellowcanuck 19 күн мурун
Sixty year old car and those doors closed like they were brand new....wow. What a find.
kunekune
kunekune 21 күн мурун
Comfort, Conservative Class, and American!
Jimmy
Jimmy 22 күн мурун
Huge size, I don’t think you drive it in Europe
Wayne Leonard
Wayne Leonard 22 күн мурун
Isn’t this the Kennedy car?
BIG CITY
BIG CITY 25 күн мурун
Had a Matchbox car of one of these. Its iconic. OMG....a regular battery.
Joe Blow
Joe Blow 25 күн мурун
Cashman really knows his stuff!
James Bobo
James Bobo 26 күн мурун
I know a guy that owned a car that was the same year make and model and it was a convertible and he always kept it garaged and hardly ever drove it and it was in basically mint condition but it wasn't white it was a light blue with blue interior and he only wanted 2500.00 for it
khrom
khrom 27 күн мурун
Anyone else catch that firebird in the backaround at 39:45
burt panzer
burt panzer Ай мурун
My first car was a silver 67' that drove like it was floating on air.
Alwhite1929
Alwhite1929 Ай мурун
Damn, triple white suicide Lincoln. Don’t get any better than that. Love it.
mar brook
mar brook Ай мурун
Nice car ,,, Plus knowing some rich lady own it ,,,makes it that much sweeter 💕
Tim Gerard
Tim Gerard Ай мурун
Now that's a man who knows his limit switches!
aris95
aris95 Ай мурун
In Europe Ford car had smilar design format in Ford 17M/20M/26M models. It was much smaller car but it was easy to see where the design originated from, specially in the latest models 1969-72
wilson lu
wilson lu Ай мурун
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Emil Mondoa
Emil Mondoa Ай мурун
One of my favorite American cars
Ponomo hometogo
Ponomo hometogo Ай мурун
Makes me want to watch reruns of Green Acres....
ken barkdoll
ken barkdoll Ай мурун
Had a 1976 with the 460 engine. On the highway you could not sense the high speed. Look down to see I was going 100 mph. Had to use cruise control. Felt like 70 or so. Very quiet and smooth sedan .
Peter Hamlin Hamlin
Peter Hamlin Hamlin Ай мурун
Lincoln's were good limos. Smooth suspension with a good chauffeur wouldn't spill your glass of champagne even going over a speed bump.
Peter Hamlin Hamlin
Peter Hamlin Hamlin Ай мурун
Lincoln continental and Cadillac were equivalent in the mid 60s.
Peter Hamlin Hamlin
Peter Hamlin Hamlin Ай мурун
Lincoln continental '66 drop top was a recognized "pimpmobile" of which no one speaks. 4 people sat in the back seat. The convertible was a big show when the owner chose. 60s drama,inside and out especially lavender.
Midcentury Modern
Midcentury Modern Ай мурун
This was back when America made real cars, made of steel, not ABS plastic. What a gorgeous land yacht!
James Alford
James Alford Ай мурун
Yo Jay? What happened to the six character black plate?
Bronson
Bronson Ай мурун
Real experts don’t wear suits.
James
James Ай мурун
lol whos screaming at 4:36? hahahaha
Philip Carli
Philip Carli Ай мурун
My family had a red '66 model like this - my father bought it in 1981. It was wonderful but frightening; the trunk lid would occasionally stick in the upright position when retracting the top. Great cruising and touring car, extremely comfortable, lovely to drive, but we were always nervous about the electrics and hydraulics.
peterdaniel66
peterdaniel66 Ай мурун
Hope this guy finds another car to work on or specialize in can’t be much business in a car that’s now 54 years old
52958
52958 Ай мурун
The gas gauge wasn't working ...
Donald Oglesbee
Donald Oglesbee Ай мурун
My dad bought my mom a '66 sedan and I talked them into letting an excited 13yr old(me) to order all the options.I ordered all of them including the matching Hartman luggage with mom's initials in gold tone. It took 3 months to build...only 2 were made in the colors I chose...one belonged to the wife of L/M G.M. Pitcairn Blue(Navy metallic) Oxford White vinyl top,Oxford White Leather interior,AM FM 8 track Quadrophonic and Auto Climate.Even a plaque on the dash signified my mom's car was specially built for her. As for the good ornament "star"...it is a throwback to navigation charts that used the 4 points NESW and the inner connector is NE SE and so on. Hence the name "Continental" as per Sea to shining Sea and Ford's love of driving it all. The Lincoln Navigator then,most likely got it's name from the Navigation "star" on Charts and maps. Btw in '67 the good ornament was spring loaded for "safety reasons" Cheers from Tucson 🏜🏝🏖🍹
Boris Eduardo Sanabria Pérez
Boris Eduardo Sanabria Pérez Ай мурун
Beauty uff
Heavy Metal Mechanic
Heavy Metal Mechanic Ай мурун
Copied from Hagerty (where I first saw the article and video) I know this is a running joke with the mileage...and Cashman knows his convertible tops. I remember "talking" to him on thelincolnforum.net (sadly I dont have enough time to go as much as I used to, but I still should have writeups for repairs with photos etc...I was the early 70s guy) So, I have a few early 70s Continentals, and one my 72, pre emissions, I get around 19-20mpg, and on my 73, I get 15, although I think that car has a mild cam, has aftermarket exhaust, (done by the previous owner), and it does drive noticeably quicker, hence the higher fuel consuption, but still, no matter how much I floor it, the worse I ever got was 13mpg (and in the hills of upstate NY). The question is adjusting the carburetor. Too few people know how. I learned all that I could from Northvale Dan. I do have a youtube channel and I go into some of these topics. And in case there is doubt, I used to be an aircraft mechanic and I keep maintenance records for each of my cars (modeled after the AFTO 781s), which include every refill, which is always a complete fill, with trip odotmeter readers, full odometer reading etc. I calculate mileage over the years (decades already), and this arent fluke numbers.
Nick Richards
Nick Richards Ай мурун
im still upset with u ever since u took that 1967 Toronado made ut look like a 1966 and then ditched that awesome Rocket 425cid ultra high compression V8..AND then made it rear drive...omg Jay what the hell
radioguy1620
radioguy1620 Ай мурун
They talk about getting looks while driving, i was driving down rte 8 thru CT one nice day and a Red 59 el camino was cruising along at about 55 in the right lane and no one would pass him. pretty funny to see.
BruiserFL
BruiserFL Ай мурун
Thank you for another well produced car video.
Rafael Lopes
Rafael Lopes Ай мурун
i can imagine the scary face of the mechanical who would work in this car seeing the top going up after working in a toyota camry
David
David Ай мурун
Circa 1970...neighbor of my parents in Bakersfield had this exact car, same color, exactly the same.
Philip Minott
Philip Minott Ай мурун
Jay, I must be tough playing to one audience member who is all engineer and no humor, " Hunger striker, driving naked, hitting the [pedal] with his big toe" John: [not even a chuckle]. LOLOLOL
Michael Dickens
Michael Dickens 2 ай мурун
I wish Ford would bring back a 2 door lincoln John thank you for being a historian on Lincoln the apitomy of old American money and craftsmanship I love it
Gregory Eastwood
Gregory Eastwood 2 ай мурун
No seat belts over the shoulder.......a Beeeeeutiful car.
John C. Bojemski
John C. Bojemski 2 ай мурун
These types of convertibles were fantastic! They just DON'T make anything like them today. My late wife's cousin, a real "car guy", had a 1975 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE. When he came in from NJ. to visit his Grandparents in the thing, we'd pile in and go for "a ride" around the neighborhood. People thought we were members of a certain "club" of, achem, businessmen, who also operated in the area. It was amazing. LOL! (I'd LOVE to get my hands on one of these magnificent autos but... 1st) Can't afford it. 2nd) No place to keep it properly. You DON'T park one overnight on the street around here or it'll be GONE by morning. Great car Jay! Thanks for taking us along for the "drive" with you. Invoked WONDERFUL memories of my misspent youth here in the Bronx.####
William Cassone
William Cassone 2 ай мурун
I REMERBER MY 1968 white 4 door LINCOLN 462 GREAT CAR
Ernesto Jaime
Ernesto Jaime 2 ай мурун
What a beautiful automobile 😍
Callum Standish
Callum Standish 2 ай мурун
guys, I think its a complex system
Tangchi Prathomo
Tangchi Prathomo 2 ай мурун
Extremely beautiful car...
Izak-Jan van den Nieuwendijk
Izak-Jan van den Nieuwendijk 2 ай мурун
Lol, that yell at 4:36 was added later on.
eggsngrits
eggsngrits 2 ай мурун
Always one of my favorites. Unique.
Kelly W. Maynard
Kelly W. Maynard 2 ай мурун
My dad had a Mark IV Convertable that I think was made in 1973 or 74. Anybody know what I am talking about?
WayneB27
WayneB27 2 ай мурун
Always interesting and educational listening to experts like John Cashman.
The Motor Trade
The Motor Trade 2 ай мурун
Jay: I drove a 1964 Sedan around LA for 7 years as my Daily Driver and loved it...eventually restored 4 of the sedans and one convertible....they drive much smaller than they are.....doesn't look like you changed the single master cylinder to dual....DO IT or you can lose ALL your brakes at once.
Obsolete_Enigma
Obsolete_Enigma 2 ай мурун
I wish Jay did another episode With John! He's incredible!
idesofmarchUNIAEA
idesofmarchUNIAEA 2 ай мурун
I graduated in 1977 from high school. I bought my dad’s old 67 Lincoln. We had a Sony 5 inch black and white TV mounted on the front seat armrest. We used to watch TV before going into school. Life was good! I remember my German teacher looking in on us one spring morning, I can only imagine what he thought. It got six or seven in the city, and maybe 11 or 12 on the highway. Sidenote on the A/C, if it was like 60° out, and you set it to 65°, you would get frost on the coffin handles that close the doors. I found that out on a date one night.😂 The AM/FM radio had a Town & Country switch, which you could also activate, with your left foot on the floor. The headlights dimmed themselves, with a sensor in the front drivers fender.
James Von Maxwell
James Von Maxwell 2 ай мурун
Definitely a chick magnet...wow. Beautiful car.
Chris Robbins
Chris Robbins 2 ай мурун
So it's big, heavy, longer than the Cadillac . what's your point??
James Searles
James Searles 2 ай мурун
I put a new top on a 4 door. That took all day. The next day got a call that I had ripped the top - leaving me crabby. It turned out that the front manager after I left took it out for a ride putting the top down. You can not do that. The back lid swings up. Skipping details the top goes into the trunk. The lid comes back down. At that point there is only room for the top. In this case the tops had items in it - ripping through the top. I got an apology. They wanted me to put on a new top again - offering all sorts of dollars. Leaving some one from the front office to put it on. There was no one else who could handle the top. If memory is right about 11 different motors are needed to open or close the top. If any one gets out of sequence - well. Once, the back lid was up in the rain. Then it stuck there. Jim Searles
Milan Jakub
Milan Jakub 2 ай мурун
Hop a long Hop along Cassidy
Dale Anderson
Dale Anderson 2 ай мурун
I had a Lincoln town car, those Lincoln’s were boats.
Charlie Stout
Charlie Stout 2 ай мурун
He drives a cadillac
Adiel Cerriteño
Adiel Cerriteño 2 ай мурун
I respect this guys knowledge. But I can’t imagine talking shop with him 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
josephgaviota
josephgaviota 2 ай мурун
I'm changing my password to C5VY15A674C
Jarreau Randall
Jarreau Randall 2 ай мурун
50 minutes watching this with a smile on my face while me girl looked at me like🙄"its this time again 😔
BrightBlueEyesLori
BrightBlueEyesLori 2 ай мурун
Absolutely beautiful! My first car back in 1974 was a triple black 66 Continental with suicide doors, not a convertible but that car was a dream! Still a dream to one day own another one.......
Johnny Ringo 84
Johnny Ringo 84 2 ай мурун
Just bought a 69 continental a year ago! I would love to know how to contact this expert and see if he would recommend anyone close to me in the Midwest for help with the car if needed. Any suggestions ?
Nice Save Goalie
Nice Save Goalie 2 ай мурун
Check with the Lincoln Continental Owners Club or google him. I knew John back in the '80's, inherited a 66 in 2001; red with black interior. Loved it but didn't have a good place to keep it so sold it for $11k.
lokerola
lokerola 2 ай мурун
I love that Lincoln!!!
Sfla4x4 Molon Labe
Sfla4x4 Molon Labe 2 ай мурун
Absolutely gorgeous American classic!
Andrew Hollendursky
Andrew Hollendursky 2 ай мурун
Love these videos, but just noticed the gas tank is almost empty. Must of just went around the block.
Frank Hossack
Frank Hossack 2 ай мурун
Llllllllllllllllldb
Matt from Florida
Matt from Florida 2 ай мурун
There's a similar guy who's specialty is the Chrysler Crossfire. He travels all over the Southeastern USA. facebook.com/TightWorkAutoRepair
ludo luco
ludo luco 2 ай мурун
We learn a lot , Jay , with your show , especialy over here in france ...Your are the best
keytothegate K
keytothegate K 2 ай мурун
The car for good life
Wretched Slippage
Wretched Slippage 2 ай мурун
Joe Idiot workin' his topswitch.
John Dubovick
John Dubovick 2 ай мурун
if you can find one, would like to see you do a post on Cadillac diesels, that was really the beginning of the end for Cadillac in my opinion. All of their engines sucked since. Unlike the greater powerplants they had prior. I would like to see your take on it.
Christian Celis
Christian Celis 2 ай мурун
My dream car
Pauly Huipio
Pauly Huipio 2 ай мурун
The status symbol that you made it, Lincoln Continental
Patricia Chiaramonte
Patricia Chiaramonte 2 ай мурун
70 \ 80s even in the 60s was wonderful\ nothing beats Lincoln's\ caddys of this time was it you can be it\ ones of today you can't even call them Lincoln or caddys
Patricia Chiaramonte
Patricia Chiaramonte 2 ай мурун
Beautiful
Patricia Chiaramonte
Patricia Chiaramonte 2 ай мурун
Love it \ the tanks is what's up
john putt
john putt 3 ай мурун
I went to high school in Santa Monica. One of my friend's Dad bought a 66' in 66. a real boat, but my friends dad was so fat, "How fat was he?"...He was so large, that's why he bought this land yacht... He had to place a handkerchief on top of his belly so the steering wheel wouldn't wear out his pants where the wheel was constantly rubbing on his gut. not mentioning his name, but he was a great guy. We drove to Vegas in the Lincoln in the day and saw Bobby Darin's act with a new comic, Richard Prior.
gideonsward
gideonsward 3 ай мурун
best guest on the show.
Terry Lomax
Terry Lomax 3 ай мурун
64 thunderbird convertible has the same top. It does have the manual locks however.
john dent
john dent 3 ай мурун
Maybe we did go to the Moon, after all. All done with relays and duct tape!!
Gary Eagleson
Gary Eagleson 3 ай мурун
Hey Jay, your hair goes Great with the color of the car!😂🤪😆👍💚✌️❤️
Lucid Dreamer
Lucid Dreamer 3 ай мурун
As Jim Croce would say, “He got a custom Continental. He got an Eldorado too.”
Gary Macpherson
Gary Macpherson 3 ай мурун
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun and a razer in his shoe
scdevon
scdevon 3 ай мурун
If you're Leroy Brown, you have both. Why choose?
MrBuzzSargent
MrBuzzSargent 3 ай мурун
I enjoyed this show from start to end. This is when a Lincoln was a Lincoln. A beautiful ride, an amazing car in an engineering sense. Thanks, Jay for making covid a little less stressful!
Bill23799
Bill23799 3 ай мурун
I guess the passenger side rear view mirror was an option that cost $52.00
RD2564
RD2564 3 ай мурун
That is a beautiful machine, Jay.
Jackson Wyrick_2228355
Jackson Wyrick_2228355 3 ай мурун
This reminds me of a 1977 Cadillac eldorado
John Barber
John Barber 3 ай мурун
Paul Drake mobile from Perry Mason.
RockstarBruski
RockstarBruski 3 ай мурун
Love this rolling boat! :) thanks Jay for showing this beauty to us! 🙂
Nicolas Lafrance
Nicolas Lafrance 3 ай мурун
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