Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby tbeck1 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:55 pm

I am the fourth owner of a 1963 Lincoln Convertible with 36,000 original miles. The previous two owners have individually confirmed to me that Lucille Ball was the original owner of this car. The second owner bought it from a dealer in Palm Springs CA in 1964. Can anyone help me figure out how I could go about verifying the original ownership of this car?
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:41 pm

Proof is a copy of the original title with the VIN in her name. Anything else is bullshit.
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby linc64 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:21 pm

You might try Lucy's fan page to see if anyone has posted pics of her with the car. Or you can try writing to her kids,Lucy and Desi, to see if they remember the car. Of course, even if it's confirmed that she owned a '63 convertible, you would still want proof that your car was hers.
Here are a few pics of Lucy with her children. Maybe there are more out there somewhere.
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/en ... with-kids/

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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby John Mc » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:52 pm

Tom, this is a long shot, but is the selling dealer still around in some fashion?? Be a celebrity sale, they might have some original paperwork somewhere.
If all else fails, look for some red hair in the carpet. :wink:
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby Stuart M. Cohen » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:55 pm

"If all else fails, look for some red hair in the carpet."

What if the carpet doesn't match the drapes?
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby John Mc » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Stuart M. Cohen wrote:"If all else fails, look for some red hair in the carpet."

What if the carpet doesn't match the drapes?


Hmmmmm, possible but I believe in her case it would.......... :shock:
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:19 am

At least a hair sample could result in a DNA test and be verified proving that person at least... dropped a hair in the car.
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby larrys 62 53A » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:49 pm

Wouldn't you need to dig up her late deceased corpse to verify the DNA? I imagine the kids wouldn't mind a bit. But if you get in touch with them, they'd have some 'splainin to do. :D
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:06 pm

I'm not saying it's easy.
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby 2sasilverbullet » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:32 pm

but then you'd have some splainin to do!
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby mjabbasi » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:51 pm

She also owned a '61 sedan.
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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby rick » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:47 pm

Hi Mjabbasi,

Hope all is well.

Off topic slightly, but I'm sure everyone would appreciate some photos of your cars if you still own them. I know I would.

What's it like driving them where you live and are they seen as oddities?

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Re: Lucille Ball's 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Postby CaptainDave » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:49 pm

Jeff Murray, Vintage Car Research. He can establish provenance.
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